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Thick and Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thick and Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe from Prairie Homestead.


If you donĄ¯t have home-canned tomatoes at your disposal, just use two cans (14.5 oz each) of the store-bought version instead.

Thick & Creamy Tomato Soup
4 cups crushed or diced tomatoes (do not drain)
4 Tablespoons butter, coconut oil, or bacon grease
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 Tablespoons flour (use your choice of white or whole wheat. IĄ¯m betting that even coconut flour would work in a pinch.)
3 cups whole milk OR half and half
3 teaspoons sucanat (or substitute 2 t. brown sugar)
1-2 Tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional¨C for garnish)

Heat your oil of choice in a large stockpot, then add the onion and celery and saute until tender. Stir in the flour and let it brown for about 2-3 minutes.

Puree the tomatoes in a blender or food processor. (If you have a hand/immersion blender, you can skip this step. Read on for details.) Place them in a separate saucepan, and bring them to a simmer.

Add in the sucanat, salt, pepper, and basil, then pour in the milk all at once. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat until it reaches a simmer and begins to thicken. Stir in the heated tomatoes and allow the flavors to meld for around 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you have a hand blender, you can puree the entire soup right in the stockpot, which will save you a messy blender/processor. (Unless you like chunky tomato soup, then just leave it as-is.)

Adjust seasonings if needed, then serve with a handful of shredded parmesan cheese on top.

This simple, real-food soup makes an excellent side to a hot grilled cheese sandwhich. Or, serve it for supper on a wintery night alongside some crusty homemade bread.

Tho I don't particullarly like those cold winter days, at least now I'm prepared for it with this warm and wonderful bowl of soup !!!

Thank You for reading my blog and Do Enjoy !!!!
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PAMNANGEL 4/29/2013 11:13AM

    Love tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich! Mmm mmm!

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LEANJEAN6 3/11/2013 9:01AM

    Looks to be an amazing soup!Lynda emoticon

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GARDENSFORLIFE 12/16/2012 6:21PM

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NASFKAB 12/16/2012 4:42AM

  great thanks for sharing

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MARTYLYNN1 12/15/2012 12:12PM

    Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

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ARIABOO10 12/15/2012 11:45AM

    Sounds amazing!

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PATRICIAAK 12/15/2012 11:37AM

    I prefer water to milk in my tomato soup.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2012 10:52AM

    Looks yummy!!

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JOYFUL452003 12/15/2012 9:30AM

    sounds yummy

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NANNABLACK 12/15/2012 9:21AM

    yum

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JACKIE542 12/15/2012 9:08AM

    Thank you, just what I need for this cold day! emoticon

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POWER2XCEL 12/15/2012 8:48AM

  Sounds delicious.

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