This Smoked Gouda Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque has a silky smooth texture and is deliciously rich and creamy. Fire roasted tomatoes, roasted red peppers, aromatic garlic and onion, savory chicken stock, herbs and spices, slow simmered and pureed, and then swirled with heavy cream and melty smoked gouda cheese. It's the perfect soup recipe for those cool and cozy fall and winter days.
Ingredients in Smoked Gouda, Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque
How to make low carb tomato soup
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Heat the butter in a large Dutch oven or stock pot, over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
STEP 2: Add the tomato paste, basil, salt, oregano and pepper to the onions and sauté for 5 additional minutes.
STEP 3: Deglaze the pan with ½ cup of the chicken stock and using a rubber spatula, scrape up and mix in any bits that are stuck to the bottom.
STEP 4: Add the fire roasted tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and the remaining chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce to low and let simmer for 30 minutes. (The longer you let it simmer, the more the flavors will come together.)
STEP 5: Use an immersion blender to puree the soup to a smooth, silky consistency.
STEP 6: Add the heavy cream, and gouda cheese, mix in, and let simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if desired.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Tomato soup does not typically have cream and is made with a base of stock or water. Tomato Bisque is slow simmered, with lots of herbs and spices and a good amount of cream.
YES! A medium sized tomato has just under 5 grams of carb and 1.5 grams of fiber, making it just 3.5 net carbs for one whole tomato.
If you do not have an immersion blender, you can puree this in batches in a blender or food processor.