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mimi's creamy tomato basil soup

a recipe by
Jean Goss
Beaumont, TX

Slight twist on flavor with the secret ingredient, dry ranch dressing mix! Great savory soup to serve when having grilled cheese sandwiches...

serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mimi's creamy tomato basil soup

  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 10
    roma tomatoes, skinned
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh basil
  • 1/4 c
    cream cheese
  • 2 pkg
    dried ranch dressing mix
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • dried potato flakes, optional

How To Make mimi's creamy tomato basil soup

  • 1
    Over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic in the coconut oil until soft. Add the chicken broth, Roma tomatoes, canned tomatoes and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes, mashing into the fresh tomatoes.
  • 2
    Stir in the seasonings, ranch dressing, basil and cream cheese until cheese is fully melted. Blend soup to your desired consistency,
  • 3
    Save the salt/pepper to season last, since some of the ingredients contain salt. Depending on your desired consistency, sprinkle potato flakes to thicken, which I do when feeding small children!

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