Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Creamy Tomato and Garlic Soup

Cold weather always calls for comfort food and there is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of the best "Creamy Tomato and Garlic Soup". The soup is so creamy and full of body that it is a great option for a meal. 


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
3 1/2 lbs. ripe roma tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups Swanson Vegetable Broth
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup half-and-half


Melt the butter with the oil over low heat in a pot and add the onion; wilt over low heat for 6 to 10 minutes.

During the last 2 minutes add the garlic while stirring.

Sprinkle with flour and cook 3 minutes longer, stirring.

 In a sauce pan add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, sugar, and Swanson Vegetable Broth, cloves, sea salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Turn off and puree the soup in a food processor or blender.
Then pour through a strainer into your crock-pot and cook with medium 4 -8 hours.
Stir in the half-and-half.
Remove from heat and serve.

Tip: Top with freshly chopped basil and serve with slices of garlic toasted Italian bread..

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