Comfort Food in the way of tomato soup and grilled cheese
How is everyone doing? Are we starting week three? Oh my gosh, how can that be? And even longer for people in some areas. Today I’m joining my dear friends Cindy and Mary Ann and we are all sharing our favorite one-dish recipes. Have you been surviving on comfort food and pantry dinners? Today we made a pot of the best ever tomato soup that is both comfort food and it was made from our stocked tiny pantry. Of course, we paired it with a simple grilled cheese cut into thirds for dipping. It is my hope that one of these simple recipes brings you and your family some comfort in these uncertain times. The recipe is based on this one from the New York Times with just a few minor changes based on what we had in our pantry. The NY Times recipe called for celery salt. I don’t keep that in my spice cabinet, omitting it does not seem to have taken away from the delicious flavor.
Ingredients for the best ever tomato soup!
Best Ever Tomato Soup
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
- ½ pound butter, 2 sticks
- 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 1 ¼ cups chicken brot
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons honey
- In a large heavy pan like a Le Creuset, melt the butter and add the onion. Sauté for about 20 minutes until very soft. They will become a golden color.
- Add in the flour and stir for three minutes making sure not to brown.
- Add the tomatoes (undrained), chicken broth, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Blend with a stick blender until smooth and then add the heavy cream and honey and blend again.
We used bone broth over chicken broth beacuse it’s what we had on hand. You could use half-and-half over heavy cream if you prefer. This is a simple recipe, but it’s absolutely delicious and has a lot of depth in flavor for its short list of ingredients.
Keywords: soup, tomato soup, pantry meals
Here are two more recipes from Cindy & Mary Ann