Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Recipes for Busy Moms Recipes for Busy Moms

Recipe of the Week, June 16:Tomato Soup

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM
  • 9 Replies

 

 

                      



Use fresh tomatoes to make a luscious creamy tomato soup. It's quite easy to make and much more tasty than canned cream of tomato soup. If you are lucky enough to grow your own tomatoes or have a good farmer's market nearby, you can easily freeze tomatoes without the fuss of canning, and they will also taste fresher than canned. Simply wash, pat dry, place whole tomatoes in a freezer zip-top bag, suck out the air with a straw, seal, and freeze. When you thaw them, the skins will slip right off, and they are ready to go.

 Tomato Soup

3 Tablespoons butter

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken broth

4 pounds tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into pieces

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

2 whole cloves

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup half & half or whipping cream (optional)

Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and toss to coat. Stir over medium heat until the onion is tender. Sprinkle on the flour and continue stirring over medium heat until the mixture foams. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Measure out 3/4 cup of the tomato pieces and set aside. Add the remaining tomato pieces to the boiling mixture. Stir in the brown sugar and cloves. Reduce the heat and cook, uncovered, at the gentle bubble for 30 minutes.

Transfer to a food mill and force through. Return to the saucepan and stir in the reserved tomato pieces, or use an immersion blender or regular blender. Blend in the salt, pepper, and cream-if using. Place soup over medium heat and warm gently, but do not boil.

Yield: 6 servings

Notes: This recipe easily doubles. It's good with the cream or without. You can add bay leaves or basil or oregano if you like.

                   

Do you like tomato soup? Creamy or not? 

by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-9):
KamsOne
by Jen on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM
1 mom liked this

I love the smell of tomato soup.  And it looks so yummy.  But I can't stand the taste of it.  :(

goddess99
by Michelle on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:38 AM

I don't really care for tomato soup. I used to just dunk grilled cheese sandwiches in it.

Cindy18
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I have a great semi-homemade creamy tomato soup recipe.

delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

 This is one soup I don't eat very much...maybe I should try it...

katielovesyou21
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

lol im the same way it smells great but i cant eat it. glad im not the only one

Quoting KamsOne:

I love the smell of tomato soup.  And it looks so yummy.  But I can't stand the taste of it.  :(



SweetLuci
by Luci on Jun. 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Please share your recipe here.
Quoting Cindy18:

I have a great semi-homemade creamy tomato soup recipe.

Cindy18
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

No problem....

1 large (or 4 small) can tomato soup

2 cans stewed tomatoes

1 1/2 pack cream cheese

1 quart 1/2 & 1/2 cream

1/2 large can V8 juice

1/2 med. onion, diced and sauted in 1/2 stick butter

Garlic powder

Basil

Pepper

Blend everything together. Pour into large pot. Season with garlic, pepper and basil leaves to taste


Quoting SweetLuci:

Please share your recipe here.
Quoting Cindy18:

I have a great semi-homemade creamy tomato soup recipe.


periwinkle163
by Mandy on Jun. 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

 I love tomato soup, either way. I especially love it with grilled cheese and lots of crackers.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Thanks. That sounds terriffic. I'll have to try it.
Quoting Cindy18:

No problem....

1 large (or 4 small) can tomato soup

2 cans stewed tomatoes

1 1/2 pack cream cheese

1 quart 1/2 & 1/2 cream

1/2 large can V8 juice

1/2 med. onion, diced and sauted in 1/2 stick butter

Garlic powder

Basil

Pepper

Blend everything together. Pour into large pot. Season with garlic, pepper and basil leaves to taste


Quoting SweetLuci:

Please share your recipe here.
Quoting Cindy18:

I have a great semi-homemade creamy tomato soup recipe.


Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)