Chunky Tomato-Basil Soup

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.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    1140mg
    1140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    50g
    50%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    26g
    26%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    150%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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