Soup- Homemade Tomato

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Soup- Homemade Tomato

Homemade Garden Fresh Tomato-Soup

Soup- Homemade Tomato
 
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Serves: 2 quarts
 
This is my favorite tomato soup recipe. When it calls for 2 cans of chopped tomatoes we use 4 to 5+ cups of fresh diced tomatoes from the garden. When we get a surplus of tomatoes we used to freeze them whole, but now I dice 5 cups, put them in a baggie and freeze them. Then in the middle of the winter we pull them out, thaw them, and make a batch of soup. You can make the soup ahead of time and freeze the soup also. Marginally it is as good as eating it freshly made but I would rather freeze the tomatoes and make the soup fresh.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 5 C fresh diced tomatoes or 2 cans (14- ½ ounces each) diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 cans (10 ¾ ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 ½ C milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ to 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ to 1 tsp paprika
  • ⅛ to ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in cream cheese until melted.