Low-Fat "cream" of Tomato Soup

"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."
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  • 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.

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  1. cookiemaker
    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.
  2. SarahBeth
    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!
  3. breezermom
    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.
  4. megs_
    if I could give you more than five stars, I would! not only is this delicious and healthy, but you helped me sneak healthy stuff into my meat & potatoes only hubby! :) he actually said "this is way better than campbells!" and had no idea it was low fat OR that he was getting a serving of veggies from the V8. I skipped the onion/flour part and followed the rest of the recipe. we topped ours off with a sprinkle of mozzerella cheese and enjoyed them with a nice grilled cheese sandwich. perfect meal for a cold night! this is going straight in my zaar stars cookbook --- thanks for a keeper in our house!
  5. donnab14
    I added fresh basil and spinach leaves. I also added butinis tortellini, MMMMMM good!


  1. SarahBeth
    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!
  2. msmia
    This is very yummy! Both my dinner guests gave it 5 stars too! I subbed olive oil for the butter & threw the whole thing in a blender (didn't like the onion chunks floating around) and it was perfect! Easy & delicious & healthy -- what more could you ask for? Thanks for the recipe!


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