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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Simply Tasty Tomato Soup

Everyone should have a recipe like this up their sleeves. A fabulous soup which makes good use of ingredients that are in most people's larders, and goes together lickety split . . . with very little effort.

Quick and easy . . . and simple to execute. Don't let that fool you into thinking that it's simplicity will affect it's taste. This is quite, quite delicious.

Your family will think you have slaved all day over it . . .

Just make sure you bury the tins deep in the bin, and your secret will be safe!

I promise not to tell. Cross my heart!

*Simply Tasty Tomato Soup*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

Simple, tasty and very easy, this store cupboard soup is bound to become a family favourite.

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 TBS butter
2 (400g) tins of dice plum tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
1 (295g) tin of condensed tomato soup (Batchelors or Campbells) undiluted
250ml of milk
boiling water as needed
dash of tabasco sauce
1 tsp dried basil (I use Bart Freeze Dried)
1 tsp dried parsley flakes (once again I use Bart Freeze Dried)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Garnish:
garlic croutons
2 ounces grated cheddar cheese

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion and saute, stirring occsionally, until softened. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, tinned soup and milk. Add enough boiling water to give you a desirable consistency. Bring almost to the boil. Stir in the tabasco, basil and parsley flakes. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook on low for 10 to 15 minutes until the flavours melt together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle out into heated bowls, garnishing each serving with some croutons and grated cheese.

By the way, I am giving away a tasty muffin cookbook and a pretty set of scales over on my other blog, A Year From Oak Cottage. Be sure to hop on over and check it out.


  1. Yummm....tomato soup....yes, please! This looks wonderfully warming, Marie! Just the thing on a blustery day! Hope you're having a cozy one, tucked neatly in your sweet cottage...much love sent to you tonight, my friend!

  2. LIke Julie said Marie,just the thing on this freezing foggy day here in my part of England.Yummy I love soup with a nice crusty roll.Thankyou for the recipe.Have a lovely day if possible.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  3. One of my favourite soups. Mmmm....this looks so inviting. I wish I can have that bowl!

  4. I may give this a try it looks so good though I am very fond of Heinz Tomato soup which would make me lazy in making. I do make other soups though.

  5. I love tomato soup and this batch looks easy and delicious. I must try it!

  6. YES. Tomato soup. This looks great, thank you for the recipe! And you take such nice pictures too!

  7. Your soup looks delish Marie!

  8. Your blog is definitely dangerous to me... especially at 11 at night when I should be watching what i eat!


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