Silky Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque RecipeTomato Bisque with big flavor and very little guilt! My Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque recipe has a secret ingredient that might surprise you.

Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe
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What could possibly be more comforting than a cup of creamy tomato soup on a cold rainy day?

I’ve loved tomato bisque since childhood. It’s like an edible security blanket, that warms your insides and soothes your soul.

Making Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

Yet now that I’m a little more cautious about what I eat, I’ve had to revamp my Tomato Bisque Recipe. Obviously the heavy cream was the issue. Most bisque recipes have 1-2 cups of cream to provide that ultra silky texture.

My secret weapon for omitting, or at least decreasing, heavy cream in creamy soups is… White beans.

How to Make Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

That’s right.

I add white beans to the Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque while it’s simmering to absorb flavor, then puree the soup once cooked. The starch in the beans creates a wonderfully creamy texture without all the added fat. (I used this trick here as well.)

Best Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

Now to be fully honest, the soup isn’t quite as smooth as a soup with loads of cream, and it doesn’t have the same sheen. But it’s pretty darn close, considering all the calories and saturated fat you omit.

For this Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque, the white beans did a superb job of creating the right thickness, then I added just a touch of heavy cream at the end to give it that extra touch of indulgence. (You could leave it out, if you prefer.)

The Best Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

That way, you can enjoy your comforting bowl of creamy tomato bisque without any hesitation.

You can even enjoy two bowls!

Easy Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe
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Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
A Healthy Tomato Basil Bisque recipe with big flavor and very little guilt! This Creamy tomato soup has a secret ingredient to lighten the load.
Servings: 6



  • Place the butter, onions and garlic in a large sauce pot over medium-low heat. Saute for 5-8 minutes to soften. Stir occasionally.
  • Then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil leaves, chicken stock, beans, and crushed red pepper. Turn the heat up to medium-high and simmer for 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
  • Turn off the heat. Using an immersion blender, puree the the soup until completely smooth. Taste and salt and pepper as needed.
  • Then add the cream and stir to combine. Serve as is, or pour through a sieve for an even finer creamy texture.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 603mg, Potassium: 617mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 685IU, Vitamin C: 15.4mg, Calcium: 110mg, Iron: 3.8mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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