Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup


Cool fall temperatures and the leaves are falling fast now. If Jerry doesn't blow the leaves off the driveway daily, we can't even find the pavement! That's the pleasure/curse of living in the woods.. but I'm a happy camper, holing up in my "hollow tree" makes me feel like making a pot of soup! I've seen several versions of this one on Pinterest, I actually combined two recipes. We had it last night as a main dish with slices of buttered rye bread, delicious!

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

makes 6 servings
2 (14 oz) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 tsp dried oregano
1 T dried basil
4 cups chicken broth
½ bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup butter
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to your soup pot. Simmer until veges are tender, about an hour. 

Make a roux by melting butter in skillet and adding flour. Stir constantly with a whisk for 3-4 minutes, then stir in several ladles of hot soup. Add back to soup pot and bring to boil to thicken soup. Add Parmesan cheese, evaporated milk, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Serve with slices of your favorite hot bread!

Please keep those who are facing Hurricane Sandy in your thoughts and prayers today, such a dangerous storm and it affects so many. 

4 comments:

  1. I love soups and this one looks great. Am going to have to give it a try.

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    1. Next time I'm going to use half and half in place of the evap milk, that was the main difference in the two recipes. Calories to the wind!

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  2. So perfect for these chilly fall days!! Happy Halloween.

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    1. We joined our kids for their Halloween celebration. They do it up "big," they set up monsters, strobe lights and jars of body parts!!! The neighborhood kids LOVE it and my daughter re-lives her fun Halloweens as a child every year!

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