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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Homemade Italian Tomato Basil Soup ♥

Here is a perfect comfort food for a rainy Saturday, Try my homemade  italian tomato soup, it's sure to warm your heart.♥

Ingredients ♥

3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 - 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 - 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes
2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of light cream
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned
 fresh grated parmesan cheese
 ( I like to use fresh block of parmesan cheese its so much tastier than the processed stuff) 

Directions ♥

In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute - being careful not to burn the garlic.  Add the crushed tomatoes.  Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up.  Add the juice from the whole tomatoes, as well.  Add chicken stock, salt, pepper and sugar.  Cook the soup on medium at a simmer for 10 minutes.  

To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil.  Serve topped with freshly grated  parmesan cheese 

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