Saturday, March 28, 2015

Creamy tomato soup


We made our newly favorite grilled cheese sandwiches, and tried out this tomato soup recipe. We have always picked up Trader Joe's roasted red pepper & tomato soup, but this creamy version was easy and tasted amazing! It is slightly thicker (which we like), and flavorful. Definitely a notch above your traditional soup (in a can).

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 10.75-oz can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup milk (we used skim)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8-oz package cream cheese, cubed (we used 1/3 fat)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan on medium low heat, saute onion in butter until tender (10-15 minutes). 
  2. Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika and garlic powder.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  4. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  5. If you want a smoother texture, use an immersion blender.
  6. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings (1 quart).

Source: Adapted from Taste of Home

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