Tomato-Basil Crab Bisque

It's been soup week at our house.  Here's another super easy recipe worth trying out. 


Tomato-Basil Crab Bisque


  • 1 TBLspoon butter
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 3 cloves freshly pressed garlic
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cooked crab meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves as garnish
  • optional parmesan cheese as garnish


  1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over med-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic around the last minute. 
  2. Add tomato soup, half and half, crab meat, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring just to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover tightly and simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Basil and cheese before serving. 

{serves  about 4}



Xo, e

Easy Weeknight Dinner

Cheese Tortellini 

With many of you sending little ones off to school this week, I am sure fixin' dinner *cue the southern drawl* is just another thing on the mile long to-do list. I thought I'd share this recipe that we love, and it is an EASY, one pot, filling, and nutritious dish.  Serve with a baguette and you're good to go! At least one thing on your list can be a no-brainer! 


{I originally found this via @paigeknudson on Instagram. She sourced the recipe from}

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 1/2 boxes of chicken stock (10 cups)
  • 1 bag of fresh spinach
  • 1 large bag or two small bags of cheese tortellini (our grocery store has it in the dairy section)
  • 1 28 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes (you can use another brand but these make the BEST soup)
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2  T. honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • {always add salt along the way and don’t wait until the end}

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Saute the onions, celery and carrots in olive oil for 5-7 min or until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the diced garlic and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, tortellini, tomatoes,  spinach, vinegar and honey.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the pasta is tender.
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese and crusty bread!


I always add more spinach.  I also added rotisserie chicken.

The recipe IS even better the next day!


Xo, e