Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque

 There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of soup when you’ve got the sniffles. Once the temperature outside is cold and winter has settled in, my family’s cure for the wintertime cold is soup!   Just like my mother and grandmother, my go-to for colds is always a cup of creamy tomato basil bisque.  A family recipe passed down from generation to generation, this recipe warms the soul and soothes the throat.

Benefits of Soups When You’re Sick

Most of us have been told that when we’re sick, you need to increase your Vitamin C intake.  But why is that?  Vitamin C gives the body the energy it needs. It helps to support a healthy immune system.

And where can you find a great source of Vitamin C? If you said fruits and vegetables – you’d be correct!

Mealthy HandBlend

Over the years the recipe has stayed the same, but the tools for making it has changed (and for the better)!  With pressure cookers and immersion blenders, kitchen life has never been better.  Recently we got a Mealthy HandBlend to check out, and it is now our favorite kitchen tool.   In second place is the Mealthy MultiPot and you can find out all about that amazing kitchen tool here.

Whether you need to make your family soup for those colds or need to bring something to the holiday party, the Mealthy HandBlend is one of those kitchen tools that you MUST have.  It’s a professional-grade immersion blender that has multiple functions from pureeing to whisking and so much more.

The Mealthy HandBlend is an affordable immersion blender that literally takes the place of so many tools found in the kitchen.   This immersion blender comes with a stick attachment, a whisk attachment, a smoothie cup, and a chopper bowl.  Whether you need to chop onions and green chilis for your favorite salsa or strawberries and bananas for a smoothie bowl, this Mealthy HandBlend makes the job smoother and easier.  Plus clean up is a breeze because all of the attachments are dishwasher safe on the top rack!

Benefits of the Mealthy HandBlend

  1. Designed to puree, chop, whisk, blend, and much more.
  2. Constructed of high-quality stainless steel with sharp blades.
  3. 100% BPA-free.
  4. Blend soups, sauces, stews and more right in the pot.  
  5. Ten-speeds are available.
  6. Turbo button provides a burst of power and speed.
  7. It’s light and easy to use.
  8. Easy to clean.

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque (1)

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced 
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of heavy cream


  1. Add all ingredients except the heavy cream to a cooking pot or cup provided.  Set the heavy cream to the side to use later.

  2. Use the Mealthy HandBlend to blend on medium for 5 to 6 minutes or until consistency desired.
  3. Add in the heavy cream and blend for an additional 45 seconds.
  4. Simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes.

  5. Add basil for garnish.

Mealthy HandBlend


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Next time you or someone you love comes down with a cold, warm up with a cup of creamy tomato basil bisque.  May your bowl overflow, and your cold disappear. Soups up!


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