Very easy recipe. I didn't have any onion on hand and added only about 1TB of sugar. 4 Stars instead of 5 for excluding the necessary salt and pepper. Definitely needs basic seasoning to bring out the proper flavors. Make sure you don't overheat the cream/half&half or it will break.
I did find this too buttery ad had only used a tablespoon and a half, added two teaspoons of the sugar only as I had added one whole carrot and a rib of celery and a spring of fresh dried parsley,for more flavour. I also added one cup of half and half as all my cream mixture at the end. It was a nice different soup, after having a scoop I added a little lemon pepper seasoning and that seemed to bring it more together, as to what I was looking for. Will make again, its a nice pantry soup ingredients always on hand. Went well with a grilled melting cheese sandwich.
What a wonderful soup! I did omit the sugar - achieved the sweetness by sauteing 3T minced onion with a small minced carrot in 2T butter (I was trying to reduce the fat & I avoid adding white sugar whenever possible) until they were mildly caramelized. Used chicken base from Costco with water for the broth which I added to the onion/carrot blend. Used crushed tomatoes (thought I had a can of diced but didn't) & the baking soda. After simmering I blended the tomato mix. Used 1 cup heavy cream & 1 cup whole milk (ran out of heavy cream). This was marvelous! DH had 2 bowls (after initially whining about not liking cream of tomato soup). Served with fresh European Black Bread (Bread Machine) & slices of Maluarosa cheese floated on the piping hot soup. This one goes into the keeper file. Thank you for posting Charlotte!
I was torn betewen 4 and 5 stars. I made the soup according to the recipe and it is excellent. It's pretty sweet and next time I may omit the sugar and see how I like that. That said, I have a very sweet tooth, and I may change nothing. That's why I went with 5 stars.
This worked out great, because my husband doesn't like cream in his tomato soup, and I just served his up before finishing the soup. It tasted great! Thanks!
very good but I think for my family's tastes I would have liked it a little thicker, I will puree the mixture next time, I added in some crushed chili flakes and fresh garlic, thanks for sharing Charlotte!
This is the Cream of Tomato served at Lucinda's- those who attended Lawrence University know what I'm talkin about ;) To get the same flavor... they substitute 1/2 the cream with liquid coffee creamer and the rest with half and half to keep the calories down, whichever you use, don't forget to temper the cream first- curdled cream is yucky. We never used that much sugar, at home I use 2 teaspoons of sugar, it's plenty. Make it to share, it's souper easy and tastes GREAT- real comfort food!
This recipe originates from the 4 B's restaurant in Montana and was published in "A Taste of Home" in '94. I pinched the recipe out of the magazine in the hospital waiting room today to make one of my wife's favourite comfort foods. She says it's even better than her great grandmother's. I can't take the credit for that compliment since this recipe is so simple and easy to prepare.
Easy and very tasty. I might decrease the sugar by a little bit next time.