Grilled cheese and tomato soup


baySo last night, after a busy (read: lots of naps) weekend, I decided to do something light and easy.  Grilled cheese and tomato soup fit the bill.  We do a lot of crockpot cooking, all year long, so of course that’s where we went with this one.

Easy Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup

  • 1- 28oz can traditional or garlic herb spaghetti sauce (I like Hunts)
  • 2-14oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano, crushed in your palm

Throw all that in a crockpot on high for 2 hours, or low for 4.  Then stir in

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream

That’s it!  It’s thin, not chunky, even if you don’t use an immersion blender (which I didn’t because I don’t have one).

Four mile run in the books this morning – got out there while the morning haze was still laying in, 80 degrees and 76% humidity.

Update:  leftovers of this soup mixed with a bit of tomato paste to thicken, and some balsamic to brighten, are great mixed with fettuccini!  I believe this would make a great baked pasta as well, with some Italian sausage and roasted mushrooms.



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