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Tomato soup, for so many it is a classic comfort food that is perfectly paired with grilled cheese. For myself, it has been a food I have avoided for over thirty years. That was until recently when I tried Cream Chipotle Tomato Bisque.

When I was seven, I was making myself lunch one day, a day that I will never forget. I made myself tomato soup. I cooked it on the stove, poured it into a bowl and as I carried it to the table I poured burning hot soup all over myself. After that happened, I refused to eat tomato soup. I was strictly a chicken noodle or vegetable soup girl from that moment on. As years went by and I started cooking for my own family I started making more and more soups. I have become a homemade kinda soup girl. I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought a can of soup.  

Finding new recipes to try is a love of mine and I have come across a few tomato soup recipes over the years, always thinking maybe.  I never make them though because, well, memories. Then, I was added to a campaign for Hunt’s Tomatoes for Allrecipes with several recipes created by my fellow ambassadors. As I went through them I eliminated a few and then added a few to my recipe box to try out. One of the ones I included was the recipe for Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque. It was a bisque, not a soup, so maybe I would like it.

Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque | My Hot Southern Mess
The recipe was created by a fellow ambassador, France.  She is in the pic below on the right.

We had a great time in Iowa last September and after spending some time together, I discovered we had similar tastes. We even created recipes that were alike. So I knew her recipe would be delicious and there was a good possibility I may even like it.

Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque | My Hot Southern Mess
The bisque was quick and easy to make and I got to play with my immersion blender too. That is always an added plus. I tasted the soup and it was perfectly spicy and I thought to myself, why haven’t I been eating tomato soup again? I was in love and I think this creamy chipotle tomato bisque has replaced my favorite butternut squash soup and is my new favorite. I served the soup to my son with some sour cream to help cool it down for him and tortilla chips but I think it would pair perfectly with a grilled cheese sandwich. I will be making it again and trying that classic combo for myself.

Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque | My Hot Southern MessWhat is your favorite soup and sandwich combo?

Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, approximately 6-7 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder and salt. Stir to combine. Add chipotle peppers and Adobo sauce and stir.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth; bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover, and simmer 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Cool mixture slightly. Process with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream. Adjust salt if necessary. Slowly heat bisque but do not boil. Serve immediately.
  4. France's Notes:
  5. If you can't find the Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic variety, substitute one can of regular Fire Roasted Tomatoes and add 1 clove of garlic in with the onion.
  6. You may use a blender instead of an immersion blender to puree the soup; process in two batches if necessary

Recipe from Allrecipes.com 

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