Veggie Fairies - Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese!!

Posted on June 06, 2016 by Mary Harper Dick | 0 comments

The Veggie Fairies are experts at finding the best recipes with hidden veggies and healthy benefits for kiddos!  Soup is one of the best ways to hide those veggies beneath delicious flavors!!

Creamy Tomato Soup

Recipe by Our Best Bites

1 T reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes, or olive oil

1 C chopped onion

¾ C shredded carrot

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 Tbs dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

2/3 C sliced sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil

2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (14oz) can chicken broth

3 oz reduced fat cream cheese

Optional: Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for garnish

  1. Place oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion,  carrot, and garlic, and cook for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often.
  2. Add sun-dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. (If you’re adding red pepper flakes, add them now)
  3. Bring soup to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer.  Cover pan and simmer for 30  minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Place soup in a blender (do this in 2 batches if necessary). Add cream cheese. Remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape, but place a paper towel over opening in blender lid to avoid spills. Process for a few minutes until smooth.  You could also add cream cheese directly to the pot and use an immersion blender to combine.
  5. Add additional salt and pepper to taste and then divide soup among bowls.  Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese and a fresh basil leaf if desired.

This delicious soup is so filled with flavor but also filled with tons of veggies.  We love to eat this soup with some grilled cheese sandwiches.  This makes for a perfect meal that all our kids just love!!



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