Tuesday, January 1, 2008

M-mm Good! Homemade Tomato Soup

Today was a snowy, cold, blustery day. Perfect for tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich! For the record, I HATE tomato soup! Well, I hated the stuff in the can with the red label. Since trying this recipe, I now LOVE it!

Homemade Tomato Soup
2 15 ounce cans of diced tomatoes with Italian spices
½ cup carrot, chopped
½ cup diced onion
1-2 t sugar or brown sugar
½ cup butter (yes, butter!)
½ cup flour
1 t salt
4 cups milk

Boil tomatoes, carrot, onion, and sugar in a covered pan for about 15 minutes or until the carrot is tender. Process in a blender (or with a hand blender) to get the big chunks out.

In the meantime, melt butter and whisk in flour and salt. Stir often until the flour turns a golden color. Add milk about 1 cup at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Cook until slightly thick.

Add milk mixture to tomato mixture and stir thoroughly. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and sour cream.

This recipe is great just as it is. I think I’ll try to get some of the fat out by substituting evaporated milk for some of the white sauce. Halving the recipe would be great for 2-3 people if you had a sandwich as a side.


Anonymous said...

I love this soup very much.
It is now my favorite tomato soup.

Cyndi Lewis said...

I've been debating trying this soup. My oldest daughter once ordered "soup of the day" and it was a homemade tomato. She really liked it but since then has acquired only a taste for the red can. I can sneak in a store brand if she doesn't see the can is a different color.

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