My husband is not one to give up his packaged food unless the homemade version tastes just the same or better. I guess this one does, because he hasn't asked for Campbell's since I came up with this recipe.
Why not just open a can of Campbell's? High fructose corn syrup! Notice I don't use any sugar in this recipe. And vegetable oil (corn, cottonseed, canola and/or soybean--all on my list of bad oils).
This recipe is so very easy, it can be done in 20 minutes. This would be great with a grilled cheese on homemade french bread!
Serves 4, as a side or lunch entrée.
Saute in 2-quart saucepan, until beginning to brown:
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, diced (it doesn’t have to be small dice, since this soup will be blended)
28-ounce can diced tomatoes (I like petite-cut)
rounded ½ teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt (if using table salt, use half)
¼ cup chicken broth
Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
Place half the soup in a blender and blend until very smooth, set aside. Repeat with the remaining soup. Pour the soup back into the saucepan. Over low heat, stir in 3/8 teaspoon baking soda. This will cut down on the acidity of the tomatoes, making a sweeter soup (like the canned variety). Stir until foaming subsides. Stir in ¼ cup heavy cream, serve. Garnish with homemade croutons, if desired.
Couldn't resist this, check out what you could wear while eating your soup. :)