Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

As Fall approaches and temps get cooler, you may be thinking about serving warm and comforting soups to your family.  I used to wait tables at an awesome place in Silver City, NM called Diane’s Restaurant.  One of my favorite menu items was their creamy tomato soup with garlic croutons.  This easy recipe is my attempt to recreate this yummy soup.  It’s not an exact copy, but I do love it and so does my picky husband.  This soup goes great with a grilled cheese or even quesadillas!  Enjoy!


1 clove garlic

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

3 T butter

1/2 cup milk

1 14.5 oz diced tomatoes (not stewed)

salt and pepper, to taste

1.  Melt butter over medium heat in a medium-sized pot.

2. Add garlic, onion, and celery.  Be careful not to burn the garlic.  Cook and stir until onions are softened and nearly  transparent.

3. Add flour.  Cook and stir until lightly browned.

4. Add milk.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Stir frequently until thickened.

5.  Pour mixture into food processor.  Add can of tomatoes.

6. Blend until smooth.  Some tiny pieces of veggies will probably remain.

7. Return to original pot, add salt and pepper to taste. Reheat.

8.  When soup is hot, pour into bowls and top with garlic croutons.

Serves 2 (may be doubled)

Note:  You can do a vegan version by substituting unsweetened soy milk for milk and olive oil for butter.

Hi, I’m Cecily and I’m new around here! I cook primarily for my super-picky husband and daughter and occasionally for girls’ night events and such. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom (although I rarely do) and wife. No matter how tired I am in the evenings, I always enjoy cooking dinner. My food philosophy seems to go in cycles, one phase after another. Currently I’m on a “real food” diet; I’m following the whole foods philosophy. I’m trying to get my family to jump on the bandwagon too. Eliminating over-processed, chemical laden “food substances” is a start. I’m trying to add tons of fresh veggies and fruits to our meals, too. Hopefully this phase will last. In the past, I’ve experimented with several diets for overall health and wellness such as The Zone, the paleo diet, vegan, anti-inflammatory and vegetarian. I’ve also gone through phases of totally gluttony: the Krispy Kreme and nacho diet just didn’t work out. Maintaining a healthy diet for the family is easier said than done. My five-year-old likes to gag to show her disgust after tasting foods she doesn’t like. My recipes reflect my experiences with my ever-changing diet philosophies (some super healthy, some, just fun and yummy) as well as my childhood in the South and the seven years I spent living in New Mexico. Regardless of what my current food philosophy may be, one thing has always remained the same: I love to cook and eat. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I do!

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