This easy creamy tomato basil bisque soup is hands down the best tomato soup recipe. Thick & velvety smooth tomato soup with cream cheese and hints of basil; it’s the best comfort food recipe that’s ready in about 30 minutes!
Melt butter over medium heat in soup pan or Dutch oven. Add onions and carrots and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Add in dried basil and garlic, cook additional 2 minutes.
Whisk in flour and tomato paste, mixture will turn to a thick paste. Continue whisking for 1 minute.
Add in crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock; stir to combine. Turn heat down to low, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Stir in half & half, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until fully combined.
Using a hand blender puree until smooth and velvety; or, spoon mixture into blender and carefully blend until smooth (don’t fill the blender all the way, as the hot ingredients may cause it to overflow!)