Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Homemade Croutons

I was sent a lovely gift package from Muir Glen which included several cans of their delicious tomatoes, an amazing bag from Fleabags (that I absolutely LOVE), a wooden “lazy” spoon and  a pair of salad tongs by Jonathan’s Spoons that are so beautifully made, an awesome apron from Raw Materials Design, and a bottle of some really delicious olive oil by California Olive Ranch. Talk about an amazing gift package!! I sure love the perks of being a food blogger! Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing gifts – I really appreciate each and every one of them.

On with the recipe. I grabbed a large can of the fire roasted tomatoes I was sent by Muir Glen and decided to make a simple batch of tomato soup. I loved the flavor the fire roasted tomatoes gave to this soup – they seemed to give it a richer flavor than regular tomatoes. I topped each bowl of soup with homemade croutons and it was so delicious. We all, kids included, loved this soup.

Make the homemade croutons – see recipe here.

Coat a small Dutch oven with the olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, and celery then place a lid on it. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, and sugar; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

Blend the soup using an immersion blender until creamy and smooth then pour through a fine strainer, pushing with a spoon to remove all of the liquid from the pulp, into a large bowl. Side Note: I was in the mood for a smoother soup so I poured it through a fine strainer. If you are in the mood for a a thicker and heartier soup, skip this step. Pour the milk into the soup and stir until well combined. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed. Top with homemade croutons and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Homemade Croutons

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 40 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, finely diced
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 28 oz can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp sugar (more if desired)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
1/4 cup of milk
Homemade croutons (see recipe link above)

Directions:

Make the homemade croutons - see recipe link above.

Coat a small Dutch oven with the olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, and celery then place a lid on it. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, and sugar; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

Blend the soup using an immersion blender until creamy and smooth then pour through a fine strainer, pushing with a spoon to remove all of the liquid from the pulp, into a large bowl. Side Note: I was in the mood for a smoother soup so I poured it through a fine strainer. If you are in the mood for a a thicker and heartier soup, skip this step. Pour the milk into the soup and stir until well combined. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed. Top with homemade croutons and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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24 Responses to “Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Homemade Croutons”

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    kimwithak — February 10, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Yumm
    I adore tomato soup and this looks over the top delish!
    Your “treats” for being a food blogger look amazing and you so deserve them!
    Love your blog!

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    Kris — February 10, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Wow…great gift indeed!!! I love Muir Glen tomatoes!!! Your soup looks so yummy!
    xo Kris

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    Debbie — February 11, 2013 @ 3:49 am

    Perfect for this time of year! I love that spoon!

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    Diane — February 11, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    Mmmmm I can just taste that soup from looking at the photo. Great for this chilly weather. Diane

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    Kim in MD — February 11, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    Wow…that is some gift package! The soup looks delicious and comforting!

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    Jenn — February 11, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    Delicious!! I just made fire roasted tomato soup myself.. first time I’ve done it using canned tomatoes… who would have thought you could get such an amazing bowl of soup without fresh tomatoes!

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    Katie C. — February 11, 2013 @ 5:38 am

    We make ours with most of the same ingrediants but with a can of cannellini beans and minced fresh rosemary. It gives the soup a little more substance after you use the immersion blender. In fact, this is our soup of the week to take with our lunches! Soup and salad for me today. I will have to say that I get such a kick out of using tomatoes that we canned this summer (it was our first time).

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    Mikaela Cowles — February 11, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    We’ve all been a little sick around here (unfortunately). Lot’s of nose blowing and blanket clutching. I can’t wait to make this. What a way to warm up the house and everyone’s bellies. Thank you!

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    Peggy Recker — February 11, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    This is what’s known as comfort food…one of my favorites.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 11, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I love the perks of being a food blogger!

    And this soup – yes please! Is there anything more comforting during these cold winter days?

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 11, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I love this super simple, yummy looking soup Pam! Perfect for warming up this winter!

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    teresa — February 11, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    oh YUM! what a great looking soup, so perfect for our freezing cold snow day!

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    Natalie — February 11, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Loving all the yummy soup recipes I’m finding lately, this one looks delicious!

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    Jersey girl Cooks — February 11, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    I am the only one in our house that likes tomato soup but I could eat the whole thing myself. It look so good!

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    Susan — February 11, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    Yum! Slap a grilled cheese sandwich down next to that bowl of soup and it would be the perfect wintertime lunch! Muir Glen makes a really good product don’t they ? Of course, your recipe is a good one, though!

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    Joanne — February 11, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    I’ve never met a muir glen product that I didn’t like! This soup sounds wonderful…perfect with a site of grilled cheese!

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    Blond Duck — February 11, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    Oh my God have you tasted Muir Glen salsa? It is TOO die for. I had to order a case because they don’t carry it here.

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    Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons | My Best Cookbook — February 11, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

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    Words Of Deliciousness — February 11, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    This looks like a wonderful tomato soup, sounds so tasty.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 11, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    We love tomato soup! This looks very tasty with homemade croutons, Pam.

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — February 11, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    I love soups! Especially during the cold months. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe Pam.

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    grace — February 12, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    fleabags–ha! this looks like a really nutritious and satisfying batch of soup, perfect to eat with a ooey grilled cheese sandwich. :)

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — February 12, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Tomato soup is one of my favorite soups, and homemade croutons make it so much more special.

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    Chris — February 15, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Classic and wonderful. The croutons seal the deal!
    Confession: Tomatoes are one of the few things I don’t like to fire roast myself. Chiles, peppers, etc, no problem. Tomatoes I just get a can.

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