Cream of tomato soup Recipe

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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

serves:

6

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

45 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 280 kCal 14%
Fat 22g 31%

It's not only Heinz who make a delicious cream of tomato soup you know! This simple cream of tomato soup recipe creates a classic, fresh, warming soup that's a big favourite.

Sometimes fussy eaters can be difficult to please with soup, but this soup is perfect for picky children (or adults alike!) We recommend serving it as a an easy crowd-pleasing starter or just for yourself when you’re having a night in on the sofa. A portion of this delicious soup works out at only 280 calories per serving – perfect if you’re calorie counting or trying to be good. Serve with garnish, a good sprinkle of ground black pepper and a crusty loaf of bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tbsp tomato purée
  • 1kg tomatoes, chopped
  • 2tsp sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 600ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 142ml tub double cream
  • Basil leaves, to serve (optional)

Method

  • Fry the onion in the butter for 10 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and paprika and cook for 1 minute. Add the purée and continue for 2 mins more.

  • Add the tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf and chicken or vegetable stock. Bring the soup to the boil then simmer for 20 mins.

  • Remove the bay leaf. Blend the soup in batches in a food processor or blender until smooth. Push through a sieve to remove any skin or seeds and return the liquid to the rinsed-out pan.

  • Stir in two-thirds of the double cream and reheat the soup gently. Once it’s hot, serve your tomato soup immediately in warmed bowls with a swirl of the remaining cream and a garnish of basil leaves.

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Top tip: Make a double batch of tomato soup and freeze individual portions in freezer bags for up to 3 months. Defrost in the microwave for a quick, homemade tomato soup for lunch!

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