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This easy-to-make Keto Tomato Bisque is a creamy and delicious tomato soup with bacon and basil. It will quickly become a family favorite!
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This Keto Tomato Bisque is the stuff of keto dreams my friends!
One of my hands down, all-time favorite comfort food meals has always been a bowl of creamy tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
Once I went keto I figured that was all in the past, and I was sad, very verrrrrrrry sad.
I knew tomatoes were higher in carbs AND everything else that goes into that old standby can o' soup is pretty much a no-no too.
Then I realized that tomatoes weren't necessarily off the table. If you balance your day and don't eat them all of the time, you can allow yourself a bowl of this soup when the craving strikes you!
As for that grilled cheese?
I have worked my way through a ton of store-bought keto bread, and most of them were awful. The only one I have found that is acceptable to my palate is Hero bread if you want don't want to make your own keto bread. They have several different kinds, as well as hamburger buns, hotdog buns, and now bagels too!
So now tomato soup and grilled cheese are back on my menu and I can't tell you how happy that makes me!
This Keto Tomato Bisque uses just a handful of ingredients.
- Tomato paste
- Crushed tomatoes
- Chicken bone broth (homemade or storebought)
- Organic onion powder
- Pink sea salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Dry sherry
- Heavy cream (can sub canned coconut milk)
- Fresh basil
Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.
This is a basic breakdown of the steps involved in making Keto Tomato Soup. You will find the full directions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Cook bacon in a large soup pot over medium-high heat until it begins to crisp. Remove half of the bacon and drain on paper towels. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic and cook for a minute, then add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, chicken bone broth, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
Stir in the sherry and cream, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Vegetarian - to make this recipe meat-free you can omit the bacon and use butter or another keto-friendly oil in place of the bacon fat.
- Vegan - to make this keto tomato bisque vegan remove the bacon per the step above and substitute canned coconut milk for the heavy cream.
- Spicy - add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed chili pepper flakes when you add the tomato paste.
- Italian - add 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning when you add the other seasonings
- Mexican - add 1 tablespoon of Mexican Seasoning Blend when you add the other seasonings.
There is really no special equipment needed to make this Keto Tomato Bisque. However, I do highly recommend using a good heavy bottom 6-quart Dutch oven. I use this one when I make all of my soup recipes.
Store your leftover keto tomato bisque in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can freeze this keto tomato bisque for up to 3 months.
I know it might seem like a really small detail but, don't skip cooking the tomato paste for a couple of minutes in step 2. This helps to bloom the tomato paste and enhance the tomato flavor.
FAQ about Keto Tomato Bisque
Absolutely, just leave out the bacon and use olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil in place of the bacon fat in step 2.
You sure can! Just substitute canned coconut milk for the heavy cream. Make sure to shake the can or blend the cream and liquid in the can.
Sure! I know some people don't agree with freezing dairy but heavy cream doesn't curdle as another dairy can. With that being said, I put my frozen soup in the fridge overnight and then reheat it slowly on the stove, stirring frequently. If the soup is too thick you can thin it with bone broth, or even water.
I freeze all of my soup in these microwavable dishwasher-safe containers and use these easy to remove labels.
More Keto Soup Recipes
Looking for more easy soup recipes like this? Give this Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Cabbage Roll Soup, Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup, Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup, Keto King Ranch Chicken Soup, or this Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup a try!
Keto Tomato Bisque with Bacon
- Cook bacon in a large soup pot over medium-high heat until it begins to crisp. Remove half of the bacon and drain on paper towels.
- Reduce heat to medium; add garlic and cook for a minute, then add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in crushed tomatoes, chicken bone broth, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Stir in the sherry and cream, simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add half of the basil and remove soup from heat. Blend with an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender and blend in small batches) until smooth.
- Place bisque in serving bowls; top with a drizzle of cream (optional), the remaining bacon, and basil
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