While Campbell's is the traditional favorite, I've been smitten with homemade tomato soup. It's cheap, delicious, and simple to make. As an added bonus--additives, high fructose corn syrup, and excessive sodium are not invited to the party.
Basic Tomato Soup
- 1 28 oz. can pureed tomato (or crushed, then run through blender)
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
- olive oil
- 2 cups chicken broth (I actually love to use Organic Better Than Boullion, so that I can just adjust to taste.)
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, or to taste salt and pepper
Heat a couple a tablespoon or so of olive oil and saute garlic over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add canned tomato and broth with all spices in saucepan. Heat at med-high.
Lower heat to med, and add cream, stirring until fully incorporated.
Bring to slight simmer, stirring constantly. Serve warm.