The best tomato soup

by foodhoe on March 20, 2012

Yes really, and it can be made at home, using some items from a can, but thankfully not just the red and white one with bold cursive letters…  Mr. K and I grew up on Campbell’s Tomato Soup, an item which can even now be found in our pantry, although this recipe is such a stunner that we may never go back.

Despite the fact that it's the first day of spring, there's quite a chill in the air.

It is so good with a crunchy piece of bruschetta or grilled cheese sandwich on a cold day.  He forwarded me this recipe that he found on the fabulous Once Upon a Chef blog, and then a reminder, and then a nudge that it would probably be really good.  It was. I made it over the weekend and wouldn’t change a thing.  You can get the recipe here.

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Rosa March 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

It looks really delicious and comforting!




Sandy @ tinytinyfork March 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

It’s so cold and chilly outside and all I want now is tomato soup and a grilled cheese. Total comfort food and your photo makes me nostalgic! 🙂


foodhoe March 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

it is one of the best combos ever!


Ben @Focus:Snap:Eat March 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I’ve always waffled between whether I like tomato soup or I think it’s just a warmed up V8. If I had tomato soup, I’d like it presented the way you did with the cheese and croutons! Mmmm.


foodhoe March 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

Ben, even if it were warmed up V8, it would probably be pretty good with all the fixins! Mr. K made the croutons from leftover ciabatta, and with the fresh basil and parm cheese it was quite a tasty bowl. Great leftovers too.


Row March 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I haven’t had a bowl of tomato soup in such a long time. I like your photo with all those delicious toppings… will have to give this recipe a try soon. 🙂


Cookie March 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

YUM! Now I know what to do with the hand blender I ordered last year and is still in the box! It definitely doesn’t feel like spring out there but perfect weather for some tomato soup! I’ll probably be adding a good amount of hot sauce to mine though! 🙂


Gastronomer March 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

This soup has my name all over it!


Carolyn Jung March 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

That looks way better than anything out of a can. Mmm, I can practically taste it with a grilled cheese sammy. Swoon.


grace March 22, 2012 at 5:23 am

did i seriously miss the first day of spring? drat! i love your picture. 🙂


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