"Cherie, This is really yummy, and can be made with all those nice ripe tomatoes we just plucked from the garden due to weather! It also goes great with a light grilled cheese sandwich..and even my 3-year loved the soup.
I used 1 quart fresh tomatoes and dried basil rather than fresh basil leaves -and just tasted as I added spices until it was JUST RIGHT. (don't forget to add PointsPlus to the tasting!)" Sherry R.
PointsPlus Value: 5 PP per cup
Servings: 8 servings of 1 Cup each
Preparation Time: 0 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Course: main meals
56 oz tomato(es), 1 quart crushed fresh tomatoes or 2- 28 ounce cans
14 oz fat-free chicken broth (1 Can)
1 tsp dried basil, 18-20 basil leaves- or dry basil due to your taste
1 tsp sugar
1 cup(s) light whipping cream
1/2 cup(s) light butter
Remove the skin from the tomatoes before putting them in the kettle.
In large saucepan or kettle, bring tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add basil and sugar. Reduce to low heat, stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted.
*"I used dried basil, salt and pepper to change the taster of the soup to something my family liked the best. The soup is done once the taste is what you desire." Sherry R. (Minot)
cblessum on 1/27/2011