Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crock-Pot Tomato Soup


It's great to let your crock-pot do all the work! I put mine on just before picking up Titus from pre-school, and then, with minimal effort, dinner is ready when we're all home again.This is a super tasty and simple soup. and most of the ingredients are easy to have in your basic cupboard at all times.

Crock-Pot Tomato Soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 grilled red peppers (from a jar is fine)
400 g crushed tomatoes
400 ml water (just use the empty tomato tin)

200 ml cream
salt, pepper
cooked pasta
large bunch fresh basil

Start by mincing the onion and garlic. Place in the crock-pot with the olive oil and tomato paste. Finely chop the red peppers and add those, too. Cook on high for half an hour.

Add the tomatoes and water. Cook on high for two hours.

Add the cream, and let the soup get warm again. Just before serving, add cooked pasta, basil and season with salt and pepper. A little grated parmesan doesn't hurt, either.

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