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Cream of Tomato Soup

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I have been on the hunt for some yummy tomato soup recipes like this Cream of Tomato Soup for a while.  I’ve been looking for three basic homemade tomato soup recipes.  I want one using fresh tomatoes for the Summer when I grow them in my garden. I want another one that is quick and easy. The final one is one that is that yummy tomato basil type that I enjoy at many restaurants.

So up until this point, I have not been able to find one that was good enough to replace a good old can of Campbell’s soup. Then I came across a version at Smith Bites, who got the original from the Food Network.  I researched it on Food Network. Then I found that it came from Joanne Lamb Hayes on Cooking Live, if that is anything you follow.  It’s not a show that I am familiar with.

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While I was looking around at the Food Network’s site, I came across a grilled cheese sandwich recipe. It was perfect to pair with this soup. That recipe will come in tomorrows post.

Now as far as the soup goes, I decided to use 1 cup of cream and two cups of skim milk.  

Now, I think it would have been just fine, maybe even better with milk only.  I also was hoping for a little more of a tomato flavor than what this produced.  I think this could be achieve by reducing the milk to 2 cups next time.  So, I recommended starting with 2 cups and then adjust according to your tastes.  I also used the tomato juice for this soup. You could get more flavor by using the V-8, so next time I am trying the V-8.

Even with these few issues the soup was still really good.   My oldest son never eats the tomato soup from a can with us, but he enjoyed this one. Both my husband and him also tried the last of their soup with a little Italian seasoning added. They really liked it with that addition too.

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Cream of Tomato Soup

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Ingredients
  

  • cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups tomato juice or V-8
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • saltine crackers or oyster crackers I prefer the oyster crackers because they stay crisp longer

Instructions
 

  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Then whisk in the flour until smooth.
  • Add the tomato juice or V-8 and stir until it thickens.
  • Next whisk in the soda  followed by 2 cups of milk, sugar and salt. Cook until heated though. Taste the soup at this point and if you like it creamier, add the additional cup of milk.  Divide into 4 bowls and serve with crackers.
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  3. It tasted like butter….and only butter! So I added more tomato juice, milk, baking soda and salt & pepper. Tasted better….but still could taste the butter.
    Next time I’m going to put everything else in first…taste and see if it even needs butter! This of course is my opinion!

  4. It tasted like butter….and only butter! So I added more tomato juice, milk, baking soda and salt & pepper. Tasted better….but still could taste the butter.
    Next time I’m going to put everything else in first…taste and see if it even needs butter! This of course is my opinion!

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  7. i made this today and we loved it! so easy. i think i’ll try v-8 next time too. the two cups of milk instead of three was just perfect and i couldn’t decide whether i liked it better with italian seasoning or not–it was great both ways. thanks for the great recipe!!

  8. i made this today and we loved it! so easy. i think i’ll try v-8 next time too. the two cups of milk instead of three was just perfect and i couldn’t decide whether i liked it better with italian seasoning or not–it was great both ways. thanks for the great recipe!!

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