BBT Bisque

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8
Servings6

Chopped smoked Bacon and fresh Basil top a creamy Tomato bisque flavored with more bacon and basil Recipe from the Hunt's "Best Meals. Best Moments. Recipe Contest" 2009 - Karen, Simpsonville, SC, 1st Place

Ingredients
  • 1 pound smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste with Basil, Garlic and Oregano
  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, divided
 
Directions
  1. Heat large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add bacon; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove HALF of the bacon and drain on paper towels. Remove and discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add onion and cook 5 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in undrained tomatoes, broth and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  4. Stir in cream; simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half of the basil to the tomato mixture. Remove soup from heat. Place a portion in blender container. Puree 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Repeat until all soup is pureed.
  5. Place bisque in serving bowls; top with the remaining bacon and basil.
Cook's Tips

This bisque can be made a day ahead. Prepare entirely except for adding the heavy cream. The next day, heat bisque over medium heat until warm and stir in cream.

Cook's Tips

This bisque can be made a day ahead. Prepare entirely except for adding the heavy cream. The next day, heat bisque over medium heat until warm and stir in cream.

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Nutrition Information
Calories: 400 View complete nutrition information
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Avis July 13, 2015

Could one possibly use skim milk instead of cream? I use it in a lot of soups like potato or corn soup. Has any one tried it? It is a sacrifice some of us have to make.

ron January 01, 2014

Needed to make a low fat/fat free tomato bisque, saw this and mad it as is.. perfect!!! But very heavy in fat, for me that’s fine however for the wife not so good. Changed the bacon to Turkey Bacon and used fat free half and half for the heavy cream. I used free chicken broth instead of regular broth. Turned out great. Not the same as with the fat, but for those who are on a low fat program it is perfect, my wife loved it and had three servings right off the bat.. Now it is a staple soup in our house.

TimP September 18, 2013

Made this as a way to use up tomatoes from the garden, we are not normally tomato soup lovers, but this recipe is superb. Highly recommended!

Mamae January 31, 2012

Yum! The whole family loved it.

Mislis January 31, 2012

I made BBT Bisque with a grilled cheese to the side and my family loved it!!!! Thank you so much for you great receipes.!!

Anonymous January 31, 2012

Not so good for you, but totally delicious!