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Tomato-Basil Soup

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup and 3 toasts)
Tomato-Basil Soup gets a jump start with a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. You'll have this comfort-food favorite to the table in 20 minutes. Pair it with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups prechopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 ounce shredded Asiago cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 312
  • fat 13.9 g
  • satfat 6.3 g
  • monofat 4.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 13.2 g
  • carbohydrate 33.8 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 33 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 506 mg
  • calcium 281 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add basil and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Stir in cheese until melted. Place mixture in blender, and blend until smooth. Return to pan; stir in milk, salt, and pepper. Return to medium-high; cook 2 minutes.

  3. Place bread on baking sheet; lightly coat with spray. Broil 1 minute. Rub garlic over toasted side; turn bread over. Top with Asiago; broil 1 minute.