Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup


Healthy Soup Series – Creamy Tomato Soup

When it comes to soul-soothing comfort food, few dishes can rival the warmth and richness of a creamy tomato soup. Today, we’re diving into the heart of comfort with a recipe that has captured the essence of homemade goodness – my Creamy Tomato Soup. Crafted with love and a touch of culinary magic, this recipe promises to elevate your soup experience to new heights.

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (Yellow or White)
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 28 oz. Cans of San Marzano Tomatoes (Yes, it makes a difference)
1 Cup of Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon of Chicken Base
1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon of Honey (I prefers a tablespoon)
1/4 cup of Cream or Milk (My choice: Fairlife)
8-10 Torn Basil Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 teaspoon of Oregano
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/3 cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1. Sauté the Aromatics:
In a dutch oven, I start by heating the olive oil. Then, I sauté the onion until it turns translucent, releasing a delightful aroma that fills the kitchen, which takes about 8-10 minutes. Next, add the chopped garlic and continue to sauté until it becomes fragrant, enhancing the depth of flavor, for about 2-3 minutes.

2. The Heart of the Soup:
My secret weapon? San Marzano Tomatoes – their rich, sweet flavor sets the foundation for this soup. I add the tomatoes, chicken stock, and a touch of honey to balance the acidity. The mixture is simmered for 12 minutes, allowing the tomatoes to break down and the flavors to meld into a harmonious blend.

3. Creamy Elegance:
To achieve that velvety texture, I introduce heavy cream (for an even healthier version, choose milk), torn basil leaves, red pepper flakes, and a hint of oregano. (I had this leftover from my Oil of Oregano Recipe. The fragrant aroma fills the kitchen as the soup simmers, enriching the flavors even more.

4. Blend to Perfection:
I understand the importance of texture. Carefully and slowly, I transfer the soup to a blender, working with caution as it’s piping hot. Using the pulse setting on low, I  carefully blend until the soup reaches the desired consistency, ensuring a smooth, luxurious finish.

5. Season and Serve:
Back in the pot, I add the final touch – a sprinkle of salt and pepper to enhance the flavors. Ladled into bowls, each serving is crowned with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, adding a delightful salty kick that elevates the dish to gourmet heights.

6. The Perfect Pairing:
This creamy tomato soup finds its ideal companion in the form of grilled cheese sandwiches – a classic pairing that transforms a humble meal into a feast of comfort and nostalgia.

My Creamy Tomato Soup isn’t just a recipe; it’s a journey infused with love, care, and a deep understanding of flavors. With every spoonful, you’re not just tasting a dish – you’re savoring the essence of homemade comfort. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let my recipe guide you on a heartwarming adventure in your kitchen. Get ready to experience the joy of simple, soul-nurturing goodness, one spoonful at a time. Bon appétit! 🍅🥣✨


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