TWO Tantalizing Tomato Soups

I've always loved tomato soup and these two versions are my favorite ways to make it these days.  

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I think if I had to choose my biggest comfort food, it would be tomato soup.

Any time I was feeling under that weather growing up, my mom would try to entice me to eat some chicken noodle soup, but all I ever wanted was tomato soup and grilled cheese to help perk me up.

I still love tomato soup, although nowadays, I make my own instead of cracking open a can of the condensed stuff.

I've got two versions that I make most often, although I'll be honest and say that sometimes I just make a mash-up of the two, depending on what I have on hand and what I'm in the mood for.

Try them both and see which one you favor (and don't forget the grilled cheese!)

Version 1: What You Need

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon butter

1 chopped onion

6-7 minced garlic cloves

2 Tablespoons flour

28 ounces whole tomatoes

3 cups chicken stock

1 Tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon thyme

2 Tablespoons basil

1 teaspoon dill

Version 1: What You Do

1.  Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil and butter until soft. Add the flour to coat and add the rest of the ingredients.

2.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 40 minutes.

Version 2: What You Need

2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes

1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes

2 Tablespoons basil

2 handfuls minced garlic

1 diced onion

1 Tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

4 cups chicken stock

Roux ingredients:
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup coconut milk (this kind is best)

Version 2: What You Do

1.  Dump everything (except roux ingredients) in a crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender when done.

2.  Make the roux: Melt butter, add in the flour and stir, then add in the coconut milk and stir until thick. Add this to the crockpot and stir it in until well integrated.

Do you eat a ton of soup during the winter, too? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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  1. Great recipes! We love soup in the cooler weather. Mainly vegetable & chicken or ham soups. So tomato will be a nice change.
    You are most welcome to drop by with your favorite beverage & tasty treat...

  2. Lovely to come across your blood again. My husband LOVES tomato soup so I’ll be trying both of these. Love soup - so easy

  3. Obviously I meant “blog” not “blood” . Oops so sorry. Predictive txt Ahhhh

  4. Tomato soup is such a comfort food! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on! I wasn't able to comment on your other posts as there was no comment section showing, but I enjoyed them as well!