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Friday, January 9, 2015

Light Creamy Tomato Bisque

Warm up to this Light Creamy Tomato Bisque that has all the flavors of a traditional tomato bisque but with less the calories. 
Hey friends, welcome back to Foodie Friday!
Where every 2nd Friday of the month I, Sandra from A Dash of Sanity, will be sharing one of my favorite recipes with the friends and followers of Love Bakes Good Cakes.
I absolutely love soups for the fall and winter months, they are always so warm, inviting and make the house smell amazing! I always tend to lean towards soups that are creamy and have lots of cheese. So when I recently made my favorite soup, Tomato Bisque I thought of trying to slim it down, using fat-free milk, 1/3-less-fat-cream cheese and then just topped with a little cheese, instead of adding it into the soup. Viola, it turned out amazing! So I thought I would share this recipe, so that you can enjoy a soup classic but with less calories. Cheers to a new year!
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Light Creamy Tomato Bisque

2 – 28 ounce cans whole peeled plum tomatoes
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup low-fat milk, non-fat or 1%
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

Pour both cans of tomatoes with their juices into a large sauce pan, bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure it isn't burning to the bottom.

Pour tomatoes from the pan into a blender or food processor, add in the 1/3 cup of fresh basil and process until smooth.

Return the pureed tomato mixture back into the original pan; add in milk, salt, garlic and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add in cream cheese, using a whisk stir while cooking over medium heat, until cream cheese is completely melted and soup has thickened a bit, about 5 minutes cooking time.

Remove from heat and serve soup, garnish with basil, cheese and bread if desired.

Store in an airtight container, in the fridge will last 3-5 days.

Here are some of my favorite winter recipes, hope you come over and check them out.


  1. Delicious and satisfying in this cold weather. xo Catherine

  2. This looks like such a delicious soup! I love bisque and I'm so happy that this is a lightened up version!


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