Easy Lobster Bisque recipe
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Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe

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Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe: a thick hearty creamy soup that’s made with simple ingredients to make it easier in the kitchen!

Easy Lobster Bisque recipe

Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe

My husband’s a huge fan of any “bisque,” out there known to man.  So I thought I would try and impress him one day, and work my tail off in the kitchen and surprise him with an amazing lobster bisque recipe… UNTIL I arrived at the grocery store, and saw that the recipe called for 4 lobster tails and they were currently $7.50 a tail.

Honey, I love you dearly, but I was not spending $30 on lobster tails alone for a stinkin’ soup.  So… Jessica’s version of an “easy lobster bisque,” recipe was formed.

Now, if you’re looking for a delicious dinner for a date night at home, then you may want to spring for the REAL lobster… Aaaaaand check out these date night ideas at home to make the most of your night!

(This is how the soup looks before the cream is added at the end.  The smell it puts off during simmering is soooo yum-a-licious!)

Lobster Bisque Recipe

Easy Lobster Bisque recipe
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Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe

Not only is this lobster bisque recipe so easy to make but it's so delicious! Pair with warm bread for the ultimate comfort meal.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort soup recipe, creamy soup, homemade lobster bisque
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 241 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans petite diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 32-ounce carton low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Old Bay seasoning or your desired spice level. Old Bay can get spicy.
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 packages imitation lobster chopped in to small pieces
  • 1 pint heavy cream

Roux (optional - if you like a thicker bisque)

  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter room temperature

Instructions

  1. Sauté garlic in a large soup pot.

  2. When garlic is sautéed, remove from heat. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, Old Bay seasoning, parsley and pepper to the pot.  Stir to combine.

  3. Take soup mixture, and pour into a blender, and puree until desired chunkiness.  (All of my soup wouldn't fit into the blender, so I had to blend two different times, and I pureed each batch for about 5 seconds.)
  4. Add soup back to pot, and cook over medium heat.
  5. Add your chopped imitation lobster.
  6. Simmer on medium-low heat for about 45 minutes to really let the ingredients cook through one another.
  7. Just before serving, add the heavy cream and cook until heated through.  {** If you prefer a thinner bisque, you can stop at step 7.  If you prefer a thicker bisque, continue with step 8.}
  8. In a small saucepan, melt your butter over medium heat, and add the flour.
  9. Whisk the roux mixture until a thick paste forms, about 3-5 minutes, or until the flour loses it's raw smell.
  10. Add the roux to the bisque, and continue stirring and simmer bisque over medium-low heat until bisque thickens to desired consistency.
  11. (If soup does not reach desired consistency, after about 10 minutes, repeat steps 8-10 until bisque is to your desired thickness.)
Nutrition Facts
Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/8 recipe))
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 22.8%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Love Any Bisque?

If you love any type of bisque too, you can mix this up by making a similar crab bisque, using imitation crab meat as well! Or, leave the meat out and add a few more tomatoes for a tomato bisque!

There’s just something about the creaminess of a soup like this one in the cold winter months that make me feel all warm and cozy inside.

Weeknight Dinner is Served!

This soup sounds like it takes a lot of time, but it really didn’t!  I think this recipe would make a great weeknight meal!  If you’re in the market for weeknight meals, you should check out more of our slightly homemade recipes HERE! Home-cooked meals, just made easy.

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  1. Nancy says:

    I love lobster bisque! Will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks!
    Stopping by from SITS!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw thank you so much for visiting! Yes I’d love it if you tried it! Let me know what you think! XO!

  2. Jessica, your bisque is beautiful- it warms me up just to look at it. I think you’re brilliant to use imitation lobster- thanks for the great idea!

    I’m so glad to connect through SITS Sharefest- I always meet the very nicest people through there! ♥

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you stopped by, and thanks for seeking my post out on SITS!

  3. P.S. I would love for you to share this (and anything else you’d like to share!) at my linky party, Treasure Box Tuesday- every Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time!

    1. Jessica says:

      I’d love to! Thank you for the invite!

  4. I will have to try this out! I love bisque as well, and any seafood is wonderful. It’s awful that lobster is so expensive, so I would love to try this.

    Cute blog theme, btw!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw! Thank you so much! I hope you get to try it and enjoy it! Also a big thank you for the blog theme comment! I had it custom designed, and I couldn’t be happier with it! 🙂

  5. Jane says:

    Hi, I love your fabulous blog! And this bisque looks delicious, I’m putting that one on my list! Thanks for sharing. #SitsGirls

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you find it as tasty as we do! If not, let me know and I can make some adjustments! 😉

  6. Steph says:

    Adding this to my recipe box! Yum! I’d love it, if you get a chance, to post this on my link up: http://timeforseason.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-favorite-things-saturdays-28.html

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay! Thank you so much! I’d love to link up, and thank you for coming by!

  7. Jenna @ A Savory Feast says:

    I love Lobster Bisque but have never tried making it. Pinning so I can give it a try!

    1. Jessica says:

      Awesome! You HAVE to try it. If you’re a soup and seafood fan, I’m sure you’ll love it! Thank you for coming by!

  8. Oh, yum. I had a lobster bisque a few years back at a restaurant, and I always wanted to learn to make it! I am so glad that I got to visit your blog, because now I have a recipe!!

    Stopping in from SITS!

    1. Jessica says:

      Perfect! I’m so glad you came by and found a recipe for it!! I really hope you enjoy it!

  9. Jennifer Wagner says:

    I am not much of a cook, but my whole family loves Lobster Bisque, so I think I might have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!! I think it’s super easy, and I’m not a chef, so hopefully you’ll find it easy! Thanks for coming by!!

  10. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    I’ve only had lobster bisque at restaurants. This recipe looks awesome! I will definitely hold on this one for later. Dropping by from SITS!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!! It will be nice to have a restaurant item at home! Trust me, it’s super easy!!
      Thanks for stopping by!!!

  11. Jessica says:

    I love anything that ends in “bisque”! I will have to give this recipe a try. 🙂 Stopping by from SITs. Have a great weekend.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!!! I know… How can you go wrong with anything that has cream in it right? Lol. Thank you for stopping by!!!

  12. My husband and I are both huge fans of Lobster Bisque. If I find it on a menu, you can be sure I’m ordering at least a cup. Can’t wait to try this at-home version!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! I hear ya! Us too! I felt so fancy serving it at home! Haha! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for coming by!

  13. Mark Murray says:

    Oh my goodness. Your recipe makes my mouth water. Delicious!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! Well thank you! I think you’d love them, and hope you get to try them! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Shirley says:

    Thanks for the great recipe! My family loved it. I used 2 pkgs of the imitation lobster with the batches that went into the blender and one for after. Served with sourdough bread and voilà.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh yaaaaaay! I’m so glad that you liked it!!! Sourdough bread with it sounds amazing!!!

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