Daylight Savings is tomorrow. That means it will be light out later on at nights now! Food bloggers LOVE that. Woohoo!
I was pretty floored by this tomato soup when I tried it. Got the recipe from Pinch of Yum’s website. It literally BLEW my mind. This soup starts off with sauteing some bacon and onions in a pot. The smell of bacon and onions cooking together is the best foodie smell EVER. Usually, I don’t go back for seconds on soup, but with this soup I had too. Some kind of grilled cheese sandwich or garlic bread is a must with this soup.
When I first started food blogging, I found that taking pictures of soup was the hardest. It’s easier just taking a picture of the soup the day after, and when it’s still cold. You don’t have to worry about those soup rings getting on the corners of the bowls after you try to reheat the soup in the microwave. 🙂 Heavy cream also makes the soup look really pretty. Just poor a little on the top, and swirl it around with a spoon. 🙂
- 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
- 2 carrots, chopped
- half of a yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1½ tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 4 cups chicken broth (more to thin out the soup at the end as needed)
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 28-ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
- cream (optional - to add at the end as desired)
- Fry the bacon in a large soup pot over medium low heat until bacon starts to get crispy and browned, about 5-8 minutes.
- Add the carrots, onion, and garlic to the bacon in the pan; saute for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are very aromatic and tender.
- Add the tomato paste - stir for a few minutes until you can see/smell the tomato paste starting to brown and caramelize. Add the flour and stir for a minute or so.
- Pour the tomatoes and their juice into a bowl and crush them with your hands. Add the broth, thyme, bay leaf, and tomatoes to the soup pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree in batches and return to the pot. Add cream if you want.
WWP+ = 7
This soup makes a lot and the serving size is 4. You could increase the serving size to more so the PP value is less.