Served with grilled cheese sandwiches, this soup makes a filling and flavorful meal anytime of the year.
- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 3 tsp sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup half and half
- shredded Parmesan cheese
Combine tomatoes and broth in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in basil and sugar and continue heating for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; stir in half and half. Cook, stirring regularly, until soup is hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve garnished with Parmesan cheese and croutons.
For a less creamy soup (and fewer calories), reduce the half and half to 1/2 cup (or omit it).
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