Tomato Bisque III

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This is a really fast and easy tomato soup recipe. My kids even liked it. I originally got it from a Food and Wine magazine, but I've tweaked it a little to suit my taste. The nutmeg makes the taste a little more complex.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.

  2. Stir in the tomato paste, chicken broth, tomatoes, sugar, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes until the vegetables are very tender.

  3. Pour half to three-quarters of the soup into a blender-depending on how chunky you want it-filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup in the saucepan.

  4. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and stir in the cream. Cook over medium heat until the soup is hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
17g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 754mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 253mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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