Cream of Tomato Soup with Pesto

Cream of Tomato Soup with Pesto


"Quick and creamy tomato soup with pesto. You can spice this up with hot sauce or chile oil if you like it hot."
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30 m servings 125 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 1210 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pour chicken broth into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Boil until reduced by about 1/3.
  2. Pour in both cans of the tomatoes, and return to a simmer. Pour in the half-and-half, and turn heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Puree in batches in a blender, or use an immersion blender in the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls, and swirl in a spoonful of pesto before serving.


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  1. 73 Ratings

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I sautéed an onion in the saucepot first and then added the stock and tomatoes. Rather than waiting for the chicken stock to reduce by 1/3 I drained the tomatoes to save time and I did also use ...

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This wasn't bad. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if I could. I don't know if I will make it again, it is runny and I like a thicker tomato soup. I did like the flavor that the pesto added to the soup...

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I sautéed an onion in the saucepot first and then added the stock and tomatoes. Rather than waiting for the chicken stock to reduce by 1/3 I drained the tomatoes to save time and I did also use ...

While this is very good, it is also a fairly common tomato soup recipe with the standard chicken broth, tomatoes and cream. It's certainly easy to throw together in a pinch with pantry staples,...

Excellent! Used Caldo de Pollo dried to make the chicken stock, and had accidently bought cans of pureed tomato so didn't even need to use the blender at all. Wonderful flavor and *so* fast. Yum...

Excellent, and so simple! I used my own basil pesto, which I keep in small jars in the freezer. I also prefer to puree the soup and THEN add cream when I return the soup to the pan. I added the ...

Such a yummy soup! Heres what I did different: I cooked some onion and garlic in the pot before adding the chicken broth. Let that simmer for maybe 15-20 minutes or so. I then added a can of hom...

Great Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe. Just what I was looking for... I added some Garlic Pepper to it to give it a little more taste and used Whipping Cream instead to make it richer.

we fixed this recipe ALOT. instead of half and half we used grated cheese curd. that was a wondeful addition. we would also recommend more pesto. another change we made was putting orzo into the...

Very easy to prepare and tasty. I used fat-free half & half in this recipe and it came out great. I did not add the pesto. I will make this again for guests.

This soup is amazing! Like another reviewer I did not wait for the chicken stock to reduce, just drained liquid from one can of tomatoes and it turned out fantastic! I also added some celery sal...

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