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Chunky Tomato-Basil Soup

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  6 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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That favorite tomato soup you had at that cozy cafe? Easy--just blend tomatoes, a bit of light cream, onion, and plenty of fresh basil and you've got it.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
small carrots, shredded (1 cup)
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
cup half-and-half
1
jar (26 oz) Muir Glen™ chunky tomato pasta sauce
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add flour; cook and stir until moistened. Gradually add half-and-half, cooking and stirring about 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, just until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 3 If desired, top with additional chopped fresh basil leaves.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add flour; cook and stir until moistened. Gradually add half-and-half, cooking and stirring about 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, just until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 3 If desired, top with additional chopped fresh basil leaves.

Expert Tips

You can use any type of tomato pasta sauce; chunky sauce with vegetables adds texture to this easy soup.

Fresh chopped parsley can be used in place of fresh basil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1140mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
26g
26%
Protein
6g
6%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%
150%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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