The Cool House: Laziest, best-tasting soup in the world

Monday, January 10, 2011

Laziest, best-tasting soup in the world

For Maria who asked for this recipe, not THIS ONE! I guess the easiest way to make this soup would be to open a can of Campbell's Cream of Tomato Soup but I don't keep canned ready-made soup in the pantry so my easy way is to use a can of the best Marinara Sauce I've found anywhere- minus the tablespoon or so I used on the pizza base when making thin crust Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Pizzas earlier:

Cream of Tomato Soup

I 28 oz can of Trader Joe's Marinara Sauce
Half a quart carton of low-sodium chicken broth
3 dried chillies (these chillies) left whole
Salt and pepper
I cup of heavy cream
2 Tbls finely chopped Italian parsley
Half a bunch of finely chopped basil

Carefully pour the marinara sauce and chicken stock into a casserole so you don' get splashed. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat, add chillies, salt and pepper and simmer for 20 mins. Add cream, most of the herbs, adjust salt and pepper and warm for another 5-10 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of left-over herbs. Enjoy!


house things said...

Trader Joe's has some excellent sauces. I might try your recipe. Any recipe with a form of the word lazy in it usually works for me.

modernemama said...

Get the canned marinara, next to the canned tomatoes-the jarred stuff is sweeter with less body!