Recipe: Roasted Tomato Basil soup

I follow a lot of random celebrities on Instagram. It’s fun to look at their everyday life. One of those celebrities is Chrissy Teigen. She posts many pics of what she’s cooking. Being a foodie, I couldn’t resist on stalking her profile! One of the things she made is roasted tomato basil soup… And it looked divine!

Ingredients:

3 lbs ripe tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise

1/4 cup (plus 2 tbsp) olive oil

1 tbsp kosher salt

1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1 (28 oz) canned plum tomatoes, with their juice

4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed

1 tsp thyme leaves

1 quart chicken stock

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss together the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes in 1 layer on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.

a layer of seasoned tomatoes on the baking sheet
a layer of seasoned tomatoes on the baking sheet

2. In an 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with 2 tbsp of olive oil, the butter, and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown.

I accidentally added a 1/4 cup of red crushed peppers instead of 1/4 tsp! Whoops!
I accidentally added a 1/4 cup of red crushed peppers instead of 1/4 tsp! Whoops!

3. Add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme, and chicken stock. Add the oven-roasted tomatoes, including the liquid on the baking sheet.

roasted tomatoes!
roasted tomatoes!

4. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.

simmering... the smell is amazing!
simmering… the smell is amazing!

5. ENJOY!

my sweet husband could only eat a few bites, but I love the spice and ate the whole bowl!
my sweet husband could only eat a few bites, but I love the spice and ate the whole bowl!

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Hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as I have! I still have plenty of tomatoes left from a great farm deal (12 lbs for $7.50!), so if y’all have any other tomato recipe… Please comment below! πŸ™‚

One thought on “Recipe: Roasted Tomato Basil soup

  1. I really love your blog, your posts are beautiful! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other πŸ™‚ I am so glad I got to discover you ❀

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