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LAZY GIRL’S FIRE ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

Lazy Girl's Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Most of the time cheap & easy are a dangerous pair when it comes to food, but Entertaining Contributor Lindsey Brunk is out to change that. We are serving up her delicious fire roasted tomato soup that is simply delicious on a cold day & ridiculously budget friendly. Add a gourmet grilled cheese, some homemade croutons (recipe below!), or as is – either way, it’s amazing! – xoxo, LK


Happy 2016, beautiful people! Lindsey here! January is hard, am I right?! Christmas is over, it’s freaking frigid outside and we’re all trying to pretend like these resolutions will last more than a few weeks. To me, it sounds like the perfect time for some delicious, budget-friendly comfort food.

The Lazy Girl’s Fire Roasted Tomato soup came about during my college years. I wanted to surprise my husband (then boyfriend) with a delicious home-cooked meal after he’d pulled an all-nighter studying for a licensing exam. I snuck over to his house, spent hours slaving over an amazing homemade soup and it was gone in literally EIGHT minutes. If you ask me, it was amazing, but way too much work. In the years since, I’ve simplified the recipe with easy canned ingredients that take a fraction of the time and are still downright delicious! This quick and budget-friendly recipe got us through a few New York City winters and is the perfect, cozy way to kick off 2016 (especially with the addition of the fried egg and homemade croutons!). Enjoy!Lazy Girl's Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

INGREDIENTS:

1 10.5 oz. can Campbell’s tomato soup

1 14.5 oz can Fire Roasted petite diced tomatoes with garlic

1 15. oz can tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic salt

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

1 cup homemade croutons* (see below)

Optional: fried egg

*** Serves 2

Lazy Girl's Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add soup, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to a pot

2. Sprinkle in garlic salt and bring to a simmer

3. Pro tip: While soup is heating, fry one egg for each serving of soup

4. Ladle soup into bowls and top with the fried egg and mozzarella cheese

5. Add homemade croutons or serve with garlic bread

Lazy Girl's Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

TO MAKE HOMEMADE CROUTONS:

1. Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan on the stove

2. Chop a fresh baguette into crouton-size pieces

3. Add baguette pieces to pan and sprinkle with garlic sauce.

4. Toss to coat until brown

Lazy Girl's Fire Roasted Tomato Soup


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FENNEL & TOMATO SOUP

TOMATO0001It’s officially soup season & we couldn’t be more thrilled! What sounds better than snuggling up in a comfy sweater, with a new book (or a Scandal marathon, whichever), and a bowl of this delicious (and easy!) tomato soup?! If grilled cheese is involved, forget about it – game over, life made, never leave the house!
Take a swing at our latest take on the beloved tomato soup recipe & tell us what you think. It’s easy without sacrificing taste & the fennel and crème fraîche adds a touch of gourmet, so when entertaining, you are sure to impress.

TOMATO0003INGREDIENTS

– 2 Large Bulbs of Fennel, Diced (3 Cups)

– Olive Oil

– 2 Heads of Roasted Garlic

– 2 Cans of Tomato Paste (1 Cup)

– 8 Cups of Vegetable Stock

– 2 Cups of Water

– 8 Tablespoons of Fresh Lemon Juice (or to taste)

– Salt & Pepper to Taste

– Fennel Fronds

– Crème Fraîche

TOMATO0002INSTRUCTIONS

1. Drizzle a pan with olive oil and warm over med-high heat. Add the diced fennel and a few pinches of coarse salt and cook for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown and caramelized around the edges.
2. Add the tomato paste and roasted garlic and cook until the paste becomes fragrant (7-9 minutes). Add the vegetable stock and water and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Turn down to a simmer for 20-25 minutes. Puree soup if desired. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
3. Ladle into bowls and top with fennel fronds, crème fraîche, and pepper. Serve warm.
4. Serves 6 – 8
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