Tomato Soup with Parmesan Cheese Croutons

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This delicious homemade herb-flavoured tomato soup is healthy, creamy and easy to put together. It is best enjoyed with some cheesy croutons. The recipe calls for the canned tomato, so pick the best quality canned tomatoes you can find, for example, Roma, San Marzano.

Garlic Parmesan CroutonsSoup
  • 3 Hard rolls, cubed
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk Celery, chopped
  • 1 Small carrot, chopped
  • 1 can / 400 g Diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 250 ml Vegetable broth
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Pinch of clove
  • 1/3 tsp Dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 120 ml Soya cream, room temperature
  • Some shaved Parmesan, optional
  • 1 tbsp Chives, chopped, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Place the cubed bread in a large bowl, add in minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of the grated Parmesan, black pepper and olive oil, and toss until the bread is evenly coated.
  2. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove, and stir the croutons. Return to oven, and cook for 20 more minutes or until browned and crunchy. Remove and toss thoroughly with the rest of grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.
  3. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, bay leaf, a pinch of clove and dried basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Discard the bay leaf. With an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth or puree in batches in a food processor fitted with knife blade. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk in soya cream and heat through over the low heat.
  5. Ladle into bowls and place a few pieces of croutons in each, topped with a slice of shaved Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted. Sprinkle the chopped chives on top if used. | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

Happy Lunar New Year 2012! 祝福大家龙年行大运,行运一条龙!Happy Dragon Year 2012!


Sharmilee! :) 23/1/12 06:26

Flavourful and yummy soup..looks irrestible. Beautiful clicks too

Nish 23/1/12 07:00

Yum! Just what we need in this cold weather at the moment!!

Anne Regalado 23/1/12 07:05

That's what I really need since it's 10° here ! Really looks delish & gorgeous pics , too ! Kung Hei Fat Choi , Angie !!! Wishing you all the best in the Year of the Dragon !!!

sangeeta 23/1/12 07:31

Love such chunky soups. Tomato and cheese make great combination anyways so it would be a comfort food for me.

Anonymous 23/1/12 07:46

I love tomato soup Angie and this is just a step up with the lovely croutons - delicious!
Happy Dragon Year 2012 to you.
:-) Mandy

Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/1/12 07:51

A scrumptious and warming soup! Great flavors.



Priya 23/1/12 09:21

Super healthy and definitely satisfying delicious soup.loving thos croutons..

easyfoodsmith 23/1/12 10:50

Oh my! this is looking irresistible and so comforting.

Foodycat 23/1/12 11:08

Gung hei fat choy!

This soup looks really delicious, but I could just snack on a bowl of the croutons!

Belinda @zomppa 23/1/12 11:58

What a beautiful soup! Those croutons are ridiculously awesome.

Amanda @ Thinly Sliced Cucumber 23/1/12 12:35

What a lovely yummy soup! And those croutons look amazing. I would have a hard time not eating them all before they even made it to the soup!

Pegasuslegend 23/1/12 12:54

This soup looks so perfectly rich just the way I like it!

lena 23/1/12 12:56

your pot is so cute! gong xi fa cai to you, angie!

Rosemary 23/1/12 13:23

I have a can of San Marzano -- precious to me, hard to find -- maybe this is what I've been saving it for! Beautiful. And the croutons, too. Happy Chinese New Year to you, too!

a spoonful of yumm 23/1/12 13:26

i love soups :D both croutons & tomato soup look yummm - slurp slurp :-)
happy new year !

Happy Cook / Finla 23/1/12 13:46

Wowo that is a super looking delicious soup.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 23/1/12 13:49

That is one fantastic bowl of soup. Tomato is a favorite, if not the favorite. The croutons puts it way over the top.
Happy Lunar New Year!

Lizzy 23/1/12 14:41

Beautiful soup, Angie! And those croutons look amazing...mmmmm.

Thanks for your sweet words of condolence. xo

Asmita 23/1/12 14:52

Hi Angie,
That's what I call comfort food! Looks amazing!!!

Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan 23/1/12 14:59

Dear Angie,

I think you have taken the humble tomato soup to a whole new level with this interpretation. I love the idea of the cheese croutons because it adds so much more flavour and parmesan with tomato is just a match made in heaven. Thanks for sharing a beautiful recipe.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/1/12 15:08

Tomato soup is a perennial favorite here. Your recipe, along with the cheesy croutons sound delicious! I will have to try and resist the urge to make a grilled cheese sandwich to have along with it :)

Karen Harris 23/1/12 15:21

This just might be my idea of the perfect meal.

Katerina 23/1/12 15:26

I love this soup. Generally I love the flavor of cooked tomato! It becomes very sweet and has a very intense aroma!

sally 23/1/12 15:26

I think I could just eat the croutons on thier own. The soup looks delicious too though.

Suzi 23/1/12 15:55

This looks fabulous. I have been wantingto make my own tomato soup and this recipe is it. Those croutons are beautiful as well. Lovely.

Aarthi 23/1/12 16:16

Awesome Recipe...Thanks for posting it dear..


Rosita Vargas 23/1/12 16:19

Una bonita sopa Angie con crutones de rico queso me encanta,luce deliciosa,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Claudia 23/1/12 16:27

My heart is thumping - that rich tomato soup is just what the doctor ordered for this snowy day. And then you add the Parmesan croutons and I sing in the kitchen.

PolaM 23/1/12 16:45

I love tomato soup! Perfect for warming up!

Elisabeth 23/1/12 16:52

Such a granddaughter, Gabby was just asking me to make a creamy tomato soup for her, since I'm the soup maker in the family, and here, you have a delicious creamy tomato soup with the yummy Parmesan croutons which is a perfect combo with the comforting and delicious soup!
Gong Xi Fa Cai, Angie!

Alida 23/1/12 18:05

This soup looks fabulous. Well done!

Fimère 23/1/12 21:26

ta soupe a l'air délicieuse et appétissante bravo
bonne soirée

Amy 23/1/12 22:01

Tomato soup is a perfect comfort food for me. I always crave it when I'm feeling under the weather.

Bizzy B. Bakes 23/1/12 23:42

I am on a soup spree, cooking all different kinds. Although carrot is on my list, I have not made it yet. With your delicious recipe, I am armed and ready to cook. Thanks for the inspiration, Angie.

Veronica's Kitchen 24/1/12 00:20

Lovely "red" soup to celebrate CNY! Happy New Year to you!

Tricia 24/1/12 01:25

Angie you can made dinner for me anytime! I've been looking for a lovely tomato soup but now all I can think about is cheesy crutons! Yum. Very nice.

Magic of Spice 24/1/12 01:30

Delicious soup Angie! It is cold and rainy so this is exactly what I need :)

Anonymous 24/1/12 02:31

Mmmm look at that parmesan on the croutons. Delicious! Love how you served the soup as well. :)

Jenn 24/1/12 02:39

Homemade tomato soup is one of my favorites... add your croutons and a grilled cheese sandwich and it's a bit like heaven!

tigerfish 24/1/12 02:44

I have heard so much about San Marzano tomatoes but have not tried cooking with them before!

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon to you and your family!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 24/1/12 04:27

This soup is perfect for days like this - cold, bitter cold.. I love it, Angie!

Eva 24/1/12 05:04

Happy New Year, Angie! That soup looks gorgeous with its bright red colour and those tasty croutons!

Choclette 24/1/12 07:59

Great to have a tomato soup that can be made all year around with tinned tomatoes. It looks delicious as do those croutons - yum!

Jasna's kitchen creations 24/1/12 08:33

Tomato soup is favorite in my family; I have to find soy cream...

FOODESSA 24/1/12 15:25

I have soup comfort a few times a week...and maybe a canned soup could be also welcomed once and a while ;o)
The croutons are my favourite...and I'll have to try making these soon.

Have a great week Angie.
Ciao for now,

Pacheco Patty 24/1/12 16:09

Happy New Year Angie!
I've been craving tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich lately so your recipe combines all the flavors for me in a healthier way than a serving of soup with a cheesy sandwich. I will have to try this recipe, thanks!

Hornsfan 24/1/12 16:28

YUMMY! I love a good tomato soup and this looks like it fits the bill. Thanks for sharing Angie, I have some home-canned san marzano tomatoes that are probably destined for this soup!

Vicki Bensinger 24/1/12 17:00

This looks fantastic and so comforting. Tomato soup with a grilled cheese is a favorite of mine on a cold winter day or when I'm sick. Your recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 24/1/12 17:15

The soup and croutons look delicious and perfect for this cold weather! Happy Chinese New Year!

Cherine 24/1/12 19:29

This soup looks amaaaazing

Katherine Martinelli 24/1/12 20:16

Oh yum this looks so good!! I love tomato soup and the parmesan croutons just put it over the edge! Must make soon :-)

Hotly Spiced 24/1/12 21:41

That's a great looking soup with fabulous looking croutons. I love a soup with croutons.

Barbara 24/1/12 21:43

Can I eat the croutons first, Angie? These look great. My dad loved tomato soup...I've never made it and this recipe looks like a winner.

Cucina49 24/1/12 22:39

I want some of this now--and what a great idea for the croutons. I'm definitely going to make some of those.

Gloria 24/1/12 23:20

Angie I love soups!! and these croutons sound and look fantastic, I have to try this soon!! Happy New chinese year Angie!

Becki Jacobs 25/1/12 02:35

This soup sounds so yummy! I love that you used carrots and celery for some extra flavor in the soup while using the canned tomatoes for some ease. The croutons sound great - what a great meal this would make!

Ilke 25/1/12 02:46

Looks so good, I so need this soup now, to go with my cold medicine. Happy Chinese New Year to you as well. Go Dragon :)

Jeanette 25/1/12 03:52

Beautiful tomato soup! I make something similar - love how you can make such a gorgeous healthy soup without any cream...and I know my kids would love it if I made croutons on top like you did.

Rebecca Subbiah 25/1/12 04:03

love this bookmarking to make tomorrow :-)

Juliana 25/1/12 05:16

Awesome tomato soup, and I especially like the croutons with cheese...beautiful pictures as always Angie.
Happy Chinese New Year and hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Anh 25/1/12 05:34

I was craving tomato soup the other day! Love the color! This is a good way to use my home grown tomatoes.

noobcook 25/1/12 05:41

your tomato soup looks rich and chunky. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Sue 25/1/12 07:27

The perfect comfort food~sounds delicious! The croutons must be out of this world, and perfect for this soup!

Anonymous 25/1/12 08:29

Absolutely perfect! Is there anything more comforting than tomato soup? Thanks for sharing this one - it's terrific!

Junia 25/1/12 20:59

i used to eat tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. so good!!! :) homemade soup is the best!

Anu 25/1/12 22:33

Comfort soup. Looks delicious

a Palate and a Passport 25/1/12 23:02

I also made tomato soup, but opt the topping, I'll try the parmesan Croutons next time.

Vijitha 26/1/12 02:00

Yummy and comforting for sure. A very happy new year to you. May the new year bring you more happiness!

Ann@Anncoo Journal 26/1/12 02:26

Angie, You made the most delicious soup. Tomato soup is my family's favourite soup!

Louis 26/1/12 03:32

So simple, so timeless, so brillant! Love.

Words Of Deliciousness 26/1/12 05:32

I love the tomato soup, great for a cold day. The croutons look delicious. The soup and the croutons are make a great meal.

raquel@erecipe 26/1/12 07:04

Had some cut up tomatoes in the freezer.Exactly what we were craving!

The Duo Dishes 26/1/12 07:30

Cloves and basil are nice touches to add to tomato soup. Really earthy and deep. Great soup.

Loveforfood 26/1/12 09:46

So now you know why when you go into your favorite blog ..... mmmm, so many delicious recipes! this is making me so hungry

JasmyneTea 26/1/12 13:29

Simple, hearty, and delicious. Right up my alley ;)

Joanne 26/1/12 14:03

Tomato soup always feels so comforting to me, and parm croutons never hurt!

Lenia 26/1/12 16:17

It looks divine!So yummy and refreshing!Well done,dear!

A Brown Table 26/1/12 17:56

The whole tomato soup looks absolutely delicious!

Raina 26/1/12 21:02

Oh my gosh...I wish I had a bowl right now! This sounds wonderful:)

Gina 27/1/12 06:21

Man, I just had soup tonight. Wish I had those yummy croutons would have made it taste even better. Happy New Year Angie!

Mary 27/1/12 06:23

What a perfect recipe for a damp and cold winter day. The soup sounds delicious but those croutons make it truly exceptional. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mother Rimmy 27/1/12 15:33

My son used to call tomato soup "pumpkin soup." Don't ask me why, but he loved it. I'll be making this for him the next time he visits. Have a good weekend!

Kiran @ 28/1/12 01:18

Lovely bowl of comforting soup!! Reminds me of summer :)

tania@mykitchenstories 28/1/12 12:29

Only just saw this post...... God I love your photos

EA-The Spicy RD 29/1/12 16:10

Tomato soup is one of my favorites, and the Parmesan croutons sound like a delicious addition. We are having some very warm weather in San Diego, so when I cools off again, I'd love to make some of this soup!

Asmita 29/1/12 18:22

Perfect for this time of the year! Soup looks so flavorful and love your photos.

MaryMoh 1/2/12 00:54 favourite. I have been eating a lot of tomatoes lately, especially in omelette. Tomato soups good for a change. Love your croutons. Next time I must add parmesan cheese to it too. I love it very garlicky.

Cinnamon and Thyme 9/2/12 09:17

Yum yum! I love soups, they are so perfect for cold winter :).


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