Monday, February 16, 2009

Thought I'd share a recipe...

Easy tomato soup
Since one of my favorite things is cooking, I wanted to share this tomato soup recipe that my husband and kids are crazy about. I didn't know if it would go over well with my family because none of us like to see onions in our food and there's one whole onion in this recipe. The trick with this recipe is that everything goes into the blender after cooking. I knew the onion was in there but they didn't and they loved it! It's so easy and quick that you could be sitting down to a yummy lunch in about 45 minutes.

6 TB unsalted butter
1 large onion (chopped) I use yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 14oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 can low sodium beef broth
1/2 can low sodium chicken broth
Melt the butter in a large saute pan and add the onion. Let cook until the onion is softened. Add the garlic, basil, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are completely cooked through(about 5-10 min.). Add the can of tomato and cook on med for about 10 more minutes. Add the 2 broths and mix thoroughly. Carefully transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until the onions are no longer visible. Serve immediately by itself or with a grilled cheese sandwich. YUM!

Today I added a little something special by making croutons out of the leftover ciabatta bread I bought a couple days ago. I cubed it, placed it on a cookie sheet, sprinkled olive oil, salt and pepper and baked @ 350. 5 minutes on one side, flipped them over and then 2 more minutes. They were a big hit!


  1. this soup looks so delicious! Ill have to try the recipe when I get a chance!

  2. the soup looks yum!!! good way to use up bread too to make croutons!!! yummy!

  3. That looks really yummy - will have to save this recipe.

  4. Yummo...I definately want to try this. We love the Tomato Basil soup at Granite City.