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Low-Fat Chunky Cream Of Tomato Soup

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The cream cheese is what separates this recipe from the rest. It is amazing how it completely changes the flavor.
Ingredients
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), diced
  Garlic clove 1 Large, minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried rosemary 1 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Stewed diced tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Crushed tomatoes 32 Ounce
  Dry sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Honey 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fat free cream cheese 4 Ounce, cubed
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, melt butter (opt) and add olive oil.
2. Sauté onions add garlic until onions are soft and translucent.
3. Add the herbs and pepper and sauté for a few more minutes, until the aromas of the herbs start to open.
4. Add tomatoes, sherry and honey. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
5. Add the cream cheese and cook until melted.

SERVING
6. Ladle into warm soup bowls and top with fresh chopped parsley.
7. Serve with a crusty bread like ciabatta.

TIPS
This tomato soup will be chunky. You can omit the diced tomatoes or put it in a blender if you prefer it smooth.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Serve with a crusty bread like ciabatta and Candied Walnuts with Herb Salad Mix (see other recipes).
Most of us grow up loving cream of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on a nice rainy day! What a great comfort food. Of course, it can be from a can or packet but why have those when you can make a much more delicious and healthier version with such ease? This is a quick and easy cream of tomato soup yet very yummy. Visually and texturally from the tomatoes and cream cheese we get beautiful colors and a unique combination of creaminess with tomato heartiness. The aroma just brings your sense alive. If you use fresh tomatoes and herbs it will come alive even more. It makes a vibrant and sensual meal when paired with a salad, grilled cheese, ciabatta bread, or just by itself. Once you try the cream of tomato soup with the cream cheese, it will be hard, although nostalgic, to go back to anything else.

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