Friday, January 25, 2019

Cream of Tomato Soup

Martina McBride has a new cookbook out (review coming in next post) that is absolutely wonderful! I have been having a fabulous time paging through and trying the recipes, all of which have been real winners.

Today I’m going to share her simple and delicious Cream of Tomato Soup with you. I will never buy tomato soup again (Not that I ever did, but you know what I mean,) having had this one. It is so rich and delicious and tomato-y and warming, that I’ll often have a cup of it in the afternoon instead of tea (Or, who are we kidding? A dirty martini.). Naturally, it goes wonderfully with a grilled cheese sandwich, and I always make my grilled cheese sandwiches with Aldi’s magnificent loaf of Pane Turano Italian bread (that you can read about
Cream of Tomato Soup
from Martina’s Kitchen Mix

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
¼ to ½ teaspoon
crushed red pepper (optional)
4 cups
chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) canned diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring often, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook 30 seconds to one minute longer, stirring occasionally. Stir in the crushed red pepper, if desired, and
cook for one minute. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat, and process the mixture in a blender or with a handheld immersion blender until smooth.

Stir in the cream, sugar, and butter. (The soup may be made to this point, cooled, covered, and refrigerated for a couple days or frozen up to one month.) Cook over low until heated through, about five minutes. Garnish with sliced fresh basil, if desired.

Another tasty tomato soup is this Creamy Italian Tomato Soup. So good!

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Denise said...

Hi Pattie,

This cream of tomato soup looks DELICIOUS!! I've already pinned this and look forward to trying it. :D I could eat soup every single day in the winter -- just love it.

Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!


Denise at Forest Manor

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Cream of tomato soup and a grilled cheese. Talk about delicious childhood memories :) The soup recipe sounds great and one I'd love to try.

Linda said...

Oh Pattie that looks SO good! I needed a good tomato soup recipe. The one I tried last month was too acidic. I think there wasn't enough cream in it.
I'll have to go look at Martina's cookbook on Amazon!

Alycia Nichols said...

On it! I don’t buy canned soup for outright eating, either. Haven’t for years. Homemade is always 1,000,000 % better. This sounds DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have been watching Martina on her cooking show, and love her! Her food looks so down to earth. The tomato soup looks so creamy and very similar to the one from Tupelo Honey Cafe. I'll have to compare! Thanks, Pattie!