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11-Minute Tomato Soup

It is fall and for me this means one thing: my evening meals center around soups, casseroles and my Crockpot. I absolutely adore fall and cannot be more pleased to have it knocking on my front door every morning with a crisp, leaf-scented hello kiss. Tonight’s culinary adventure? Tomato Soup 🙂

11-Minute Tomato Soup

  • 1 lg can whole tomatoes + liquid
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. margarine
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 c. fat-free half & half
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • pinch Mrs. Dash Hot N Spicy (or Sriracha- my personal fave!!)
  • asiago, parmesan, mozzarella or romano cheese for topping
  1. In large cooking pot, saute garlic and onions in butter over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Add can of tomatoes to your favorite blender. Once onion mixture is cooked, add to blender with basil. Blend until smooth.
  3. Return contents of blender to pot & heat over medium. Mix half & half with cornstarch to make a slurry; slowly pour into pot, stirring to combine.
  4. Heat to desired temperature, top with cheese (if desired) & serve with grilled cheese sammiches!!! 😉

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