Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brio Tuscan Grille's TOMATO BISQUE

No matter the season, when it comes to comfort food, soup in particular, nothing satisfies like tomato soup. It was probably one of the first soups most of us experienced. It was creamy and warm and comforting and flavorful, and that soup eating experience stayed with us our entire lives. Now, as an adult, there is no more soup in a can for me, I make my own. 

I have a lot of good recipes for tomato soup, but this is one of my favorites. It's from Brio Tuscan Grille and was published in the Post-Dispatch years ago. Every time I make it and serve it, people go crazy. It's rich and caloric, so the best way to serve this is in a cup (or a Lotus Soup Bowl). It's a must try, so relax, put your feet up, and enjoy a delicious bowl of homemade tomato bisque on Sip Some Soup Sunday.
Makes 8 (1 cup) servings.

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
2 (14 oz.) cans vegetable broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
2 1/4 cups canned tomato puree
1 (0.4 oz.) package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
6 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup water
4 cups heavy cream

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken and vegetable broths; add bouillon, whisking until it dissolves. Bring to a boil. Whisk in tomato paste and puree. Add dry ranch dressing mix; stir until smooth. Simmer 15 minutes over low heat.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water; stir until smooth. Stir into soup. Increase heat to medium; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 4 minutes. Stir in cream; cook until hot, but do not let return to a boil.
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Linda said...

This looks better than any bowl of tomato soup I've ever had! :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

oh Pattie, this recipe looks wonderful and I am going to try it. Any type of tomato soup is my favorite, especially with a grilled cheese sandwich, using unusual cheese.

Thanks so much for the recipe.

Have a terrific week and hopefully your Spring has Sprung.


Miz Helen said...

I just pinned your awesome Tomato Bisque, we are going to love this soup! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen