Tomato and Spinach Soup with Parmesan Crisps

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It is getting so much colder outside and the only thing that sounds good to me is soup. When my husband was growing up, they had soup every night with their dinner, so out comes the soup pot and we are making soup 🙂 I love tomato-based soups, so when I came across this recipe it looked really good but I wanted to alter it a little, so I added the spinach and parmesan crisps on top. We were at a restaurant recently and they had parmesan crisps on their Caesar salad. It was so good and it gave me the idea of adding it not only to salads, but also to soup.

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped carrot (1 med)
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup celery
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2/3 cup vegetable juice
2 teas sugar
1/2 teas dried Italian seasoning, crushed (I instead used basil and oregano)
1/4 teas salt
1/8 teas ground black pepper
1 to 1/4 cup water
2-4 cups spinach
Parmesan crisps

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In medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add carrot, onion, celery; cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.

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Stir in tomatoes, vegetable juice, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

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Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes; cool slightly.

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Transfer tomato mixture, half at a time, to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. (I left the mixture in the pot and used an immersion blender which worked great).
Stir in enough of the water to reach the desired consistency.

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Add spinach and again either blend in blender or use an immersion blender to mix spinach in soup.

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Serve with parmesan crisps on top.

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Enjoy 🙂

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications: Soup


1 Comment »

  1. […] else they could be added to. Really the options are endless, but most recently we added them to our Tomato and Spinach Soup. It was amazing and added such a great flavor to the soup! So grab your favorite Parmesan Cheese […]

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