Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cream of Tomato Soup

I have been interested in veggie soups lately. I am looking for soups for lunch, snacks and starters. This is my adaptation of someone else's adaptation of a Suzanne Somers' recipe. I have not seen the original recipe so I have no clue what we or I have changed about the recipe. I can tell you it is delicious. I actually like it even more the next day. It is warm and sweet from the sauteed shallots. I love how fast it comes together. It takes no time to prepare. I can see putting this soup on the plate next to a grill cheese real soon.

Cream of Tomato Soup
Serves 8


2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 shallot, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried basil
3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
4 cups low sodium, fat free Chicken Broth
1 cup half and half


Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute shallot and garlic until soft and translucent. Add seasonings, tomatoes and broth. Puree with stick blender or puree in blender then pour back into soup pot. Bring soup to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Turn off heat and add half and half. Stir to heat through and serve.

Nutritional Information per serving*: Calories 113.0, Total Fat 7.1 g, Cholesterol 12.1 mg, Sodium 646.3 mg, Potassium 341.5 mg, Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g, Dietary Fiber 2.0 g, Sugars 1.7 g, Protein 4.0 g
WW P+ 3

*Information from the Sparkrecipes calculator. NI may vary depending on the brand or size of the ingredients used to prepare it.

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  1. Yum! I love tomato soups & grilled cheese. I put miracle whip on my grilled cheese though. It sounds weird but it's so good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I did an adaptation of Ina Garten's Tomato Soup. No more canned tomato soup for me. This sounds good too.


  3. Cream of Tomato Soup is one of my favorites, this looks awesome! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. It is amazing how good soup is when you make it yourself! The added half and half to make it creamy sounds delicious! Thanks for posting on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  5. I'm a vegetarian and I just loooooooooove soup
    This is a wonderful soup for me and my husband. I'd replace for veg. broth though.
    Thanks for the recipe!


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