Oven Baked Tomato Bisque for a Valentine’s Day Lunch with Dear Friends

Tangy and delicious, thick and creamy, quick and easy, this tomato soup takes just minutes to cook. I made this tomato bisque for a lunch with two of my dear friends last week and since we were getting together for a little Valentine’s Day celebration I wanted to make a soup that was red in color and tomato soup is what we all think of for a red soup. But I was in a time crunch that morning and it’s winter and fresh tomatoes are just not that flavorful in the winter, so I took a chance and made tomato soup with two jars of oven baked tomatoes. Folks, this had to be the quickest tomato soup I have ever made! It was ready in just 15 minutes! Because it is thicker than the usual tomato soup I’m calling it tomato bisque.

To make the bisque I drained the oil out of two jars of oven baked tomatoes, then blended the tomatoes with 5 cups broth.  Then all I did was sautéed an onion, added a few basil leaves, salt and pepper and brought the tomato soup to a low boil.  Next for added flavor not that the bisque needed it, I added sundried tomatoes. Fast, easy and delicious, this will become the easiest and quickest tomato bisque you will ever make!

Oven Baked Tomato Bisque


  • 2 jars of oven baked tomatoes marinated in oil
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk, cream cheese or goat cheese (optional) or keep it vegan and skip the cheese


  • First drain the oil from the jars. In a blender blend the oven baked tomatoes with 6 cups broth. Set aside.
  • In a large pot heat 2 tbsp of the tomato oil you drained and sauté onions until slightly brown.


  • Add the blended tomato puree, salt and pepper to taste, and sugar. Bring to a low boil. Add an additional cup of broth or water if the bisque is too thick. Once the soup comes to a boil add the fresh basil and sundried tomatoes and stir in. Taste and adjust for salt and more sugar if the bisque is too sour. Bring to a low boil. Soup is ready. Add the milk and goat cheese or cream cheese at this point or skip it completely to keep in vegan.
  • Serve bisque with garnish of sundried tomatoes and fresh basil.



A few pictures from our Valentine’s Friends Lunch ❤️





Scrumptious lunch with great friends. 

On the Menu:
Oven baked tomato bisque – me
Orange and fennel salad – Rose
Whole wheat couscous pilaf – Devi
Yogurt Raita – Me
Scones – Rose
Apple pear galette – Rose
Brownies -Rose
Fresh fruit – Devi
Chai – Me


Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️💙💕

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