Sunday, January 23, 2011

Homemade Panera Bread Tomato Soup

Don and I love tomato soup with grilled cheese. I thought about making half this recipe(and should have since it makes ALOT)but made the whole thing. At the end, we thought the soup was a bit thin, so I thickened it--see my notes. We liked this soup.

Homemade Panera Bread Tomato Soup
adapted from

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups of chicken broth or stock
4- 14 ounce cans of tomatoes
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese,
¼ cup asiago cheese, shredded or use an Italian cheese blend
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
3 T sugar *Beth's addition
1/2 c flour*Beth's addition
1 cup milk*Beth's addition

1. In a large pot heat olive oil and add onion. Reduce temperature and cook onions, stirring often until lightly browned and caramelized. This takes about 10-15 minutes.

2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.

3. Add broth, tomatoes, sugar and parmesan cheese and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Carefully puree the mixture in a blender or use an immersion blender. (I prefer the immersion blender, because hot liquid and blenders do not always mix well.)
5. Return to heat and add asiago cheese and stir until melted.

6. Salt and pepper to taste. Thicken with the milk and flour that has been shaken(like you would make gravy)

7. Serve with bread and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, boy, does this look good! I like your additions, Beth :) So fun to find your blog...