Almost Soup Shack Tomato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

This tomato basil soup is really creamy and comes out close to the soup shack's tomato soup.

Category:  Starters & Salads Vegetarian  - 
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Ingredients

For 8 people

Recipe

  • butter or stick margarine
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 packages ( oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cans (14 1/2

Almost Soup Shack Tomato Soup Directions

  1. 1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. 2. Cook onion and garlic in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender; remove from heat.
  3. 3. Stir in paprika, basil and cream cheese.
  4. 4. Gradually stir in milk and soup. Beat with hand beater or wire whisk until cheese is melted and soup is smooth.
  5. 5. Stir in tomatoes.
  6. 6. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until hot.
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  8. 1 serving (about 1 cup): Calories 195 (calories from fat 110); Fat 12 g (saturated 7g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 710mg; Carbohydrate 19g (dietary fiber 2g); Protein 5g
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  10. While it calls for regular, I know this recipe works with reduced fat cream cheese, but I would be hesitant to try it with fat-free cream cheese.
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  12. This recipe doubles well.
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