Saturday, February 2, 2013

Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup

Get your grilled cheese ready! I bookmarked this recipe from Bloggy Buddy Kitty the minute I saw it, loved the idea of a Homemade Tomato Soup. It's very good and very easy, the only non-pantry item would be heavy cream and it's nice that the whole pot of soup only calls for one cup of it.
This was a tasty lunch treat on a cold Philly Saturday-I highly recommend it!

Creamy Tomato Soup-from Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
1 (28oz) can of crushed tomatoes
2 Tblsp tomato paste
3 C water
1 bay leaf
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp sea salt-I used Kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 C heavy cream
  1. Combine tomatoes, paste, water, bay leaf, sugar and salt in pot. 
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Whisk in pepper and cream and heat through, about 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve.
  • A can of crushed tomatoes can have small chunks of tomato and pieces of skin/seeds in it. For kids (or picky hubbies:@) take it for a spin in the food processor/blender or run it through a food mill. 
  • Some tomatoes are more bitter than others, add an extra pinch or two of sugar if needed.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Tomato soup recipe sounds yummy.

  2. laughing at the 'add grilled cheese here' instructions. i agree!

  3. Perfect meal for these cold winter days we are having! Looks yummy too!

  4. Tomato soup and grilled cheese go together like that old and marriage love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage! Looks good, Lynn, I am thinking about what snacks you'll have on hand for tomorrow. ;-) xo

  5. Definitely going to try this, sounds great!


  6. Tomato soup looks very good at this time of the year. I learned to eat it with a hard boiled egg in it when I married My Honey. That's a Norwegian thing and it's very good!

  7. Your tomato soup looks delish and you're right - all it needs is to be eaten with grilled cheese.

  8. Yum and I love your little snowman in your other post too! So cute!!!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. I love some tomato soup and grilled cheese! I would have to buy heavy cream but otherwise I have the ingredients to make this! Yum!

  10. I'm so glad you liked the soup, Lynn. It's easy, isn't it? Thanks for the shout-out. Somehow I got both of your last posts emailed together and just now.

  11. This is "comfort food" at its most yumminess -- nothing better than homemade soup, especially tomato!

  12. I am so used to canned tomato soup I wonder if I would expect it to taste the same.
    And what is it about tomato soup that requires only a grilled cheese sandwich. I don't think any other kind would do. Not tuna, not ham and cheese. Just grilled cheese.

  13. Soup is good food! Kitty's recipe looks delicious and so easy, a grilled cheese is definitely required :) Just looking at your sidebar and noticing your chilly temperature in Philly, we're about 10 degrees above that fortunately.

  14. I'm so glad you posted this. I have been looking for a tried and true recipe for this very thing. My older daughter mentioned the last time she was home that she had had some and loved it. I'd like to make it for her.

  15. Thank you for the recipe Lynn! I loved how fast and easy it was, I have a weakness for the condensed artfcial campbell's cans and it satisfied my craving. I did notice mine tasted too "tomato-y" for lack of a better adjective, it was still good I'm just wondering if I simmered too long or didn't add enough salt/sugar. Or perhaps I'm just too used to the fake tomato taste for the real deal!


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