There comes a time in every home cook’s life when they choose to move beyond a traditional (and usually boxed or canned) preparation of an all-time favorite in order to develop their own scratch-made take on the dish. For some it’s boxed mac and cheese, for others it’s spaghetti sauce that comes in a jar. For me, it’s tomato soup out of a can.
Many of you probably remember fondly back to the days of hovering over a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich in hand, ready to dive in to full comfort food meditation mode. There really isn’t anything quite like a good tomato soup on a chilly day. It’s time to take the tomato soup back into our hands with this home-made version that is absolutely nothing like the stuff that comes in the can. Yes it’s more work, but then we are home cooks, and not just “home eaters,” right?
Here’s what this dish essentially comes down to: Some roasted tomatoes and carrots, combined with sauteed onions and basil, some water and then pureed until smooth. It’s not a difficult recipe to prepare, but it does have several moving parts. This is also a great recipe with which to experiment and add your own twists. A wide variety of vegetables could be paired with the tomatoes for something different, and changing up the spices would create many new angles on this classic dish. I’ll post the recipe right after the pictures.
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