Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Creamy Tomato Soup

I know what you are thinking...

And you couldn't be more wrong! My creamy, flavorful soup will make you think that canned tomato soup is good for Andy Warhol, and not much else!!



This is a super yummy, kid friendly, healthy soup! This is a recipe I have made for a while, but I altered it to use some Shirley J products.


Creamy Tomato Soup
-28 oz. can diced tomatoes (you could use any kind, actually)
-diced onion
-3 cloves garlic
-Shirley J cream sauce / or cream
-Shirley J pizza & pasta seasoning / or basil
-kosher salt


In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic in about 2 T olive oil. No need to get fancy with your dicing of the onion. A rough chop is fine, since we will puree this soup at the end. Saute until the onion is soft and translucent.


Drain your tomatoes, and pour into the skillet with the onion and garlic. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat for 10 minutes.


Pour the mixture into your blender. Add 4-5 tsp. Shirley J pizza & pasta seasoning [or 4 tsp. dried basil, or a bunch of fresh basil] 5-6 T. Shirley J cream sauce [or a few Tablespoons of cream], and a generous amount of kosher salt. Puree until desired conistancy is reached.

Be sure to taste as you go. You made need more cream sauce, or seasonings. I find that I have to taste and add salt---something about the canned tomatoes that requires salt!

Serve with toasted garlicy baguette slices, toasted cheese sandwiches (that's what my dudes love with it), or as an appetizer.


*Cream can be used in place of Shirley J cream sauce, and basil can be used in place of Shirley J pizza & pasta seasoning.


My little dudes love this! It's a great way to sneak lots of tomatoes into them without a fight!



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