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Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Updated on August 13, 2015

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Not your mom's tomato soup

When I was a kid, few things got me as excited as when my mom would make us tomato soup with grilled cheese. I would slurp down that hot-like-lava goodness, burnt tongue be damned! And that ooey-gooey grilled cheese was only better dipped in the soup.

As an adult, I still love this comfort food classic as much as ever. Here's my spin on it, which just makes it a little more amazing, but no more difficult than opening a can and adding water!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: about 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 32 oz 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a 5 quart soup pot, except cheese. Bring to low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Serve with a nice, crusty, toasted baguette. TIP: Flavors marry more overnight. Make a day ahead and reheat for best results. (Omit cheese the day before and repeat these instructions before serving.)
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories 232
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 33 mg11%
Sodium 1020 mg43%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Recipe by Matthew Ryczko

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      Matthew Ryczko 3 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks, Dee! I 'test kitchened' a stove-top mac and cheese recipe today that will be the next one going up soon :) Maybe I'll do an interesting grilled cheese after that one. Tomato soup definitely needs grilled cheese with it!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I miss my mom's tomato soup. Your recipe reminded me of how good it can be with a grilled cheese (what about this recipe next?).