Tomato-Basil Bisque

Tomato-Basil BisqueRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Canned tomato soup gets a boost in this satisfying version, served warm or cold.


Makes about 7 cups
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes


2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup, undiluted
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Toppings: fresh basil leaves, freshly ground pepper, Parmesan cheese


Cook first 5 ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately with desired toppings.


Also appeared in the October 2002 issue.