Cream of fresh tomato soup from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients (page 59) by Ina Garten

  • basil
  • carrots
  • heavy cream
  • garlic
  • red onions
  • tomato paste
  • tomatoes
  • croûtons
  • chicken stock

Where’s the full recipe - why can I only see the ingredients?

Accompaniments: Parmesan toasts

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Notes about this recipe

  • Eat Your Books

    See recipe for serving suggestion.

  • GiselleMarie on November 24, 2019

    I’ve been on a 10-day detox and needed a side dish so I tried this soup (albeit with omissions so it would fit into my diet). I didn’t use the sugar, cream, or croutons, and I used my immersion blender to make it creamy. It understandably came out slightly tart but my husband and I both really liked it!

  • anya_sf on September 08, 2019

    I prepared the soup one day ahead through the simmering step. My tomatoes were much smaller, so I needed 18 for 4 lbs. I had trouble with the food mill so the soup wasn't totally smooth, but I didn't mind. I added the cream after processing through the mill; 1/2 cup seemed like enough. I only added 1 tsp pepper, but the soup was still very peppery. The soup was rather thin (perhaps because I reduced the cream). The flavor was great, and was even good cold.

  • Rachaelsb on December 09, 2017

    So delish and I made it in the beginning of December. Imagine if I used end of summer tomatoes!!!

  • Lepa on July 22, 2016

    I made this with a huge bowl of fresh summer tomatoes and it was delicious. The croutons were essential.

  • bburciul on October 01, 2015

    Hold back a cup of chicken stock and add it as needed to adjust the consistency. With the tomatoes I used, 3 cups was far too much.

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Reviews about this recipe

  • Lisa Is Cooking

    Crunchy, parmesan croutons take the place of a grilled cheese sandwich here, and they are a delicious topping on the soup along with some fresh basil.

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