Creamy Tomato And Spinach Soup

Creamy Tomato And Spinach Soup – made with canned tomatoes, fresh spinach and herbs, garlic and a splash of cream. Comes together in less than an hour and it is perfect for fall and winter.

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Cold weather means it is time for some homemade soup.

I’ve mentioned many times that tomato soup is one of my favorites.

I love making soup with fresh tomatoes but, unfortunately they are not in season in the fall and winter. This is when canned tomatoes come in use. Thanks to them, making tomato soup from scratch is so easy!

This creamy tomato and spinach soup is a family favorite and I make it very often. The ultimate comfort food for a relaxing weeknight.

I also use pesto and dried herbs, so don’t worry if you don’t have fresh basil and thyme. This recipe is perfect for the winter.

 

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In soups like this one, I usually like to add some sugar or balsamic vinegar to balance the acidity from the tomatoes. It makes the soup taste just perfect!

I used fresh baby spinach, which is added at the end and cooked for just 5 minutes. Adding spinach is optional, but I love how well it pairs with the tomatoes.

This creamy tomato and spinach soup tastes best when served with grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Hope you get to try it!

 

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Creamy Tomato And Spinach Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Creamy Tomato And Spinach Soup - made with canned tomatoes, fresh spinach and herbs, garlic and a splash of cream. Comes together in less than an hour and it is perfect for fall and winter.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Ingredients
  • 2 14.5 oz cans of tomatoes (I used San Marzano)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 medium carrot , chopped
  • 1 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach packed
  • chopped parsley for garnishing
Instructions
  1. In a deep saucepan cook onion in 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add carrot and garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add canned tomatoes, chicken stock, pesto, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Transfer soup to a blender (in batches) and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour soup back in the saucepan and add cream. Stir until combined. Add spinach and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Serve warm. Garnish with parsley and drizzle with oil or heavy cream.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tomato And Spinach Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 779mg 32%
Potassium 777mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 108.4%
Vitamin C 25.5%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 16.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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