Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika and garlic powder.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 157 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Jan 3, 2018
I don't understand how this got 5 stars. It did not tast good at all. I wasted time and money with this recipe. :(
Aug 28, 2017
This soup is sooo yummy with a grilled cheese sandwich!!!
Feb 16, 2017
I've been making this for years, ever since it came out in the magazine. My family loves it and it's so easy to make. I usually put the cream cheese in a blender and add just enough soup to puree until liquid then pour back in with the soup. So creamy and good. Please try it.
Jan 26, 2015
My husband says this is the best tomato soup he's ever had (and he'll be 60 this year!). I took the advice of another reviewer and added the pepper jack cheese and made a few minor changes as follows: used 1 cup of half & half, then 1/2 a cup of whole milk (instead of 1-1/2 cups of milk). Used "Hunts Diced Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic" instead of plain ol' diced tomatoes, also used the full amount of paprika and ground basil. I added 5 slices of chopped up pepper jack cheese from a 12 ounce pre-sliced package. When this was all mixed and done, I used my handy-dandy inversion blender to make the soup smooth as silk before serving This was super rich and delicious! Thanks!
Sep 23, 2014
Delicious! So easy and quick, but tastes like you've spent a lot of time and effort. I always sauté some minced garlic in with the onions as well as add cheese periogies (the frozen Mrs.T brand) at the end and let them simmer for a few minutes before serving. Along with grilled ham and cheese, it's an easy dinner that everyone really enjoys.
Jul 11, 2013
This was very good - even without the cream cheese. I would increase the basil by another half to 1 tsp. and also the garlic powder to about 1/2 a tsp. to give it a little more punch.
Oct 30, 2012
My family has been making this soup for years, and it's a favorite. It's easy to make and very flavorful. I've had many requests for this recipe. It's a winter time staple in our household. Enjoy!
Sep 24, 2011
i used 8 cups of pureed tomatoes, left out the onion, used 1/4 cup butter. after cooking, i strained the soup. very yummy!!!!
Jul 19, 2011
I didn't really like this recipe, in a way it tasted tangy, most likely from the canned tomatoes. Might be better with more sugar. Most of it was fed to the chickens.
Jun 29, 2011
I have been making this soup since it was published in 2000. It is quick and easy! Sometimes for added flavor I use the diced or petite tomatoes already seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano. It is requested at every family party during the winter months. I made it for a friend of mine who is a writer. She loved it so much she wrote a story about it! We have since renamed it, "Lick the Bowl Clean Soup"!
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