Excellent tomato soup served with warm rolls, biscuits, and fresh salads.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
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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  • In a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes with liquid until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in broth, cheese and tomato paste. Season with parsley, basil, tarragon, thyme, salt and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and smooth and flavors are well blended.

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Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 13.1g 26% DV; carbohydrates 12.6g 4% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 44.5mg 15% DV; sodium 711.8mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Fantastic! I've officially outlawed any canned tomato soup after eating this. As recommended by several others I added a bit of sugar to it. I also brought all of the other ingredients to a boil before adding the cheese and it melted instantly and completely incorporated itself into the soup. I'd suggest doing that rather than adding it in along with everything else. It was very smooth and the flavors blended well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
Good recipe. If u would like to convert to cream of tomato soup: make sure u puree tomatoes thoroughly reduce amt of broth by 1/2 & then use half & half milk or Land O'Lakes Fat Free half & half as a substitute for the other 1/2 of the broth. Tip: The Land O'Lakes fat free half & half is an incredible product. It makes wonderful cream soups while cutting fat & calories a great compromise & I usually lothe fat free products. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2003
Good recipe. If u would like to convert to cream of tomato soup: make sure u puree tomatoes thoroughly reduce amt of broth by 1/2 & then use half & half milk or Land O'Lakes Fat Free half & half as a substitute for the other 1/2 of the broth. Tip: The Land O'Lakes fat free half & half is an incredible product. It makes wonderful cream soups while cutting fat & calories a great compromise & I usually lothe fat free products. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Fantastic! I've officially outlawed any canned tomato soup after eating this. As recommended by several others I added a bit of sugar to it. I also brought all of the other ingredients to a boil before adding the cheese and it melted instantly and completely incorporated itself into the soup. I'd suggest doing that rather than adding it in along with everything else. It was very smooth and the flavors blended well. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
This soup is very comforting and yummy on a cold evening and leftovers freeze very well. It's a very easy way to have an extra-tasty homemade meal (We had our first batch for dinner with grilled cheese and had the leftovers today with salad and garlic bread). My only problem was not being able to get the cheese to completely melt - I used the finely grated cheddar and even gave it a whizz with an immersion blender but still had tiny cheese granules in the end result. No one seemed to mind though - everyone gave this a thumbs up!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2003
I loved this recipe I added in pesto sauce instead of tomato paste. I also strained the tomatoes after pureeing them to avoid having seeds in my soup. I added in some heavy cream for a creamier soup and didn't put the cheese directly in the soup I let it be used as a garnish. oh and I put in garlic for some extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2004
This soup was delicious and so simple to prepare! I cut the recipe in half and followed the advice of some other reviewers by adding 1 TBSP sugar and bringing the soup to a boil then adding the cheese...it melted instantly! I served it with toasted sesame bagels with cream cheese! My husband and I enjoyed this satisfying lunch! I will prepare this again for sure! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2003
This was really great. My daughter and I loved it. Warning though doesn't work well in the crock pot. I tried this and the cheese forms a glob. Next time I will simply take the time to make on the stove top. I also added about a tablespoon of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
I halved the recipe and made it for my daughter and son-in-law -- it got rave reviews! I didn't have tarragon so I omitted that and added fat-free half-and-half to make it a cream of tomato soup. The cheese melted easily and gave a nice flavor to the soup. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2006
As written I give this a three - ok using canned is incredibly convenient but the flavor is rather flat plus the consistency is watery. What I do is to make this when I have a bunch of tomatoes that need using up. I halve the amount of chicken broth and use the fresh tomatoes (peeled and roughly chopped) with the canned. I then puree it all with a hand blender and if it needs more liquid I add more broth. This really improves the flavor. Anyway this is a good basic recipe to adapt to personal taste. Thanks Sara! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2007
Delicious! The only problem I had was the consistency; the cheese didn't melt in properly (thus the 4 stars instead of 5). Next time I'll try the suggestion given by other reviewers to bring the soup to a boil before I add the cheese. I did tweak the recipe a little based on the reviews I read. I added about 2T sugar which seemed to cut the acidity from the tomatoes perfectly. I also used water and chicken bouillon instead of chicken broth and I only added about 2 cups of water at the beginning. I added about a cup of half and half to make the soup creamier and near the end of cooking I added water until the soup looked right. I doubt that I used the full 5 cups. Read More
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