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Roasted Tomato Carrot Bisque
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
A hot roast in the oven caramelizes and intensifies the veggies in this delicious, healthy, super creamy Roasted Tomato Carrot Bisque. Add a splash of cream or leave it out, either way, it's delicious!
Course: Brunch, Lunch, Main, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Roasted Tomato Bisque, Tomato Carrot Soup
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
For the roasted veggies:
  • 3 pints cherry (or grape) tomatoes I've used all red and a combination of red and yellow with good success
  • 12 ounces carrots roughly chopped (or use baby carrots)
  • 1 large bell pepper cut into large chunks (I like to use yellow or orange for a pretty color.)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
For the soup:
  • 1 tablespoon butter I use salted
  • 1 large about 8 ounces sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth maybe more
  • 2 medium-large yellow or Russet potatoes (about 12 ounces) peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
To finish:
  • roasted veggies
  • fresh basil leaves ½ cup tightly packed
  • 2-4 tablespoon cream optional
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • small red and/or yellow tomatoes halved, for garnish
  • 6 cloves garlic unpeeled
Instructions
For the roasted veggies:
  1. Line a sheet pan with foil, for easy cleanup. Preheat the oven to 425 ˚F.
  2. Combine the tomatoes and carrots and bell pepper on a sheet pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, garlic salt, sugar and pepper. Toss with your hands to evenly distribute the oil and seasonings. Place the 6 cloves of garlic on a small piece of foil. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and bring up the edges of the foil to make a tightly sealed packet. Push some of the veggies away from the center of the pan to make a place for the garlic packet and nestle into place.

  3. Place the pan in the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes. Shake the pan gently to rotate the carrots and tomatoes. Flip the pepper pieces to the opposite side. Roast for another 20-25 minutes or until most of the juice from the tomatoes has evaporated. Remove from the oven.

For the soup:
  1. While the veggies are roasting, heat the 1 tablespoon of butter in a large soup or stockpot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and translucent. Add the tomato paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tomato paste deepens in color.

  2. Add the chicken broth, potatoes and salt. Increase the heat and bring to a medium boil. Cover and cook for 20 minutes until potatoes are nice and soft.

To finish:
  1. Add the roasted veggies (just squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins) and fresh basil leaves and blend until smooth, using an immersion blender. You can also transfer the mixture to a regular blender, add the roasted veggies and blend until smooth. (If using a regular blender, be sure to leave the center cap of the cover off and cover the opening with a sieve, kitchen towel or several thicknesses of paper towels to prevent heat build-up and possible explosion.)

  2. Add 2-4 tablespoons of cream (optional) and stir to blend. Taste and season with more kosher salt, if needed. If you prefer a thinner soup, add a bit more chicken broth.

  3. Serve the soup bowls, garnished with halved cherry or grape tomatoes and/or a drizzle of cream or balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves. Refrigerate any leftovers and enjoy within 3-4 days or freeze for a delicious dinner on a busy day!

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Carrot Bisque
Amount Per Serving (10 1 cup)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 672mg29%
Potassium 577mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6245IU125%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.