Simple Tomato Soup

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on February 24, 2012

Simple Tomato Soup

First of all, I’m so sorry for the downtime on my site yesterday.  It’s funny, I’m coming up on one year blogging and I still consider myself such a newbie.  I had no idea what to do and the site was down for half the day Simple Tomato Soup  Oh well, live blog and learn, right?

Simple Tomato Soup

Moving on!  I’m all about the simple recipes lately.  Only three extremely short weeks before I’m considered full term(although I’m that person that counts on having to wait at least the full month and a half until I’m actually due, if not longer) and I thought I would be in the kitchen a lot more.  I thought I’d be cooking up a storm and posting every day, but no.  I’d much rather have a nap, although with two little kids running around it’s more like thinking about laying on the couch than anything remotely close to napping.  So yes, simple recipes.

Simple Tomato Soup

For a while there, I saw tomato soup on a bunch of different blogs and I couldn’t wait to make it, but I put it off.  I’m telling you now.  Do not put it off.  Put down the can of tomato soup and just get some canned tomatoes, I promise you’ll be much happier.  And much fuller since you wont feel bad about eating a whole recipe, or maybe just half, of this.  And then you wont be dehydrated either because honestly, the sodium in any canned soup is crazy!

Simple Tomato Soup

So this can go two different ways.  You can use oil and leave out the milk for a totally delicious vegan version or you can add a splash of milk to your bowl and stir it in for a creamy tomato soup that’s 1000x better than anything you had as a kid.  Either way I’m guaranteeing it’s awesome, not to mention pretty fast to make.  And did I mention simple?

Oh, and if you really wanted to, or if you were nesting like crazy and getting meals ready, you could make a big batch of this and freeze it in smaller portions without milk added.  Then just reheat, add some milk(if you want!) and enjoy!

Simple Tomato Soup

Just a note, for simplicities sake I just very quickly sliced my onions and garlic to saute them because I blend the soup up later.  I did write an option for a slightly chunkier soup if you have no way to blend your soup but you’ll need to use already pureed tomatoes.  I prefer a smoother soup, but it tastes delicious even if you don’t have a way to blend it.

And one more note!  I was visited by the very generous Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online who left me a $100 Amazon gift card to mention their site to you!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post if you have a blog and the Fairy Hobmother might visit you next!

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

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