Creamy Tomato Gorgonzola Soup With Basil (Lower Calorie)

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another Skinny Bride recipe -- I actually found this one on sparkpeople.com, and since I LOVE LOVE LOVE this soup from Kroger's Soup bar but did not appreciate all the calories and fat, I found this recipe to cure my craving without me killing myself on the treadmill! Serving size is a two cup serving which is large, but if you eat this with a simple salad with just some vinegar, it makes it a meal. So it might serve 8 if you just had cups instead of bowls.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pulse the drained tomatoes in a food processor until smooth, about ten 1-second pulses followed by about 20 seconds continuous; set aside.
  2. Cook the garlic, tomato paste, and oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the tomato paste begins to brown, about 2 minutes. [note: This is best in a regular pot, not non-stick, but non-stick is fine if that's all you have.].
  3. Stir in the pureed tomatoes until the tomato paste mixture has thoroughly combined with the tomato puree.
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes are bubbling. Add the gorgonzola and stir until the cheese has melted and no longer appears as lumps in the sauce (5-8 mins).
  5. Add 1 pint of fat free half and half. Stir to thoroughly incorporate. Remove from heat to keep half and half from boiling.
  6. Off the heat, stir in the basil.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was delicious - loved the blend of flavors. Mine did have a curdled appearance, but that might be because I used real half-n-half instead of the fat-free. I garnished with some fresh basil, and when I enjoy the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch I'll also sprinkle a little more gorgonzola crumbles on top.

5 5

Very good, indeed. I used 1 can of roasted garlic diced tomatoes (15oz) and then used fresh tomatoes for the remainder (3 whole tomatoes). I did add quite a bit of all purpose seasoning and some salt as well. Mine was very pink in color since I used the fresh tomatoes, so I added some old flavorless Paprika to darken it up a bit (don't laugh). Excellent lunch, indeed! Made for Veggie Swap, Sept 2011