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Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup Recipe

Updated on July 8, 2011

Italian Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Recipe

Fresh tomatoes also work well for this creamy tomato soup
Fresh tomatoes also work well for this creamy tomato soup

Tomato Soup Recipe

This recipe became an instant hit in my family, and every time the leftovers came out, they said it got better and better! In the deep midwinter, there's nothing that warms the cockles of the heart like a bowl of rich creamy tomato parmesan soup. Make sure you have a plentiful stack of crackers or a thick piece of buttery garlic bread to eat with it.

Not only is this tomato soup thick and creamy, but it is also gluten free! The parmesan works as a thickener, and can be increased or diminished according to taste and texture. Fresh tomatoes would probably work well too, but I find it more convenient to use cooked and canned tomatoes, pureed if needed.

Makes 12 servings

1/2 cup butter
1 large chopped onion
4 cups stock or water (Stock could be from boiling vegetables or reserved chicken stock from the last time you cooked a chicken).
3 lbs. of diced, cooked tomatoes (half of a large no. 10 can)
1 Tb. basil, or to taste
2 cups cream or milk (1 cup of each is fine)
1.5 cup grated parmesan cheese

Saute the onion in butter. Then add the stock, and bring to boil. Add tomatoes and basil, then simmer five minutes. If using fresh tomatoes, you will have to simmer longer, until the tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. If needed, you can puree the soup to desired consistency (remember, parmesan will thicken it). Return to medium heat (no need to boil). Stir in cream/milk and cheese, add salt as desired. You may need to whisk the soup at this point so that the parmesan doesn't lump. Heat until hot enough to serve.

Recipe for Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      I am definitely going to make this! It sounds wonderful! I am going north to visit my son soon and where he lives is very cold...this will warm both of our cockles!

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      I love this. I will absolutely make it.

      Thanks for sharing your hub.

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      Ann Leavitt 6 years ago from Oregon

      Tnderhrt23, I hope you enjoy it! You'll have to stop by again and tell me what you think.

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      Ann Leavitt 6 years ago from Oregon

      Rhonda, you're welcome! I love sharing recipes that I enjoyed.

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      PDGreenwell 6 years ago from Kentucky

      Looks easy, tasty and cost-efficient. i have to admit, I usually buy Campbells (happy childhood memories, very cozy with grilled cheese - goes well with snowy days). This looks lovely, however, and we will give it a try. Have bookmarked. Ann

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      Ann Leavitt 6 years ago from Oregon

      Esatchel, Campell's is certainly a classic for nostalgia, but this soup is healthier and not too much harder to make! Hope you enjoy.

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Sounds delicious! Thanks.

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      Ann Leavitt 6 years ago from Oregon

      It is! Come back and visit if you make it, Jet!

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      powerofknowledge1 5 years ago

      Sounds yummy!

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      Melanie Fitzgerald 5 years ago

      I just finnished making this and it's delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Much better than campbells.

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      meghan 4 years ago

      thinking about making this ahead of time for christmas dinner. Does it freeze well?

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      Ann Leavitt 4 years ago from Oregon

      Meghn, I've never tried freezing it, but I do know that it keeps well in the fridge for a few weeks and still tastes great.

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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      Sounds really delicious and filling. I like hearty dishes like this. I will definitely try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

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