Years ago I had a wonderful tomato soup, the best I’d ever tasted. I wanted the recipe. Unsurprisingly it was refused to me. Her son smuggled the recipe out to me. Yes! I made it once and lost the recipe. Facepalm.
I have been in the mood for it so I thought I would see what I could recreate. My husband is not a fan of tomato soups. Too tomato-y. I took that as a challenge. I was going to make the best soup and convert him! Yes he is patient with my quirks. 🙂
To start I chopped some garlic and bacon and sauteed them in the pan.
Next I added 2 cups of my tomato sauce. Then I added a chopped tomato. I know! It will make it too tomato-y. But I forged ahead anyway.
As this was coming up to a simmer I chopped a bunch of fresh basil and tossed it in. I seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
I added about a cup of cream and warmed it back up.
Once it was heated through I used the immersion blender to blend all the ingredients together and it is ready to serve.
I added a bit of basil to garnish and then I grated Parmesan cheese to top. Most cheeses will go with this simple soup.
I loved this soup as I love the tomato flavour but it was too much for my poor husband. Ah well. You can’t win them all! 🙂 This is really good with grilled cheese sandwiches like the jalapeno cheddar or the tomato avocado sandwiches.
The addition of cream and bacon is genius! Looks delish, thanks for sharing.:)
You’re welcome. 🙂 And it is so easy to make!
I love tomato soup and this looks like a great recipe. Can’t have tomato soup and not make a grilled cheese to go with it.
It’s like bacon and eggs! 🙂
Love tomato soup, especially with bacon, one of my favourite winter suppers, thanks.
An easy comfort food!
Looks delicious!!! I run into the same problem with my husband. I love tomato he can’t stand it. O’ well his loss.
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This looks perfect! Did it match the recipe you’d lost? I hate when I do that:D
Not sure! Been over 10 years since I’ve seen that recipe. 🙂
Ah! That’s what’s been missing from my tomato soup all of these years. Bacon! How could I not have seen this before? Great recipe!
;). Just wish bacon wasn’t so bad for you. I love the stuff!
This certainly isn’t your average tomato soup…it has to be delicious.
Thanks, it was. 😉
I didn’t know we can add bacon to tomato soup. It must be really tasty!
The beauty of cooking is you add what you want! Then just hope it tastes good. 🙂
What a great idea with the bacon … Proscuitto, or even a spicy sausage might be worth a try too 🙂
Spicy sausage is a great idea.
Will have to try this as I’ve never cooked a tomato soup before. Seriously! And I love soup and tomatoes.
Oh try it. It is such an easy soup to make. Less than 1/2 hour.
I’ve never tried to make my own tomato soup before. Now I must! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
I hope you enjoy it. 🙂