Copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

Copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

Of course Panera is famous for their bread and other baked goods, but they also make great soup!! One of my favorite soups is tomato, and Panera makes a good one. With this copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup recipe, however, you’ll be able to make one just as good at home, plus save yourself a lot of money in the process! I like to pair mine with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. Just thinking about it right now is making me hungry again!
 

Copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

 
Ingredients:

1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrots, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
basil, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
3 1/2 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
1 28-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes (diced), drained (or you can use 8 fresh tomatoes, diced)
4 tablespoons organic tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup half & half
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
hot sauce, to taste (don’t add too much unless you really want to)
croutons (optional)
sour cream (optional)
parsley flakes (optional)

Directions:

Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large stockpot. Add onion, carrot, celery rib, garlic and stir till coated well. Add salt, pepper, and pepper flakes just to taste (a pinch of each). Stir till vegetables are lightly brown. Sprinkle the wheat flour over the veggies and stir till they are fully coated. Pour in chicken broth and again, season with a pinch of salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Add tomatoes, paste, and sugar and stir. Add in bay leaf. Once boiling, simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Transfer the mixture to a blender till 3/4 of the way full, and blend till pureed, and return it to the pot. Repeat process with remaining mixture. Pour in the half & half and heat on medium for 5 minutes. Season one last time with salt, pepper, pepper flakes, and adding in the basil (to taste), and then stir in butter. Add hot sauce to taste. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, croutons, and parsley flakes if you wish.

Copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

Copycat Panera Bread Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • basil, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 28-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes (diced), drained (or you can use 8 fresh tomatoes, diced)
  • 4 tablespoons organic tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • hot sauce, to taste (don't add too much unless you really want to)
  • croutons (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • parsley flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large stockpot. Add onion, carrot, celery rib, garlic and stir till coated well. Add salt, pepper, and pepper flakes just to taste (a pinch of each). Stir till vegetables are lightly brown. Sprinkle the wheat flour over the veggies and stir till they are fully coated. Pour in chicken broth and again, season with a pinch of salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Add tomatoes, paste, and sugar and stir. Add in bay leaf. Once boiling, simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Transfer the mixture to a blender till 3/4 of the way full, and blend till pureed, and return it to the pot. Repeat process with remaining mixture. Pour in the half & half and heat on medium for 5 minutes. Season one last time with salt, pepper, pepper flakes, and adding in the basil (to taste), and then stir in butter. Add hot sauce to taste. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, croutons, and parsley flakes if you wish.
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Comments

  1. pam_gurganus@yahoo.com' Pamela Gurganus says:

    This soup looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I’m looking forward to trying it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. bbbneys31@gmail.com' Shakeia Rieux says:

    I have never tried their soups,but this looks delicious and i can’t wait to try it.

  3. shashank.tulsian97@gmail.com' Shashank Tulsian says:

    Lovely and tasty recipe ! Loved the food you make and this recipe is just simply another wonder ! Thanks You so much !

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