- Get ready to embark on a culinary journey with our Creamy Crockpot Tomato Soup recipe. To create this delightful masterpiece, here's a list of ingredients you'll need:
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 5 medium Garlic Cloves minced
- 3 (28oz.) can Roma tomatoes
- 1 (32oz.) qt Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- 1/3 cup Basil finely chopped
- 2 medium Bay Leaf
- 1/4 tsp Salt (optional)*
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Fat Free Heavy Cream
- 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions. Let's dive into the culinary process of crafting this lusciously creamy tomato soup:
- Preheat crock pot on High. Begin by setting your trusty crock pot to high heat, allowing it to warm up and prepare for the delicious adventure ahead.
- Saute the garlic. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the finely minced garlic. Sauté these aromatic ingredients for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they achieve a delightful golden-brown hue.
- Combine the Ingredients. With the sautéed garlic as your flavor foundation, transfer this aromatic mixture into your preheated crockpot. Next, add the three cans of ripe Roma tomatoes, the quart of low-sodium vegetable broth, the finely chopped basil, the two bay leaves, and a pinch of salt (adjust to your taste), as well as the black pepper. Give it all a gentle stir to ensure that the spices harmoniously blend.
- Let It Simmer. Cover your crockpot and let the flavors meld and intensify. Cook on high for approximately 3 to 3.5 hours, or opt for the low setting for a more extended period of 6 to 7 hours. The slow-cooking process will work its magic, creating a rich, robust tomato soup.
- Remove Bay Leaves. Once cooked remove the bay leaves, pour soup in a food processor or blender and puree mixture. If soup is thicker than you desire add approximately 1/2 cup water.
- Achieve Creamy Perfection. To attain that velvety, creamy texture that defines our tomato soup, carefully transfer the cooked mixture into a food processor or blender. Puree the mixture until it reaches the consistency you desire. If you find the soup a tad too thick for your liking, consider adding approximately 1/2 cup of water to achieve your preferred thickness.
- The Creamy Finale. Now comes the piece de resistance. Stir in the fat-free heavy cream, and witness your soup transform into a sumptuous, creamy delight that will warm your heart and soul.
- Garnish and Serve. To serve this masterpiece, ladle the soup into bowls and top each serving with a generous sprinkle of finely shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. The cheese adds a delectable richness, while the basil provides a fresh, aromatic touch to the dish.
And there you have it – a classic soup turned culinary masterpiece that is not only delicious but also easy to prepare. This creamy crock pot tomato soup will satisfy your comfort food cravings and elevate your culinary skills. Enjoy every spoonful of this delightful creation!
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