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Creamy Tomato Soup

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 8 Servings
Create your own heart-warming version of tomato soup that costs less than the can you'd buy at the store. In this recipe, crushed tomatoes are mixed with sautéed onion and garlic, pureed, then turned into a velvety concoction by stirring in heavy cream.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 123
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • sodium 543 mg

How to Make It

  1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until slightly softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour to blend, about 1 minute.

  2. Add tomatoes with juice and broth to saucepan, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir or whisk constantly until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, carefully transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a bowl until all soup is pureed. Return soup to saucepan, stir in cream and cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until heated through. Do not boil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot in warmed cups.

Cook's Notes

This recipe also appeared in the February 2009 issue.