|Ladle up a bowl of delicious tomato soup you made in minutes in one pan.|
|Home canned tomatoes fir the bill if you have them.|
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
1 diced red onion (or any onion you have)
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
2 quarts home canned tomatoes with garlic, basil, and onion (or use 2, 28 ounce whole store bought tomatoes or 2 quarts plain canned tomatoes and add 2 cloves fresh garlic, 1/4 C. packed loosely fresh basil leaves)
1 1/2 C. water
kosher salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 T. sugar (optional, I do this because my Mother always added a little sugar in all of her tomato recipes)
Shredded mozzarella cheese, for garnish (optional but yum!)
Heat the oil and butter in the bottom of a large heavy bottomed kettle and add the onions and red pepper flakes. Saute over medium low heat until tender.
|Smells like heaven.|
|A stick blender is the perfect tool for pureeing soups.|
A stick blender is the perfect tool to use or place into a regular blender in batches. Blend until smooth.
|This is a pan of summer if you ask me!|
Note: If you can bring yourself to skip the cheese or at least go sparingly this dish is very low calorie and just right if you are dieting.