A hit in my household! I followed the recipe exactly, using rice milk and omitting the red pepper flakes, and my children gobbled it up. My 13 month old was practically diving onto her spoon to eat this! I simmered it throughout the day, adding 4 cups water 1 hour before serving to help stretch the quantity and thin it down a little and it was still packed with flavor! A definite keeper recipe, thanks. :)
Made this recently, after another RZ friend made it, and it was a huge hit! I followed the recipe to the letter, and it turned out fantastic. Leftovers the next day were just as good, if not better, after the flavors had time to mingle. :) The taste reminds me of my favorite Muir Glen Creamy Tomato soup - I will never buy another can of it, ha ha! Thanks for a great "keeper"!
Really good soup. A perfect match for our grilled cheese sandwiches. I just made a couple of small measurement changes by using 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and only 2 cups of tomato juice total. Turned out great. Thanks for posting.
I made some significant changes to the recipe in order to try to copy a soup I had recently at a restaurant. But I needed a good, flavorful tomato soup base and this IS IT!! The suggestion to use V8 is right on. The soup itself is fantastic. To try to mimic the soup I had (a tomato corn chowder), I used 2 onions & cut them into large pieces. I used diced instead of crushed tomatoes, added about 3 cups of corn kernels & topped with shredded asiago cheese. It's lovely!! Couldn't be this good without an excellent base, though!
This was perfect with grilled cheese sandwhiches on a chilly day. It was so easy, but didn't taste that way at all! The only thing I changed was to add fresh basil, but that's a personal preference. Thank you for posting.
Delish! I reduced the butter and sugar and didn't miss them. I also added dried basil, maybe two tablespoons, which wasn't necessary but was REALLY tasty. When I discovered my roommates topping their pasta with this soup as a sauce, I adapted it by taking out the milk and using tomato puree or diced tomato (depending on the amount of sauce desired, the texture and how lazy I was at the time) and adding onion powder instead of the onion and tossing in basil, garlic powder, oregano and red pepper flakes. It's not much of a soup anymore, but it's GREAT over pasta! Another winner!
Kittencal striiiiikes again!! Came home from the UK today and discovered 2 lbs of fresh tomatoes in the fridge that needed to be used up, a can of tomato juice and a garden full of basil! Andy requested tomato soup...and this recipe is to die for! (I blanched and skinned the tomatoes.) The only addition I made was to add 1 tsp of hot english mustard for a tiny bit of zing and depth. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! Thanks again Kittencal!
I used V-8 Juice as recommended in the intro, and this soup was so easy to put together. I used only 3 garlic cloves and grated them on my microplane and thought that was plenty. I also made Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Many to serve alongside. My husband doesn't normally even like tomato soup, so for him to call this "delicious" and say I could add this to our monthly menu is a feat in and of itself!
Another winner, Kitten! I wanted to try someone else's Tomato Soup recipe and when I saw that you had one, I looked no further. Very good and very easy! We're going to enjoy it with chicken salad today for lunch. My hub has some oral surgery after lunch and the dentist told me to give him a hearty lunch for his "last meal". So, thanks again, Kitten!
An instant family favorite! Only thing I changed was not putting in the red pepper flakes so that the kids in the family could enjoy it to the max as well. It goes fast so I made two batches this time! Served it with garlic cheese biscuits the first time and a quiche the second. Yummy! Thanks so much for the Recipe, Kittencal!