One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Now that I am older, we still make it, but I have found a version that is a little more hearty. It has all kinds of yummy vegetables that make it even better. I paired this with an adult version grilled cheese that I will share next.
I ate this for lunch for days! The best part is that it is simple to throw together. It seems like I am in need of a lot of these types of meals lately! So while the weather is still on the fritz and you need a little warmth from comfort foods, try this. Enjoy
Crock-pot Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
3 - 15 oz. cans of petit diced tomatoes, with juice
1 C finely diced celery
1 C finely chopped carrots
1 C finely diced onions
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 C fresh basil, minced
4 C chicken broth
1/2 C flour
1 C freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 C butter
2 C half and half, warmed
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Put tomatoes, celery, carrots, onions and chicken broth into crock pot.
Cover and cook on Low for 5-7 hours.
Thirty minutes before serving make the roux. Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add in flour. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes
Slowly add in 1 cup of hot soup. Add in 3 more cups of soup and stir until smooth.
Put all back into the crock pot.
Stir and add Parmesan cheese, warmed half and half, salt and pepper
Add in oregano and basil.
Cover and let cook on low for another 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
Recipe Source: yourhomebasedmom