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    Tomato Basil Soup

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Desperada's Note:

    Serve with crusty French bread or a grilled cheese sandwich. YUM!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and sugar and saute until caramelized.
    2. 2
      Add the thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne and stir.
    3. 3
      Add the stock and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the cream and brandy. Simmer 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove the bay leaves and puree about half of the soup in a blender until smooth.
    6. 6
      Return the puree to the soup pot.
    7. 7
      Add the basil pesto and heat through.
    8. 8
      Serve. Can garnish with a little parmesan or mozzarella, fresh chives, croutons -- .

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2013

      55

      Wonderful recipe! I made it as written except for the brandy. I had it with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC 2013.

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    • on October 07, 2010

      55

      We have a local restraunt that has the BEST Tomatoe Basil soup and I have been trying and trying to find and equivalent recipe. This one did it. We LOVE it!!! Yummy!!! Thank you! It is really good the second day.

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    • on March 30, 2009

      55

      This is a GREAT recipe!! Lots of ingredients so it sooks like it might be hard but it's super easy to put together. I made this for a group of family that came over on Saturday and asked them all to rate it for me. We got all 4.5 and 5 stars!! I will make this again! The only variation is that I didn't add the brandy because I didn't have any on hand and I used the chicken stock option. It was still wonderful! Thanks Desperada! Made for Spring PAC 2009

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato Basil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 393.1
     
    Calories from Fat 304
    77%
    Total Fat 33.8 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 20.7 g
    103%
    Cholesterol 118.8 mg
    39%
    Sodium 940.5 mg
    39%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.3 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    24%
    Sugars 8.5 g
    34%
    Protein 4.3 g
    8%

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