January 29, 2010

this is the last one for awhile, i promise. this bowl of thick 'n' creamy tomato packs a pinch of spicy heat and is absolutely not a disappointment. even grant, not a tomato soup guy, loved it. even me, not a tomato soup girl, (unless it's velvety rich and heavy on the cream like they serve it at panera) can't wait to have it again.

Tomato Soup 
adapted from 30-minute recipes

roughly 1 to 2 T. olive oil
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
pinch oregano, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper
1 tsp. chopped garlic
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup crushed tomatoes or tomato puree
hearty croutons (homemade would be awesome)

1. drizzle olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. add onion and cook for 5 minutes.
2. add spices and chopped garlic, remove from heat and stir.
3. add broth and return to heat. bring broth to a boil.
5. in a bowl, whisk 1/3 c. of the hot broth into the cream cheese and blend until smooth.
6. return all to saucepan. add crushed tomatoes; heat through. ladle into bowls and give a generous sprinkle of croutons just before serving.

please take note.. the croutons seriously make this soup. i just mound my bowl with croutons to soak up the yummy broth.


Renee said...

I can agree with the croutons making it...that's what does it for me with Panera's! this one sounds yummy too!

Kelli said...

Yum again! I love this sour 'series.' I must try and make those croutons very soon too.

swell.life said...

perfect for the coldest day in january!

Mom Judy said...

I love the name you gave it!

Christina said...

bookmarked. : )

Jayme Lynn said...

I made this last night - loved it! Perfect amount for 2. Homemade croutons totally made this. I also think next time I'll either seriously reduce the amount of tortellini or leave it out all together. And I love tortellini.

laura.railing said...

So, I want to know how you make your croutons!! This soup looks simply amazing. I am going to try it sometime!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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