In a large soup pot, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until it becomes crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain.
In the same pot, using the bacon drippings, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until they become soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken or vegetable broth, dried basil, and dried oregano to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer the soup for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Using an immersion blender or a regular blender (in batches), puree the soup until it's smooth and creamy.
Return the pureed soup to the pot and place it over low heat. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, allowing the soup to heat through.
Serve the creamy tomato bacon bisque hot, garnished with the crispy bacon pieces, fresh basil leaves, and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
This creamy tomato bacon bisque is a luxurious twist on classic tomato soup, with the smoky flavor of bacon adding an extra layer of richness. Enjoy this comforting and indulgent soup on a chilly fall day!