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Easy Tomato Pumpkin Bisque

Easy Tomato Pumpkin Bisque
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    servings, 1 cup each


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed (optional)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk


HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, pumpkin and vegetable stock. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir until mixture is completely combined. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off of the heat. (If you prefer a smoother bisque, use a blender to blend mixture, then return to pan.)

ADD evaporated milk and stir until blended. If the mixture is too thick, thin out with a little water. Season with salt and pepper once more and pour into soup bowls.