Roasted Tomato Soup
This easy roasted tomato soup is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter night. Serve it with a gluten-free grilled cheese for the ultimate comforting meal.
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It snowed for the up-teenth (yes, that's a real word) time yesterday. I feel like there has been some kind of winter weather happening at least every other day at this point. The crazy part is that the South actually got more snow than the DMV area. When I moved to D.C., last year, I was just sure that the winter would essentially be snow storm after snow storm. That has yet to happen. Last year, D.C. had an incredibly mild winter and only got around an inch or so of snow. This year, we've gotten a little more, but my home state of NC got around 10 inches in some parts last night! CRAZY.
The best part of being from the South is that when any type of winter weather happens cities pretty much shut down. You can almost guarantee that even the threat of snow or ice will lead to at least a 2-hour delay for schools. It's the BEST. The South gets picked on a lot for "not knowing how to deal" with winter weather, but I'm pretty sure those folks are just jealous. Who doesn't love a cozy snow day at home?
There's no comfort food like a bowl of warm soup and a grilled cheese sandwich on cold day home from school. My mom always used to make us a big pot of soup when it got cold outside, and it would always be paired with a perfectly melty grilled cheese sandwich. Were you really into soup and grilled cheese as a kid? I definitely was. To this day, it's still one of my favorite combos and I still think that my mom makes one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches.
If you're doing a Whole30, the grilled cheese sandwich might not be an option, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a bowl of perfect tomato soup!
I'm convinced we'll get snow again this year and you start getting prepared right now by adding this roasted tomato soup recipe to your list! I know you could just heat up a can of tomato soup but honestly there's no need to! With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own tomato soup from scratch that tastes better than any canned or boxed version ever could. This recipe uses canned fire-roasted tomatoes which makes it an incredibly easy recipe to whip up if your stuck at home because of the weather. I always like to keep a few extra cans of roasted tomatoes in my pantry for soups and stews.
This tomato soup can also feed a crowd, which makes it a great budget friendly meal. I used canned coconut milk (my go-to dairy alternative) to make this soup creamy and delicious while still remaining dairy-free, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant.
So, go ahead and make a batch of this delicious soup! Then, make a perfectly melty delicious grilled cheese sandwich and relive your childhood.
Roasted Tomato Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp dried Basil
- 1/4 tsp red pepper
- 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp salt + more to taste
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 c chicken broth
- 1/2 c light coconut milk
- 1 tsp raw honey (omit for Whole30)
- Sauté the onions, garlic, and spices in a large pot in olive oil until the onions are translucent
- Add everything else except the coconut milk and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Then, add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour it back into the pot and add the coconut milk. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
- Serve with a drizzle of coconut milk (and your favorite gluten-free grilled cheese if you're not doing Whole30!).