I have long been hunting for a scratch (not canned ) recipe for tomato soup. Till now I have resorted to the box of tomato and roasted red pepper soup from Costco. Its a lot more money at other stores, but you can get it at costco for about two dollars when they have it.
We use it as a base and add cream, basil, and blue cheese. Yum. Blue cheese is a ingredient that either you like or you dot like. You could sub Romano or parm.
I did find a new recipe that can be adapted to work .
Tomato soup with basil
2 cans of diced tomatoes , crushed. ***
1-1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth **
1/2 tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder , sugar
1Tablespoon dried basil,
6 Tablespoons of orzo
1/2 cup cream **
- Crush tomatoes by putting in a blender or using a potato masher or stick blender..
- In a slow cooker or a stock pot. Place tomatoes broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil over med high heat and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 15 minutes .
- Add cooked orzo and cream.
- Serve with parmesean for garnish.
Buying one kind of tomatoes makes your pantry simple and facilitates getting a RBP.
Scratch broth is best but in a pinch, there is granules and better than bouillon
Substitute milk if you dont have cream. Whole milk powder is a good substitute and you ca make just what you need.
I buy any hard cheese that is the cheapest when I needn't to buy it. Parmesan cheese in a brick is good, buy Romano or another that comes in a wedge at costco is good too. Its a expense, but will last for a long time.
Substitute cooked rice if you dont have orzo. Good way to use leftovers.
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