• Iris Windsor

Easy Tomato Soup

Updated: May 26

This is now definitely soup weather, isn't it? This is a great weekend, easy dinner, or Sunday night meal. This is one of my favourite soups. I always have tomato soup and a can or two of tomatoes in my pantry, especially in the winter months. It provides a quick, inexpensive and tasty meal in minutes



Homestyle Tomato Soup

Ingredients

1 can Big Red Tomato Soup (or your favourite brand) (440gms)

1 can crushed tomatoes (440gms)

1 punnet small cherry tomatoes (if desired)

1 drizzle of oil for baking dish and saucepan

2 medium onions finely diced

250gms bacon, finely diced

4 cloves garlic finely diced

1 tablesp parsley

1 tablesp chopped oregano or basil

1 cup milk or cream and milk

Method

  1. If using cherry tomatoes, place a little oil in a baking dish

  2. Set oven at 200C and place cherry tomatoes in baking dish

  3. Cook tomatoes just until they begin to split

  4. Remove from oven then set aside till serving

  5. Make your soup while tomatoes are cooking

  6. Place a little butter in a saucepan

  7. Cook finely diced bacon, onion and garlic in a saucepan till onion is clear

  8. Add can tomato soup

  9. Add can crushed tomatoes

  10. Allow to simmer for 5 mins

  11. Add 1 tablesp chopped parsley

  12. Add 1 tablesp chopped oregano leaves or basil

  13. Fold through milk and heat slowly

  14. Do not boil

  15. Serve into bowls

  16. Garnish with split cherry tomatoes and parsley or basil

  17. Garnish with a spoonful of cream on top if desired

  18. Serve with fresh crusty bread

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