Bacon Tomato Bisque: Easy Tomato Soup

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Jun. 01, 2013

This bacon tomato soup is creamy, flavorful and delicious!


Bacon strips 6 , chopped
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or substitute with more onion if you don't have any)
Flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Diced tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 can)
Chicken stock/Vegetable stock 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Bay leaf 1
Coarse ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 2 Teaspoon
Heavy cream 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Finely grated cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Optional)
Salt To Taste



1. Heat a big soup pot over medium flame and add the bacon. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes or until crisp.

2. Drain bacon on paper towel, but leave about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pot and add the butter.

3. Add the onion and celery. Stir and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.

4. Stir in flour and cook for another 3 minutes.

5. Add the diced tomato, chicken stock, bay leaf, black pepper, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, scraping the bottom every 5 minutes to avoid burning.

6. Pour heavy cream to cool the soup slightly, remove the bay leaf and blend the soup.

7. Strain and return the strained liquid to a pot. Set over medium heat.

8. Add the cheddar, if using and heat until warmed.

9. Taste and adjust seasoning of salt.


10. Serve with the crumbled bacon on top!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 332Calories from Fat 225

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 426 mg17.75%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet