Perhaps when you think of tomato soup from a can you think of Campbell’s. Isn’t that what we grew up with? Comfort food at it’s finest is tomato soup served alongside a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s also a quick and easy meal. However, did you know you could make your own tomato soup? I have a wonderful recipe from my mother for a tomato soup that can be canned for later use. Perhaps you didn’t have a garden last year. You can also enjoy homemade tomato soup with ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry.
Can’t Believe It Came Out of a Can Tomato Soup
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Cups diced onions
1 Tbsp minced garlic
½ tsp ground allspice
6 Tbsp chopped fresh dill leaves (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cups of chicken broth
2 cans (28oz each) plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 tsp sugar
Melt the butter in the olive oil in a heavy pot over low heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another three minutes stirring. Sprinkle the allspice over the onion garlic mixture and cook for another minute.
Add 4 Tbsp of the dill and season with salt and pepper.
Continue to cook over low heat for another five minutes. Add the broth, tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes and then remove from the heat.
Puree the soup using an emersion blender.
Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of dill. Serve hot or chill in the refrigerator to serve cold. I like it hot with a grilled cheese sandwich!