Tomato-Basil Cream Soup

Summary

Yield
6 cups
SourceSharon Hammond, Main Library (2005)
Prep time
1 hour, 5 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes

Ingredients

4
shallots (diced)
1⁄2 lb
leeks (rinsed carefully and chopped)
1
celery stalk (chopped)
2 clv
garlic (or 3) (pressed or 3 cloves)
2 T
oil
2 cn
Italian-style tomatoes, undrained and chopped (14 1/2 oz.)
1 T
dried basil
2 cn
chicken broth (14 1/2 oz.)
1⁄4 t
salt
1 c
whipping cream
 
Croutons
 
mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

Cook first 4 ingredients in hot oil in a Dutch oven over low heat for 10-12 min. or until tender (do not brown). Add tomatoes and basil; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 min. Add broth and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1 hour. Cool.

Process mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in whipping cream; cook, stirring constantly, until heated (do not boil). Garnish with croutons and cheese.