Have you ever taken a spoon with a tasty rich soup that is perfectly smooth and full of flavor? If your watches don't ring, you probably haven't tried bisque and there's no better time than now.
Maybe you have tried a lobster or crab bisque and remember the incredibly creamy texture it had to offer. A real bisque is a soup made with seafood, mirepoix and cream and thickened with ground peel or rice. In recent years, "bisque" has been used to describe quite a lot of creamy soup, but it is not necessarily accurate.
This gives us a category of soups that we like to call "non-traditional bisque recipes." Butternut squash bisque is trendy, but have you ever thought of making one with cauliflower or roasted red pepper? Why not try them all? Here are our five favorites.
Best overall: Butternut Squash Bisque
Butternut squash is a sweet, nutty flavor in winter that makes an excellent side dish for fall weekends, like Thanksgiving. When you puree it into a bisque, you experience a whole new meal that will surely delight the whole family.
Use this bisque recipe to make the perfect meal for a crisp autumn day. All ingredients are vegetarian too, so it would make a great meatless Monday meal. You will love how all ingredients are assembled to create a flawless smooth soup.
Download the recipe: All Recipes
Healthiest: Loaded Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower Bisque
Here is another excellent example of taking a thickening agent to another level with cannellini beans. The creator of this recipe also uses several southwestern-style ingredients, such as pico de gallo and coriander, which make this bisque one of our favorite non-traditional versions.
Why serve bisque with hot crusty bread when you can have it with tortilla chips instead? This smooth, nutritious bisque is full of flavor and has only 115 calories per serving. If you are looking for something easy this is it!
Download the recipe: No Spoon Necessary
Best Rendition of Tomato Soup: Tomato Bisque
A can of tomato soup and grilled cheese is a classic meal with comfort food. But what if we told you we found a nice version of the childhood meal you so enjoy?
Onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes puree perfectly together and taste great with garlic and fresh herbs in this recipe. You may never go back to preserved things.
How about a nice version of grilled cheese? Take a few slices of fresh peasant bread and add fresh mozzarella, fresh crisp cheddar and maybe even some Asian cheese.
Get the recipe: Food Network
Best Vegan Options: Roasted Vegetable Bisque
Yes, this recipe is vegan , but we should probably also mention that it is paleo, whole30 and milk-free and free. So if this meets your dietary needs, this recipe is a must-try.
The great thing about this soup is that you choose which vegetables you want to add. Whether it is zucchini, carrots or sweet potatoes, you will love the sweet taste of pureed goodness because you chose the ingredients. But don't worry, this recipe is easy to follow, and the author makes fantastic recommendations.
Download the recipe: Bites of Wellness
Best Roasted Vegetable Bisque: Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque
Here is another excellent version of tomato bisque. The sweet roasted peppers cleaned with tomatoes, and the other fresh herbs and vegetables make this recipe good for themselves. Just add some fresh cream and vegetable pulp, and it's ready for the blender before you know it.
The homemade crouton and cheese crumb topping takes this bisque to the next level!
Get Recipe: Girl Gone Gourmet