There are a few staple meals that everyone should have in their recipe box… a meal that freezes well, a great potluck dish, a quick Crock Pot recipe, and a hearty soup. There comes a time in between the beginning of fall and the end of winter whether you are coming down with a cold/flu, or you are just exhausted from the cold grey skies that await you outside. Don’t get me wrong, I love the cold weather and I await the beginning of fall like a kid awaiting a trip to Disney! There is just something so comforting about a warm cup of soup on a cold day.
I am so confident that you will love this recipe, that I anticipate all of you will include this Tomato soup recipe in your “staples” list as I have.
This recipe was found on Daydream Kitchen blog via our handy dandy search engine, Pinterest. Seriously, Pinterest has got to be the best thing for blogs since they were invented! I find all of my best recipes and tips on there.
- 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 c. finely diced onions
- 1 c. finely diced carrots
- 1 c. finely diced celery
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 4 c. chicken broth
- 1 Tbs. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. parmesan cheese
- 2 c. half and half
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large soup pot, add celery, onions, and carrots and saute for 5 mins
Add basil, oregano, bay leaf, tomatoes, and chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer until the carrots are tender (15 mins)
Meanwhile, in a medium pot, melt the butter over low heat, then add the flour stirring constantly for about 5 mins. This is called a roux and will serve as the thickening agent to your soup. At first, it will look like a paste, then thicken into a play-dough like substance.
Slowly add in 1 c. of soup, stirring constantly, then add 3 more cups of soup 1 at a time until you have a smooth creamy mixture. Add this mixture back into your soup pot.
Stir and simmer until soup begins to thicken, then whisk in the parmesan cheese and warmed half and half, salt and pepper to taste and simmer for an additional 15-20 mins.
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