As you might be able to tell, I’m really into soup. If I’m being honest, I’m not a huge breakfast person, but I’m more than happy to have a cup of soup in the mornings, so I love having leftover soup on hand. This week, I made this bisque, inspired by a recipe in the cookbook,ย Soup & Bread.ย It’s super easy and tastes great!

You’ll need:

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of goat cheese (chรจvre)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes (28 oz total)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • fresh basil for a basil chiffonade (just stack, roll and chop the leaves)

Start by heating up your oil in a large stock pot. Once hot, add in your garlic and onion. Cook until tender. Add half of the basil, along with the cayenne pepper. Add tomatoes and water and boil. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.IMG_3528

Remove from heat. Slice up your goat cheese and stir in until completely melted into the soup. Add the rest of the basil, along with salt and pepper. IMG_3529Using either an immersion blender or a normal stand blender in batches, puree the soup until smooth and creamy! Serve with the chopped fresh basil (chiffonade).


This was so good. It’s rich, creamy, and super satisfying in rainy weather, like we’ve been having for the past few days! I’m super happy with how this turned out!