Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque Soup

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!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamysoup, easysouprecipe, homemade, soupforthesoul, tomatosoup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion diced, about 1/2 onion
  • 1 Carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1, 28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 cup Half & Half or milk
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in soup pan or Dutch oven. Add onions and carrots and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add in dried basil and garlic, cook additional 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in flour and tomato paste, mixture will turn to a thick paste. Continue whisking for 1 minute.
  4. Add in crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock; stir to combine. Turn heat down to low, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Stir in half & half, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until fully combined.
  6. 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!)