Roasted Tomato-Pumpkin Bisque

Wisconsin Cheese Roasted Tomato-Pumpkin Bisque Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes


Grilled Cheese Croutons:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fontina can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the tomatoes, onion and garlic on a 17 x 12-inch baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Arrange tomato mixture in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring once.
  4. Combine the vegetable broth, pumpkin and tomato mixture in a Dutch oven. Process bisque, in batches, in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth. Return to the pan.
  5. Whisk in the sugar, oregano, paprika, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Bring bisque just to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in cream; heat through. Gradually whisk in fontina until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Grilled Cheese Croutons:

  1. Top two slices of bread with fontina. Top with remaining bread. Spread butter on the outside of sandwiches.
  2. Toast one sandwich, covered, in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until the side is golden brown. Flip sandwich; cook, uncovered, 2-4 minutes longer or until bread is light golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat step with remaining sandwich. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Top bisque with croutons. Garnish with oregano if desired.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Gently cold smoked, naturally, in a smokehouse, this decadent fontina has balanced mild flavors. Its texture is rich and creamy. When warmed, the cheese melts to a luxurious, smooth consistency. Pair this cheese with fruity wines or beers.

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