Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a easy low cal dinner. With a grilled cheese (light butter and light or fat-free cheese) and a salad round out the meal. Freezes excellently. Makes a big batch and can easily be doubled.
- 3 tablespoons light butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups onions (chopped)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (42 ounce) jar V8 vegetable juice
- salt and pepper
- 1 (14 ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)
- 1 (3 ounce) package fat free cream cheese (cubed and softened)
- In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, saute onions in butter until translucent.
- Remove from the heat.
- Stir in the flour so that no lumps remain, then slowly whisk in the tomato juice and evaporated milk.
- Return to the heat and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook until just boiling add cream cheese and whisk until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- Or cool completely and freeze in rigid containers.
- To reheat: Thaw in fridge and warm in microwave or on stoptop.
This is the best tomato soup I've ever had. I omitted the onion, but still made a roux with butter and flour. I used a 46 oz can of vegetable juice, and I didn't add the cream cheese. I tasted it before adding salt & pepper, and I thought it tasted good, but could use some spices. I added some garlic powder, onion powder, and basil. It was delicious! I plan on making this often. We had it with grilled cheese and it was a delicious, filling meal.
I made this almost a week ago when we had really really cold temps in the area and it was perfect pick me up! I changed two things: one I just used skim milk instead of evaporated and I added some basil and oregano to it! Thanks for posting! I love how light it is! Made for Potluck Tag January 2010!
I really enjoyed this soup, but I found the onions a little overpowering in it. And I love garlic and onions! But the idea is great, and the taste overall is sensational. I just found that I had lots of onion left in the bowls. I'd cut the onions in half. This is easy and very good, definitely something I'd try again with some minor changes. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag.