Tomato Parmesan Soup

This soup is delicious, easy to make, and perfect for a cold autumn day. The parmesan adds a satisfying creaminess to the classic tomato base.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large soup pot.
  2. Get out a blender or food processor.

STEP TWO – Make the Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
½ a medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning – mix of fresh or dried basil, oregano, thyme and parley
½ a teaspoon of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
4 cups of vegetable broth
1 28-ounce can of tomatoes
3 tablespoons of tomato paste

Instructions:

  1. Heat the soup pot on medium and melt the butter.
  2. Add the diced onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the minced garlic and spices and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, and tomato paste and bring to a boil.
  5. Allow the soup to cool for a bit and then puree it in a blender or food processor.

STEP THREE – Finish the Soup

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
½ cup of shredded parmesan
¼ cup of half-and-half

Instructions:

  1. Heat the pot over medium heat and add the pureed soup back into it.
  2. Slowly whisk in the flour, parmesan, and cream.
  3. When the soup is thickened, remove it from the heat.
  4. To make the soup even heartier, we often add in 2 cups of spinach and 1 cup of cooked pasta.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls with homemade croutons.

STEP FOUR – Make the Croutons

Ingredients:

4 slices of rustic bread (Italian, country, or sourdough)
Extra virgin olive oil
Italian seasoning
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F and spray a large baking sheet with canola spray.
  2. Cut the bread into 1-inch squares.
  3. In a large bowl, add the bread and lightly drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Add the spices and toss everything together.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes at a time, tossing the pieces until all the sides are lightly browned.
  6. Top the soup with a few croutons and enjoy.

Recommended serving size: 1 cup

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 veg

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