This Easy Tomato Soup has only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! The best recipes are the ones you have memorized!
Can I start off by saying that tomato soup might be the most impossible thing ever to photograph?
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Let me set up the scene. It’s 7pm on Friday night – which happens to be our pizza night, and I find myself all of sudden so sick that I can barely swallow water because my throat hurts so bad. There was no way I was eating pizza (said no one ever…usually).
All I wanted was soup. Something hot, something soothing. I probably could have drank hot water at that point. But…I added some tomatoes, onion, garlic, butter, and salt to the pot and simmered away. We smelled it cooking and…it’s amazing that something so simple could be so good.
To be totally honest this soup is good plain, but add a little Parmesan and basil…I mean come on.
|Easy Tomato Soup|| |
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ large white onion, cut into wedges
- 1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups chicken stock (or water)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt\
- pinch of sugar
- (optional toppings) grated parmesan, fresh basil
- In a large pot, melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients (besides the toppings).
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until the onions are soft.
- Blend until smooth in a blender or with an immersion blender. Eat plain (also wonderful) or garnish with parmesan and basil.
Adding a pinch of sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes.