Thursday, September 24, 2009

kristin's tuscan tomato soup...

this is such a yummy soup!  so yummy that the bowl i kept from recipe club last night, was gone this morning when i woke up:)  thank goodness for web images so that i could get this recipe up ASAP!
with the weather getting cooler i have totally been in the mood for soup, & this definitely hit the spot!  thanks kris for the great recipe & i can't wait to make it again soon!

{picture courtesy of flickr}

  3 tablespoons olive oil

     2 large onions, chopped

     5 cups diced and seeded tomatoes (or you can use 3 14 oz. cans drained diced tomatoes)

     2 cups chicken stock

     1 1/2 cups whipping cream

     1 cup basil pesto

     salt and pepper, to taste


    Heat oil in a medium large soup pot.

    Add onions and cook over medium-low heat until completely translucent.

    Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

    Add chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

    Add whipping cream. Add pesto.

    Blend to desired consistency with hand blender, food processor or blender.

    Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.


*Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and homemade sour dough croutons!

** recipe makes 1 gallon of soup 

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