Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a hearty and healthy meal your kids will love!
Rather than getting greasy takeout, try whipping up some healthy comfort food. Your effort will be worth it, since you’ll be feeding your kids wholesome and hearty meals with real nutritional value. Serve this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with a fresh spinach side salad and crusty bread for a well-rounded meal!
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 ½ cups low-sodium V8 juice
1 ½ cups chicken broth
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 Tablespoons butter, cubed
½ cup half-and-half
¼ cup fresh, shredded Parmesan cheese
¼ cup Goldfish® Crackers, for garnish
1. In a large stockpot, whisk together crushed tomatoes, V8 juice, chicken broth, basil, garlic, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
2. Add butter, half-and-half and Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously. Bring heat to medium and stir until butter has melted.
3. Serve hot, topped with additional Parmesan cheese and Goldfish® Crackers as garnish.
If you have leftovers of the Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, make sure to freeze them. Simply place soup in a covered, freezer-safe container and freeze for dinner for another night. Thawing can be done on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Written and photographed by Kristen Doyle, dineanddish.net