Spicy Tomato Soup

by jerseygirl on December 21, 2011 · 9 comments

I interrupt my cookie baking to profess my love for canned tomatoes. I constantly use canned tomatoes in the winter for stews, sauces and Italian gravy. But today I decided to use a can of Red Gold Tomatoes for a tangy tomato soup. Instead of having a boring grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, I spiced up my day with this soup and some grilled cheese croutons. Grilled cheese croutons may sound fancy but they are just a sandwich cut into little bites to top off the soup. This is the only time you will eat grilled cheese with a spoon.
I loved these tomatoes because they had a little kick to them with the green chilies mixed in. I couldn’t resist adding a dash of cayenne pepper because I like spicy. The size of this recipe was perfect for lunch and then there was a small bowl leftover for my daughter as an after school snack. Feel free to double or even triple the recipe. I used chicken broth but it is perfectly acceptable to use vegetable broth to make the soup vegetarian.This tomato soup is easy to make and will warm you up on a chilly day. Did you see how the croutons soak up the soup? You get the perfect bite of grilled cheese and tomato soup together. So good! Now back to wrapping presents and cookie baking!
Spicy Tomato Soup
1- (10 oz) can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
1 tsp chopped garlic
6 oz chicken broth
1 tsp dried basil
a dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup half and half (I used the fat free kind)
salt to taste
In a small sauce pan on medium heat, mix together tomatoes, garlic, broth, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil and turn down heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Use an immersion blender to process the tomatoes until smooth. Add half and half and season with salt to taste. Serve with croutons, crackers, herbs or whatever you like to top off the soup. Makes 2 servings.
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That Girl December 21, 2011 at 7:57 am

You are definitely one of the biggest canned tomato proponents I know!


The Food Hunter December 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I miss being able to get this brand of canned tomatoes.


Pam December 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I love canned tomatoes too. I've never thought to make a spicy tomato soup. YUM!

Happy Holidays!


Anonymous December 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

What a great idea! It would be great after a hard day on the slopes.


kat December 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

I'm thinking next year I need to see If I can can some of my tomatos with peppers in them already


Julie December 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That's what I was wanting for dinner tonight. Wonder if I can find those tomatoes around here. Hope you have a great Christmas weekend 🙂


sweetpeaskitchen.com December 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Tomato soup is so comforting this time of year! Looks delicious! 🙂


Biz December 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I love Red Gold tomatoes, I always try to stock up when they go on sale.

You had me at spicy! 😀

Merry Christmas to you and your family Lisa!


Maris December 29, 2011 at 2:25 am

This looks perfect. All it needs is a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!


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