Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tomato Soup ***corrected***

So, our family loves tomato soup, but I've been looking for a homemade recipe, because Campbell's has corn syrup in it, and we just don't need that. I've found the recipe! It can be made with canned or fresh tomatoes, and now this is our favorite with cheese sandwiches:

Tomato Basil Soup

4 C. fresh or canned tomatoes, pureed

4 C. tomato juice (I use 2 cans tomato sauce + 2 cans water)

12-14 fresh basil leaves, minced or 1 tsp. dry basil

1 C. cream or half and half (I use 2%--works great)

1/4 C. butter

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper (NOT 1/4 C. as first written!)

1 tsp. salt

Combine tomatoes, tomato juice (or sauce and water), and basil leaves in a large saucepan or soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes (more or less). Add cream and butter, stirring to blend. Add pepper and salt. Heat through, but do not boil.

Serves 8.


Rachel said...

That sounds so delicious!

Kathy F. said...

And it's sooooo easy!

Sara said...

Sounds good and simple. I will have to try it out--we also love tomato soup and grilled cheese. :) And I have basil growing in my planter box out back (at least it is trying to grow, if the sun ever shone....)

The Only Rune You Know said...

Hey, You can invite me for tomato soup any day. I like my soup with macaroni or hard boiled eggs. That reminds me, we want to have you guys for dinner soon. We have thought about it for a few years now. Let's set a date.