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Tomato Basil Spinach Soup Recipe




Another easy and ready in 15 minute soup recipe with a special addition homemade garlic cheesy croutons and fresh chopped spinach. Perfect any day of the week but comforting for me when you need to get that chill out because of the weather! Perfect to leave in a slow cooker after you make on the stove top too! 


Tomato Basil Spinach Soup Recipe

1 tablespoon butter 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small finely minced onion
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 28 ounce can tomato puree
 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups triple washed fresh spinach chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian style basil
salt, pepper to taste fresh ground 

Garnish:
Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
Garlic cheese croutons store bought or homemade see below

In a medium size saucepan, add the butter, oil. Saute the garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients in except for spinach and basil and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the basil and spinach for 2 more minutes. Garnish with a sprinkle of cheese and top with croutons.

Garlic Cheese Croutons

(I make these first)

5 thick slices of bread cut in cubes edges cut off ( I use pumpernickel and Italian combined)
5 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
salt pepper to taste
2 tablespoons parmesan romano blended cheese

Toss cubes in a bowl with all the other ingredients. Place single on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees turning often for 15 minutes. Store in airtight container when cooled.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a delicious and healthy soup (ignoring the dairy of course). I like that it is just tomatoes and no chicken broth as so many of them include.

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  2. Dear Claudia, It has been so cold here! The temps will be single digits tonight through next week. I can hear the wind howling as I type.
    Soups are on the list for a while. lol
    Florida is looking more inviting each day!
    I love soups like yours and the homemade croûtons make all the difference.
    Stay well my friend. xoxo Catherine

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  3. Hi Claudia! This soup is what I need right now. We've had some rain so that means I'm craving soup. Love the recipe.

    I just watched your video on the contest, congratulations! You are so cute and such a natural in front of the camera.:)

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