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Satisfying Tomato Soup- perfect Winter warm up food!

 

We are stuck in a snowy, cold weather pattern this month.   Lots of shoveling and snowblowing to be done, and nothing helps to warm you back up like soup.  I can't recall ever eating tomato soup before, even as a kid (I liked Chicken & Stars).    I ran across this one on the Taste of Home site, and it seemed like a great recipe to start with.

Only one minor change to this one- I used dried celery flakes because I have a ton on hand.  I made the soup and froze it in single servings.  I defrosted it and reheated it on the stove.   I liked the consistency and flavor, and you can't beat how fast it goes together. And you've got to have grilled cheese with tomato soup, right?   Thank you to Marian B for the recipe!

Satisfying Tomato Soup

Satisfying Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery (used dried, about 1T)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes -- (14-1/2 ounces each) undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool soup slightly and puree in batches in a blender; return to pan and heat through.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
 

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