Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I hope this will taste like the recipe from Campbell's Soup Company, but even BETTER. They don't make that soup any more and I really miss it. I'm planning to make this using fresh tomatoes this summer from my garden.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups warm vegetable stock
- 1 bulb roasted garlic (see instructions below)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh italian oregano leaves, loosely packed (3 tablespoons chopped)
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons honey (optional) or 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- In a nonreactive soup pot, heat oil over medium-low heat and add onion.
- Stir and saute for a minute or two.
- Cover, lower heat and sweat onions for about 3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and stock to the pot, stir and increase heat to medium.
- Squeeze garlic cloves from their skins into the soup pot and add 1 tablespoon of the garlic- infused oil left from roasting.
- Add the oregano, stir well, cover and cook until soup comes to a simmer.
- Simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- In a blender in small batches, blend the soup.
- Return the blended soup to the pot.
- Put the last ladle or two of soup into the blender, add cream and blend.
- Then add the cream mixture to the soup pot and stir to blend.
- Heat over low heat until the soup is heated through.
- Taste for seasoning.
- Sometimes canned tomatoes can be acidic so add honey or sugar to bring up the sweetness if necessary.
- Serve hot.
- Do not allow the soup to boil or it may separate.
- ROASTING GARLIC:.
- To roast garlic, separate the cloves and put them in a small ovenproof dish and drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil and cover with foil.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes until the cloves are soft and tender.
Charlotte, this was GREAT! I don't know what the canned version (which I saw in a supermarket here last week) tastes like, but it must be good if it tastes like this. It's super, super quick and easy and cheap to make, so would be good for a family meal, but is elegant enough for guests. I will make this again and again.