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Winter Tomato Bisque


This tantalizing and delicious bisque is made with juicy tomatoes, chopped onions and light cream.













Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


2 tablespoons butter
or margarine
1 each onions
cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons savory
or tarragon, dried, leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 each vegetable stock
or chicken or beef
1 cup water
cup tomatoes
cut into bits, oven dried, or 8 dried plum tomato halves, chopped
1 pound tomatoes
1 each tomato soup
italian, 11 1/8 oz can, condensed
2 ½ cups milk
½ cup light cream (half&half)
1 x savory
whole sprigs, or tarragon leaves, fresh, chopped


In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Stir flour, tarragon, salt, and pepper into onion until well mixed. Gradually stir in undiluted broth and water until well combined. Add tomato bits and heat mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer soup 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, peel, seed, and dice tomatoes. Stir undiluted tomato soup, milk, and half-and-half into soup until well mixed. Increase heat to medium-high and heat soup until bubbles appear around side of pan. Do not boil. Stir in diced tomatoes and heat through.

Ladle soup into bowls. If desired, sprinkle soup with chopped herbs and place bowls onto plates garnished with sprigs of herbs.

Note: Dried tomato bits or halves are available in the produce section of most major supermarkets.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 208g (7.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12852% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 12% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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