A creamy tomato soup recipe, called a tomato bisque. With tender chicken to be hearty and filling–you can make in under an hour!
My favorite homemade tomato soup is easy, delicious and creamy! You can make this in just a few minutes with pantry staples.
Made with pantry staples
Homemade creamy tomato soup is comfort food at it's finest.
First, this is an easy, really good creamy tomato soup. Make it in under an hour—we all have things to do, people to see…
With ingredients like canned tomatoes, garlic, carrots, onions and broth, you probably don't have to do much shopping for dinner tonight.
I added fresh oregano to this simple soup to take it up a notch. If you want you can sub dried oregano from the spice rack.
Add shredded rotisserie chicken (leftovers are awesome for this!), and it makes a complete meal—right in the bowl.
More of my delicious soup recipes:
- Mexican Tomatillo and Beef Soup
- Mushroom Ravioli Soup
- My Best Winter Soups Collection
- Butternut Squash Soup with easy flavor variations
Tomato bisque soup recipe
The definition of a bisque originated with a seafood soup, with cream and the tender meat of shellfish.
A broth is made with the shellfish and other ingredients. The fish is removed and the soup gets pureed. A little cream is usually added and the fish goes back in.
These days you'll find any silky, creamy soup called a bisque. I think this qualifies for a few lovely reasons.
I use tomatoes, cream and chicken broth to make a velvety and creamy tomato soup. Then I add chicken to the silky soup. Just my take on a classic!
Make vegan creamy tomato soup
Make this tomato soup vegan by swapping a few ingredients.
- Use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.
- Use a nut milk creamer like cashew or hemp seed milk in place of the cream.
- Leave out the chicken. Add cubed tofu if you'd like.
Different kinds of soup
A silky, creamy soup is called a bisque. A thick soup is usually called a stew. A chowder has clams or corn and potatoes. There are broth soups and pureed soups.
This tomato bisque soup is dreamy on it's own or with chicken. Check out my tip for serving it to kids below.
As much as we’d like to deny it, kids are picky. Also, grown women like me are picky, but that’s for another time.
So unless your children are like my food-hero-nephew Jackson, who asks for broccoli for breakfast, here’s a thought:
Don’t add the chicken to the soup (also leave off the beautiful leafy oregano garnish). Cut chicken into little bites along with some squares of bread and cheese and hand the child some toothpicks. Let them dunk skewered bites of these morsels into the tomato soup. FTW*
*That means “for the win” for people like me who had to Google it.
How to make creamy tomato soup:
Here's how to make my creamy tomato soup recipe in a few easy steps.
• Cook the carrot, onion and garlic so they are fragrant and soft.
• I added flour to help the silky and velvety texture come through.
• Add the tomatoes, broth and oregano and simmer.
• Puree the soup in a blender and add the cream, and chicken if desired.
Creamy Chicken Tomato Bisque
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 carrot chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 can (28-oz) can whole tomatoes with juice
- 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups (12 oz) shredded cooked chicken
- In a 6-qt pot over medium-high heat, combine olive oil, carrot, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until onion is soft, 6 to 8 min. Stir in flour until vegetables are coated, then add tomatoes. Add broth and ½ teaspoon oregano and stir, breaking up tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 8 to 10 min.
- Working in small batches, puree soup in a blender of food processor and transfer back to pot. Stir in cream, salt and chicken and heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper and serve garnished with remaining oregano.
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Recipe by Tara Bench originally published in Ladies’ Home Journal Sept/09. Photography Alexandra Rowley. Food Styling Roscoe Betsil. Prop Styling Jen Everett.<?small>
Making this tonight! And I'm loving the kid tip!
Awesome! Let me know how you like it!
Kids and toothpicks go together well! This soup is fabulous!
Jacqui DeBono says
The toothpick idea is genius! We all love tomato soup, but only one kid likes chicken and the kid that likes chicken doesn't like cheese (but the other one loves cheese!). This looks gorgeous and tomatoey and creamy - some of my fave things!
Great toothpick idea! This soup looks so good, lucky I have all the ingredients home cause it's gonna be my dinner tonight!
Jenni LeBaron says
Tomato soup is so comforting but on its own I find that its not always super filling. I love that this recipe includes chicken for protein rounding this out into a hearty, healthy, and tasty meal!
Pam Greer says
My husband and I were just talking about having some tomato soup for lunch tomorrow!! This is perfect timing! I can't wait to try it!
Your chicken tomato soup looks so creamy and so delicious! Perfect for a midweek lunch or dinner! I'm also finding tomato soup on it's own a bit bland and boring, but love the idea of adding chicken for extra texture and flavour!
Marisa F. Stewart says
I'm not usually a fan of tomato soup but once I saw the recipe and read the ingredients I was fascinated. I had everything I needed so I decided to make it. Whoa! It was delicious. I had it with a grilled cheese sandwich and they made a perfect pair.
Now this is what I call a chicken bisque - the consistency, the color, the looks - everything is just perfect!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
This sounds so delicious! My husband loves tomato soup but often complains that it's just not filling enough. I'm sure he'd love this chicken variation!
Why have I never thought to pair tomato soup with chicken? This is so incredibly comforting and delicious!
Literally eating this amazing soup as I write this! It's so much easier than I expected and is absolutely delicious.
Goodness! This is absolutely a must-try! It looks so delicious!
This soup looks glorious! I will most certainly try it!
This looks so delicious and perfect for the fall season! Can't wait to make this!
This soup looks fantastic, perfect for this fall weather!
Beti | easyweeknightrecipes says
Such a fantastic soup! I can't wait to try it!!
Love how creamy is this soup! It's exactly what I need right now!
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says
I love how creamy and tasty this is!!