Creamy Tomato Bisque Soup

Creamy Tomato Bisque Soup

A kid-friendly smooth and rich tomato soup perfectly paired with sourdough grilled cheese. The comfort food you have been looking for. It can easily be converted to vegan with just a few swaps.

As soup season creeps up, I suddenly urge to share my delicious tomato soup recipe. It is smooth and creamy and may be your family’s new favorite soup this season. It is packed with roasted tomatoes, garlic, onion, and some dried herbs splashed with a creamy roux to take this soup to new levels. My kids expect this soup with a side of a stringy grilled cheese sandwich—comfort food with good nutrients for a balanced meal.

Why we love this soup and why you will too:

This meal is created entirely from scratch using whole-food ingredients. It is a well-balanced and comforting dish that can be prepared in just over 30 minutes. The versatile recipe can be easily modified to fit a vegetarian or vegan diet by swapping the broth, cheese, and milk. Even picky eaters will love this dish – it has their stamp of approval!

What you will need to make this tomato soup:

To make this creamy and velvety tomato bisque, you’ll need ingredients: those for roasting to build flavor, the creamy richness of the soup, and the grilled cheese to accompany the soup.

You’ll need tomatoes for the roasted vegetables, the dish’s star. You can use different types such as heart house, Romano, cherry, vine-ripened tomatoes, or any other type you like. You’ll also need red onion, peeled and roughly chopped, and garlic, which adds a great flavor to the soup without overpowering it. You’ll need salt, black pepper, basil, and oregano for seasonings. If your kids don’t like the speckles of seasoning, it’s better to opt out of the seasoning altogether, except for the salt. Lastly, you’ll need olive oil to prevent the vegetables from burning. Although good-quality olive oil is recommended, you can use avocado, ghee, or coconut oil.

For the creamy roux, you’ll need a combination of butter and olive oil, flour to thicken the roux, and milk of your choice. You can use 2% whole or plant-based milk, such as coconut milk. Adding grated parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese is highly recommended.

For the grilled cheese, you’ll need bread, and sourdough bread is the best option. However, you can use any bread your family enjoys, such as rye or wholewheat. For stringy cheesiness, you’ll also need white cheddar cheese, the main cheese, and mozzarella. Finally, you’ll need butter to fry the grilled cheese. Using grass-fed butter is recommended.

How to make it:

  1. To make this delicious tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 450°C and prepare a tray with parchment paper.
  2. Then, wash and cut your tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and roast them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Keep a close eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
  3. While the tomatoes are roasting, melt butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. Add two tablespoons of flour and stir until combined. Then, add ½ cup of milk and stir until a roux is formed. You can also add parmesan cheese for extra flavor. This should only take a few minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Next, blend the roasted tomato mixture, chicken or vegetable stock, and roux in a high-speed blender until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a pot and allow the soup to simmer.
  5. For the grilled cheese sandwich, shred some cheese and add a knob of butter to a frying pan. Allow the pan to heat up, then add one slice of bread to the pan. Add grated cheese and place the second slice of bread on top. Fry on medium-low heat, flipping the sandwich until both sides reach a nice golden-brown color, and the cheese is melted.
  6. Enjoy your delicious tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich!

After putting in all the hard work, take a moment to sit down and enjoy a warm and comforting meal on a chilly day. It’s a dish that will nourish your soul and satisfy the hunger of your loved ones. Based on my experience, this meal is an all-rounder that everyone can enjoy. If you have already tried this recipe, please feel free to rate and comment below to help others benefit from it and other recipes by My Picky Eater.

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-Inna

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Creamy Tomato Bisque Soup


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  • Author: Inna Fooks
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

A creamy tomato soup that kids will love, served with a side of sourdough grilled cheese. Easily made vegan.


Ingredients

Scale

810 tomatoes (5 cups) quartered

3 cloves garlic

1 medium red onion or 1/2 large

2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock

1/2 cup of milk

1 tablespoon butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoon flour or gluten-free flour

1/2 cup grated parmesan (optional)

Grilled cheese:

8 slices of sourdough bread

1 cup grated white cheddar cheese

1 cup grated mozzarella

1 tablespoon butter


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and chop the tomatoes, onions and garlic and place them on the prepared tray. Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over the vegetables and roast them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Keep an eye on them to avoid burning.
  3. While the tomatoes are roasting, melt some butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. Add two tablespoons of flour and stir until combined. Add ½ cup of milk and keep stirring until a roux is formed. For extra flavor, you can also add parmesan cheese to the roux. This should only take a few minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In a high-speed blender, combine the roasted tomato mixture, chicken or vegetable stock, and roux. Pulse until smooth.
  5. Pour the blended soup into a pot and let it simmer.
  6. To make the grilled cheese, shred some cheese and add a knob of butter to a frying pan. Once the pan is heated, place one slice of bread in the pan. Add grated cheese on top and place another slice of bread on top of the cheese. Fry on medium-low heat, flipping the sandwich until both sides are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  7. Enjoy your homemade roasted tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!

Notes

Leftovers can be placed in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat leftovers by warming up in a saucepan on medium meat. 

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven, stovetop

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Hey there! I’m Inna. I am the recipe developer and photographer behind My Picky Eater. As a Mom of 3 sweet boys who are particular about what they eat, I had to get creative with nutritious tasty meals. Join me on my journey as I share delicious healthy recipes that are enjoyed by kids and all members of the family.

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