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


  • 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!)