This hearty and flavorful tomato bisque is paired with melty, totally irresistible cheesy bread! It’s a hassle-free comfort food meal for a chilly day.

I think you might also enjoy this Chicken Tetrazzini Soup next.

a piece of cheesy bread being dipped into zoup tomato bisque

This post is sponsored by our long-term partner Zoup! Good, Really Good® – thank you for supporting the brands that keep Salt & Lavender cooking! I only work with brands whose products I love. All opinions are my own.

Why you’ll love it

I think we can all agree there’s nothing more comforting in cold weather than tomato soup and grilled cheese, am I right? Well, it’s even better when you elevate this iconic combo with creamy Zoup! Tomato Bisque and make homemade cheesy garlic bread to go with it. My hard-to-impress (picky) sister LOVED this soup and was so excited when I shared a jar with her to enjoy.

You guys know that I’m mostly a from-scratch kind of gal, but it’s hard to resist a ready-made tomato bisque that tastes like it’s been simmering away all day. Yes, even for a home cook like me. It’s silky, thick, and velvety with a little bit of texture and a perfectly balanced tomato flavor, and it has a delightful touch of white wine to set it apart from other tomato soups. So good with my cheddar mozza bread!

What you’ll need

  • Zoup! Good, Really Good® Tomato Bisque – it’s kettle-cooked in small batches and free of artificial ingredients, gluten, and preservatives. It has high-quality ingredients, including Zoup!’s savory veggie broth as its base. Bonus: the glass jars are completely recyclable.
  • French bread – grab a large plain loaf from your local bakery or grocery store. It’s best the day it’s baked for this recipe.
  • Garlic butter mixture – we’re using fresh minced garlic, unsalted butter, and salt & pepper for that irresistible rich, buttery base
  • Cheesy toppings – both mozzarella and cheddar cheese are great melting cheeses to go all out. I recommend grating your own for best texture and flavor.
  • Parsley – a pop of freshness and contrast
ingredients for tomato bisque with cheesy garlic bread on a countertop

Where can I get Zoup! products?

  • This tasty tomato bisque is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide, plus online at and for ease.

Did you know?

  • The soup veteran behind Zoup! Eatery designed this delicious tomato bisque that feels a little fancy!
  • What I’m super excited about is that they’re now focusing on bringing their delicious broths and soups to your kitchen. The entire Zoup! Good, Really Good® soup line-up is premium quality with that homemade taste plus heat-and-eat convenience you crave on those nights you don’t feel like cooking.
  • It includes five chef-inspired flavors: Chicken & Riced Cauliflower, Spicy Chicken ‘Chilada™, Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Sage, Tomato Bisque, and Garden Vegetable.
  • In addition to premade soups, Zoup! also offers Culinary Concentrates™, super-premium broth bases available in chicken, beef and savory vegan, along with a lineup of nine traditional broths and bone broths, including chicken, beef, veggie, and seafood.

How to make tomato bisque with cheesy bread

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

making garlic butter mixture in a bowl and adding to french bread

Preheat the oven to 400F. Mash together the butter, garlic, and salt & pepper in a prep bowl until smooth. Cut the French loaf in half, and place cut-side up on a foiled-lined baking sheet. Spread the mixture on the bread.

cheesy bread before and after baking

Top the bread evenly with the cheddar and mozzarella. Bake for about 12 minutes, and then broil until hot and bubbly, watching it carefully. Meanwhile, heat up the tomato bisque in a covered saucepan until warmed. When the bread is ready, top with chopped parsley, slice, and dip into a piping hot bowl of the soup.

Helpful tips

  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature so that it’s easy to mash the garlic in and spread it on the French bread and everything goes smoothly.
  • One jar of Zoup! Good, Really Good® Tomato Bisque makes two 1-cup servings, so plan accordingly depending on how many people you need to feed and how hungry you are.

What to serve with it

  • The soup is fantastic as-is, but if you happened to have some garden basil on hand, feel free to add a touch for a fresh topping to complement it.
  • It’s a perfect combo on its own, but you could definitely serve this soup and cheesy bread with a side salad! I recommend a Caesar salad with my Easy Caesar Salad Dressing.
two bowls of tomato bisque next to half a loaf of cheesy bread and a jar of zoup

Leftovers and storage

  • This tomato soup will last 3-4 days in the fridge in a covered container. If you’ve got an unfinished jar, make sure to refrigerate that too after opening.
  • I’d recommend eating the cheesy bread within a day or two at most. To reheat, loosely wrap it in foil with the cheese side up and heat it up in your oven at 350F for about 10-15 minutes. If desired, broil for a little, watching it carefully so that it doesn’t burn. You can also reheat in a toaster oven if you only have a couple of pieces left.
  • I don’t suggest freezing the cheesy bread, but leftover soup will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months if needed.
several slices of cheesy bread next to a jar of zoup tomato bisque

If you have any questions or want to leave a review on this tomato bisque and cheesy French bread, talk to me in the comments below! You can find me on Instagram, and visit to learn more and follow @ZoupGoodReallyGood on Facebook and Instagram and @ZoupGoodReallyGoodBroth on Pinterest.

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