Beautiful soup fit for company. Serve with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; add bacon and 2 different cheeses to make them extra-special.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 35 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Arrange tomatoes on a baking sheet; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add garlic and 3 sprigs chopped thyme; toss. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Bake in preheated oven until very tender and browned, about 2 hours.

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and zucchini until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes, paprika, and curry powder. Season with salt and black pepper and add remaining 3 sprigs chopped thyme. Stir in roasted tomatoes along with any liquid from the baking sheet. Cook and stir for 5 more minutes; pour chicken broth into tomato mixture. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Blend with an emersion blender until desired consistency. Stir in cream and basil before serving.

Editor's Note:

Instead of an immersion blender, pour soup into a standard blender no more than half-full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 18.2g 28% DV; cholesterol 40.8mg 14% DV; sodium 29.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2013
very good and easy to make. I used half and half instead of whipping cream. I had fresh tomatoes from the farm. I will be making this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2013
very good and easy to make. I used half and half instead of whipping cream. I had fresh tomatoes from the farm. I will be making this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2013
Everyone loved this soup. I did substitute vegetable broth for 1/2 of the chicken stock. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2015
Pureed the whole thing and doubled up on the tomato and zucchini! So good... husband liked it without the cream I added cream and gorgonzola:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
This soup is wonderful. I did make a few minor changes. I added more plum tomatoes than indicated in the recipe used light cream and added chopped zucchini at the very end to add a little crunch to the soup. The pepper flakes were more aggressive than we would have liked even though I used less than was indicated so adjust to your own tastes. This was very enjoyable and an excellent use of veggies from the garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2013
excellent soup especially for what I have in my garden. i didnt quite puree it so it was a little thicker but it was good. i used someone's suggestion and added some more sauteed zucchini after blending the soup that i set aside from earlier for some chunkiness. also used light cream rather than heavy it was delicious. and its got a nice spicy kick from the red pepper. will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
LOVE LOVE this soup I didn't make any changes to this recipe and everyone that had some loved it. I will make this is soup again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2015
This was exceptional and helped me get rid of garden tomatoes that are in abundance (even giving away). I have to say that we are big meat smokers in our house and I added some leftover smoked pork to this recipe exactly as written. Thank you thank you thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2019
I really enjoyed this recipe and pretty much made it as written. I used canned whole tomatoes. The soup was very flavorful which is great. The only thing that I did differently was sautéed up an extra zucchini to add into the soup before I ate it. I look forward to making this soup again. Read More