Tomato Soup With Cheesy Croutons

Tomato Soup

This seems like a long post but bear with me. Should i mention the cheesy goodness that will follow to keep you intrigued?

Whole Wheat Croutons

I made this creamy tomato soup with whole wheat cheese croutons on one of the many rainy days we had last week. There is something about eating hot soup on a cold rainy day that just tastes so good.

This soup is my take on Panera’s creamy tomato soup. I love they’re soup and the whole wheat multigrain bread that comes alongside it. Even though I love Panera’s making your own homemade soup is so much healthier and is actually easy to make. You never know what additional ingredients are added to your soup that’s why I always feel better making it myself whenever I can.

Now as for the whole-wheat croutons that a bonus. Crunchy, yet chewy at the same time AND soaked in tomato soup! YUMM! About half of the croutons I made got used for the soup the other half I ingested while typing out this recipe. What can I say, they are addicting!

I used whole wheat multigrain bread for my croutons but you can always substitute a whole wheat or regular baguette. If your bread is not as crusty as you would like you can always leave it out on the counter uncovered over night for it to harden up a bit.

Make the soup while the croutons are baking in the oven and you will have dinner ready in no time.

Homemade croutons

Croutons

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup recipe

 

Tomato Soup With Cheesy Croutons

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp basil thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp water

Homemade Whole Wheat Cheesy Croutons

  • 4 cups whole wheat multi-grain baguette cut into medium cubes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a medium sauce pan. Over medium heat add in garlic and cook for one minute. Add in crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, dried oregano, and sugar. Bring to a slight simmer and cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Stir in heavy cream and water. Take the soup off the heat and add basil. Sprinkle with croutons and serve.
  2. Homemade Whole Wheat Cheesy Croutons
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add baguette to a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the bread and toss in parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic. Place croutons on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Soup With Cheesy Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 472mg 20%
Potassium 650mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 24.8%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 18.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy croutons, soup, tomato

 

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