Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Oamc)

Recipe by Rottmom
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine onions, celery, basil, bay leaf and tomatoes in a stock pot. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf. Purée tomato mixture in a blender and then strain through a fine sieve or colander.
  • Return tomato mixture to stockpot.
  • In a small mixing bowl, blend flour and melted butter into a smooth paste, then add a small amount of the tomato mixture. Stir until smooth.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the stockpot, stirring continuously to avoid scorching and lumps.
  • Add sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • If freezing ahead: Cool completely. Freeze in a gallon size freezer bag. Serving day: Thaw completely. Reheat soup in stockpot, adding milk and baking soda. Heat through but do not boil.
  • If serving immediately: add 2 cups nonfat milk and 1 t baking soda. Stir until well mixed then serve.
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