A while back I mentioned that my grandma had given me her 1965 Edition of Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I was anxious to start cooking from it when she gave it to me. My favorite part about this cookbook is most of the foods it calls for you would already have in your pantry.
My first recipe to try was their Cream of Tomato Soup. I have to admit I’m used to the pureed style of tomato soup, so this one was a bit different when I was making it. It was not nearly as thick as what I had imagined; however, it was perfect with grilled cheese. I like to dip my grilled cheese in tomato soup, not necessarily eat the soup by itself. My husband who does not like tomatoes even ate all of his soup and thought this was delicious. I could count the times I’ve seen him eat anything involving tomatoes and it’s few and far between.
I adapted this recipe just a bit from Better Homes and Gardens 1965 Edition. I also topped mine with a little bit of Asiago Cheese.
Now, is it a grilled cheese and tomato soup day at your house?
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- 2 1/2 Cups Tomatoes Cut into Chunks
- 2 Slices of Onion
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 2 Cups Milk
- Being by combining the tomatoes, onion, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Let this simmer for 10 minutes and then strain.
- In a separate sauce pan add in the butter, flour and milk, stir until warm.
- Just before you serve, slowly add the hot tomato mixture to the hot white sauce and stir constantly until thickened.
- The recipe serves 6.
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Comments & Reviews
This looks delicious! I have always wanted to try making my own tomato soup but never had the balls to. You make things seem so easy and I’m really excited to try this!
Gwen Reeves says
This is one of my favorite recipes. I’ve made it for years. I’m at my sons house and wanted to make this. I thought something from such an old cookbook wouldn’t be on the internet. Pleasantly surprised to find it.
I’m glad it was here for you! I hope you enjoy it.
Tried this today for the first time! Love GOOD tomato soup and I have to say this is some of the absolute best. I used canned diced tomatoes, and didn’t drain them. I also used diced onion, and next time will cook the tomatoes and onions a bit more. The cinnamon was the most exciting part!!! “Secret” ingredient!, and I added a dash of heavy cream, just because I like the taste.. will definitely bookmark this!!
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Yay! I love your variations of it too, sounds great!!