A quick and cheap soup, using basics in your cupboards.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter, until onion becomes tender and begins to brown.

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  • Add undrained tomatoes, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

  • While soup is simmering, toast rolled oats in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, stirring till they are brown. Stir in oats to soup and cook for about 6 to 10 minutes, and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 20g; fat 10.5g; sodium 335.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
Way better than I had expected! It was tasty healthy filling and relatively easy to prepare. Like other people suggested I added dried oregano and basil. (I sauteed them with onion garlic and margarine.) We are non-vegetarian so I added a cube of chicken bullion instead of salt. I also sprinkled some cheese when I served. Since it was my lazy one dish supper I even added frozen spinach at the very end of cooking. I am so satisfied and glad that I tried this recepie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2006
I never would have made this except I read a favorable review in the latest reviews. As another reviewer did I added some milk and herbs. The end result was okay but the appearance was most unattractive. Read More
(2)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Way better than I had expected! It was tasty healthy filling and relatively easy to prepare. Like other people suggested I added dried oregano and basil. (I sauteed them with onion garlic and margarine.) We are non-vegetarian so I added a cube of chicken bullion instead of salt. I also sprinkled some cheese when I served. Since it was my lazy one dish supper I even added frozen spinach at the very end of cooking. I am so satisfied and glad that I tried this recepie. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2005
Delicious! I substitued 1% milk for the water since my family prefers cream of tomato soup. I also added a small can of tomato sauce basil and oregano. It's a wonderful alternative to canned tomato soup! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2002
This was a surprisingly good soup although we were leery of it at first. It was thick and could be a good meal by itself or with a sandwich or some good bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
This soup is WONDERFUL!!! It is very fast extremely easy and has wonderful flavor!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2003
I wasn't sure about this recipe but I tried it and we all loved it. Even my 14-month-old daughter. I thought I'd need to add some herbs to it but toasting the oats and pressing the garlic made it really yummy! Surprisingly I'll be making this again and again. It's a great "desperation" dinner. It only takes about 15 minutes to make. I used butter instead of margarine. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2011
So I was skeptical when xraybarb (= did this recipe for my Hidden treasures blog. I'll be the 1st one to tell you the thought of stewed tomatoes and oatmeal was sort of a put off. And that's the issue at hand. The sound of it. But she called me out and made a great point about that. So I looked at the recipe again. And decided...since she threw down the "mental thinking" thing. That was it. I was totally sure I had all the ingredients and I did. I didn't put a fine chop on the onions(wished I did) crushed fresh garlic and did the low cal butter and the stewed tomatoes I had on hand was italian style(wished it was smaller chunks) and my oats were extra thick rolled oats(don't know if there is a difference) And above all. Good recipe. Seriously good it's a total 4 in my book I have to say I think I burnt some of the oats because that was new to me(toasting over the stove). My oldest said it was really really good. I can see me making again. Possibly adding a few veggies or adding the oats in place of barley in other recipes by using the technique in this recipe. Surprisingly I no longer thing of oatmeal as a sweet dish in a bowl. This opened my eyes. Thanks barb (= Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2005
Nice but a bit bland. I added tabasco and worchestershire sauce and broke up the tomatoes with a spoon. My husband loved it but I still thought it a bit tame so I stirred in a tablespoon of Boursin garlic-herb cheese in my bowl. It pepped it up. I like the recipe as it it simple and uses staples always on hand. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2004
Excellent idea on the oatmeal! I went with 1/3 cup of organic butter 1 large can of Muir Glen organic crushed tomatoes and about 4 tablespoons of cream right at the end for the soup. Then my main concern was there wasn't enough protein... so I took some Gimmee Lean fake sausage broke it into bits and browned it in a little oil. When the soup was ready I sprinkled the psuedo sausage on top with some reduced fat Cabot cheddar cheese and WAY YUM! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2002
I eliminated the step with butter and onion and used a can of undrained diced tomatoes with onion and garlic instead of the stewed tomatoes. Then I followed the recipe exactly. Very good and easy. The oats also make it very filling. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2006
I never would have made this except I read a favorable review in the latest reviews. As another reviewer did I added some milk and herbs. The end result was okay but the appearance was most unattractive. Read More
(2)
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