Monday, March 3, 2014

Cheesy Tomato Bisque

Today is a sick day at my house. The weather changing back and forth has kicked my butt! I just wanted lay in bed and enjoy a bowl of soup, so...I whipped this up. I love chunky tomato bisque and I love French onion soup so I thought I would combine the two by making a chunky tomato bisque and topping it with a melty mess of cheese. So beautiful and so delicious...what could soothe the soul better than that? Whoever said "Chicken soup for the soul" never tried cheesy tomato bisque!

2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 Tbsp flour
1- 33oz carton tomato sauce
1-14.5oz diced tomato
1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
1 tsp garlic paste
1/2 Tbsp dried basil or 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
a pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
8-10 Slices fresh mozzarella

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter, saute onion and celery until tender and combine with flour to create roux. Add in remaining ingredients. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Set your oven to the "Broil" setting. Ladle into coquettes or individual-sized oven-safe dishes and top each with 2 slices of mozzarella. Broil until the cheese is melted and slightly browning. Serve immediately. This would be perfect alongside my Aunt Linda's Basil Tomato Grilled Cheese Panini


1 comment:

  1. I hope you get better soon girl, this sounds too yummy to be true. Will have to try this one, with the cooler weather & rain we're FINALLY getting, it will be PERFECTO! ♥