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Menu Plan Monday June 2nd ~ Tomato Soup Recipe

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I have finally found a non-condensed, organic tomato soup that I like.

Let me clarify something: I DO NOT like tomatoes.  At all.  They totally gross me out, and I can’t stand the smell.

But I have always like Campbell’s Tomato soup, because it doesn’t taste like tomatoes.  (I will eat tomato based stuff like marinara sauce, but I don’t like the chunks of tomatoes in it)

I am trying to get away from the canned soup with the high sodium, because I don’t want the boys eating it.  I finally found one that I like, it is not condensed, so you don’t need to add anything to it.  But I found it is the perfect ingredient to this wonderful Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Tortellini.

Tomato Basil Soup


Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Tortellini

What you will need:

Ingredients  1 20 0z  package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 32 0z box of Pacific (or any brand) tomato soup*
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
pepper to taste


How to make it:

In a large pot boil pasta according to package directions

Cooking Tortellini

In another pot melt butter, blend in flour and cook on low till thick and bubbly.  Stir in milk, cook on low stirring constantly, add grated Parmesan cheese.  You may use shredded cheese but the smaller the cheese pieces the easier it will melt and incorporate into roux.

Thick 'n bubbly roux

 Slowly whisk in tomato soup, basil, garlic and pepper.  Simmer on low until soup is warmed and pasta is cooked, mix with cooked pasta.

Serve warm with crusty sourdough rolls.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

*If you would like you can substitute for 2 cans of condensed soup plus 1 pint of cream and an additional 1/2 cup milk.  Don’t have time to make a roux? That’s OK.  Omit butter & flour, substitute milk for heavy cream.  Heat cream, add cheese then follow the rest of the directions.


Menu Plan 6/02-6/08

Mon: Baked Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

Tue: Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Parmesan crusted grilled cheese sandwiches 

Wed: Tacos 

Thr:  Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches 

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed!

Sun: Pepper Jack Pulled Pork Sandwiches 


Happy Cooking


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