Sharing a spin on tomato bisque by swirling in some classic Italian caprese flavors. I literally could live off caprese salads and had my fair share on our honeymoon in Italy(missing this amazing country right now!) so when the temperature dropped and it starting raining I had the craving for something like soup. And let me tell you…this is SO GOOD! I even told Luke how good I thought it was and he was shocked because one he knows I rarely compliment my own food and two he likes it and he typically will avoid anything that has tomatoes in it.ย 


  1. Melt butter in large pot and garlic, diced red pepper and onion and saute for a 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock, sugar, basil, oregano and cayenne and cover until it comes to a boil.
  3. Once boiled, add heavy cream and blend with immersion hand blender.
  4. Top with a balsamic glaze swirl, heavy cream and fresh basil and mozzarella cheese.


-If you do not have an immersion blender, I would throw your contents from your pot into a regular blender (may have to split soup into two portions to blend).

-Feel free to add more sugar to help balance out your soup if you think the tomatoes are still coming through too tart.


Hi there! Iโ€™m Maya Griffin, currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky where I was born but raised close by in Nonesuch, KY (yes, itโ€™s a real place!).

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