Tomato Bisque

A bisque is a rich soup that combines vegetables, stock, and milk or cream. Serve for lunch with some chewy breadsticks and a mixed fruit salad.

SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 10-ounce container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 1½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  1. In heavy saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add Alfredo sauce and chicken broth; cook and stir with wire whisk until mixture is smooth.

  3. Add milk and stir; cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, purée undrained tomatoes in food processor or blender until smooth. Add to saucepan along with seasonings and stir well.

  5. Heat soup over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture just comes to a simmer. Serve immediately.

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is basically a white sauce, usually with some cheese added. You can find it in the refrigerated dairy section of your supermarket. It can also be found on the pasta aisle. In addition to Alfredo sauce, four-cheese sauce, cheddar pasta sauce, and roasted garlic Parmesan pasta sauce are available.

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