Thursday, January 8, 2015

Creamy Tomato Soup

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It's been chilly here for the last couple of weeks and as I was scrolling through pictures I stumbled across these.
The moment I saw these pictures I was reminded of how amazingly delicious and creamy this soup was!
I haven't made this soup in a couple of months because I usually like to use this recipe as a good way to use up tomatoes from the garden...after reminiscing here for a minute though I may need to add it to this weeks menu...
Look at those colors...
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 garlic clove
1 c. carrots, sliced
1/2 white onion, diced
3/4 c. celery, diced
7-8 medium sized tomatoes, roasted (see below), and diced
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 can chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
To start out, cut tomatoes in half and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a baking sheet and brush the top with olive oil and broil in oven for 15-20 minutes. The tomato skins will blacken a little. Once they have finished roasting, remove the skins. While tomatoes are still roasting though chop the remaining vegetables. 
In a large saucepan over medium heat add butter, onion, celery, garlic and saute for about 5 minutes.
Add chicken broth, roasted tomatoes (without the skins), water, bay leaf, sugar, oregano, garlic salt, basil, sat, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a medium simmer for about 10 minutes. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the parmesan cheese and heavy cream and then add to the soup and heat through.
Remove bay leaf and pour everything into the blender and puree or food chop depending on what consistency you like.
(You can also strain the soup and only blend the veggies. Once the veggies have been puréed add them back to the liquid and stir it all together. This method will keep the soup from getting too frothy).

Serve with some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and you have a warm comforting meal!
For a printable version of this recipe click here.


  1. That looks DELISH! (Especially since I'm FREEZING right now, ha!) Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty! We hope to see you again next week :)

  2. I love a nice homemade tomato soup and a toasted cheese sandwich. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. This looks so delicious! This is the perfect match for a grilled cheese sandwich!

  4. This looks wonderful! I make many delicious homemade soups, BUT I have never made tomato.. and I have wanted to. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

  5. You will love it! Thanks for stopping by!


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