Tuesday Good Eatin Recipe Hop – Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup !

 
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While visiting some of my fave bloggers sites yesterday, I got a hankering for homemade tomato soup. I love the memories  this comfort food brings back from my childhood. Sitting around Granny’s table with our bowl of warm soup and of course, grilled cheese sandwiches. So I decided that is what I needed to fix. It really is not hard to make your own fresh tomato soup, and it tastes SO much better than from a can of the processed variety at the grocery store. Try it yourself one day and you will see.

Roasted Tomato Soup

roasted tomato soup

(serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 3  pounds roma tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped very fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth (We use low salt)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (if you have it- really adds to the flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 -3 tablespoons fat-free yogurt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Arrange tomato halves, cut side down, in baking pans. Roast for about 25 – 30 minutes,  Remove from oven and let cool. Lift skins from tomatoes and discard skins (some skins may stay on tomatoes) set tomatoes aside.
  2. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook 3- 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and any liquid your roasting pans, Add the chicken stock, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  3. Blend tomato mixture in a  food processor or blender until smooth. Return all to the saucepan. Stir in the basil, the salt, and pepper. Stir in the  yogurt. Heat through.
  4. *Note* You can also add additional yogurt onto individual servingsand sprinkle with additional fresh basil.
  5. Serve soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

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There you have it!  My little bit of nostalgia and fresh homemade comfort food.

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4 Responses to Tuesday Good Eatin Recipe Hop – Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup !

  1. I love tomato soup, especially when it is homemade. There is just something about it that is a comfort item for me. Yum!
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  2. Mmmm – I loved tomato soup but I’ve never tried to make it from scratch. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. Mardesia says:

    I have never been a big fan of tomato soup at all. But as I get older my palate has changed and I am becoming more open to trying new things. This sounds like a flavorful place to start. Thanks!
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  4. Amberm says:

    Yum
    Sounds amazing!