Tomato Cheese Soup

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 3 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Ingredients

  • 2 (14ounce) cans tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 2stalkscelery, diced
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 1/2 lbmushroom, chopped
  • 1largecooking onion, diced
  • 2tablespoonsflour
  • 1teaspoonwhite sugar
  • 8cupsbeef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoonbasil
  • 1/2 teaspoonrosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoonthyme
  • 3ouncescream cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley( for garnish)
  • Directions

  • Place the tomatoes, with juice, in a buttered oven-proof baking dish.
  • Add the celery, garlic and red pepper and cover and bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • Saute the mushrooms and onion in the second batch of butter in a large stock pot for about 8 minutes.
  • While stirring, slowly add the flour and sugar, blending until mixture is very smooth.
  • Add the stock, basil, rosemary and thyme, stirring until soup comes to a boil.
  • Add the contents of the baked tomato pan from the oven and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer the soup for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend the cream cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Slowly stir the cream cheese into the soup.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a wonderful soup with lots of flavor. I made the recipe exactly as written. The only change I made was to puree the entire mixture in the blender, as I like a creamy soup. This soup is comforting and well worth the time and effort. It also makes alot. Which I plan to have for lunch. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will make it again. (Made for My3chefs 08)”

  • “I made this for supper last night (new years eve) it gave 6 of us a generous serving each and tasted heavenly, and this is from some- one who has never liked tomato soup and made it because rest of family do! Will definitely make it again. I left the mushroom out because I am the only person that likes mushrooms! It was a hit with everybody. Thank you.”

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