BBT Bisque

BBT Bisque

BBT Bisque

Chopped smoked Bacon and fresh Basil top a creamy Tomato bisque flavored with more bacon and basil. Recipe from the Hunt's "Best Meals. Best Moments. Recipe Contest" 2009 - Karen, Simpsonville, SC, 1st Place

PREP TIME 30 minutes

COOK TIME 1 hour, 30 minutes


6 servings (about 1 cup each)


1 Pound smoked bacon, chopped
1 can (14 oz each) chicken broth
1 Cup heavy (whipping) cream
3 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped
1/2 Cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, divided
2 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste with Basil, Garlic and Oregano
1 small onion, chopped


  1. Heat large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add bacon; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove HALF of the bacon and drain on paper towels. Remove and discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add onion and cook 5 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in undrained tomatoes, broth and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  4. Stir in cream; simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half of the basil to the tomato mixture. Remove soup from heat. Place a portion in blender container. Puree 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Repeat until all soup is pureed.
  5. Place bisque in serving bowls; top with the remaining bacon and basil.
  6. This bisque can be made a day ahead. Prepare entirely except for adding the heavy cream. The next day, heat bisque over medium heat until warm and stir in cream.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 1 cup
Calories 390
Total Fat 29.9 g
Saturated Fat 13.9 g
Cholesterol 93.2 mg
Sodium 1690.8 mg
Carbohydrate 14.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Protein 17.3 g
Sugars 6.9 g
Calcium 84.4 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Vitamin A 1322.4 iu
Vitamin C 24.8 mg

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