November 27, 2015

Campbell's Substitute

This tomato soup is a wonderful Campbell's substitute.
It's gluten free and yummy and made up with simple ingredients.
Quickly put together, and satisfyingly good ~ it's a win!
Comfort food at its finest.

What you need:

3 - 15 oz (398 ml) tins Tomato Sauce
(I use Costco's Kirkland brand Organic Tomato Sauce)
*2 and 1/2 cups Water
*1 Tbsp Chicken Bouillon Paste
(I use Organic Better Than Bouillon)
1 tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)
1/3 cup Sugar (I use evaporated cane juice)
1 and 1/2 cups Heavy Cream

*Homemade stock could be used in place of the
water and bouillon.  Increase the amount of salt to compensate.

What you do:

Pour three tins of tomato sauce into medium pot.
Turn heat on to medium-low.
Add in the water, bouillon (or stock), salt and sugar.
Stir and bring to just simmering.

Remove 1/2 cup of simmering soup and add it to the cream to temper it.
Once the cream has been tempered, it can be slowly added to the pot.
Stir constantly.  This step will prevent curdling of the cream.
Heat through and serve to six of your favourite people.

With Love, Camille

**If desired, the amount of cream may be reduced to 1 cup
and the water increased to 3 cups in order to cut back on richness.


Kelly-Anne said...

Hmmm...tomato soup is a firm favourite around here! We grow lots of cherry tomatoes each year...they pretty much pop up in the garden on their own, so we use those for! How flavourful and rich it turns out!
Wishing you a blessed weekend, Camille!

Pam said...

It looks delicious Camille; I have not ever made homemade tomato soup, but have always meant to. I am glad to see that it is fairly easy to make. I do love Cambells tomato soup, and how much better it would be to have it homemade. I love tomato soup with croutons, cheese crackers, or grilled cheese sandwiches. So good and as you say it is a wonderful comfort food.

Angela said...

Sounds really good. Especially with a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for the recipe.

Camille said...

Kelly-Anne ~ Now that sounds wonderful!! I *love* cherry tomatoes...and in soup? Yum! :)

Pam ~ It's super easy to whip it together....nearly as simple as opening a tin of soup and adding milk! I hope you like it if you do try it. :)

Angela ~ Oh, yes...especially with grilled cheese! It's the only way to go. :)

With Love,

Esther said...

This looks wonderful Camille! We love tomato soup! I can't wait to try this recipe. I didn't know though that you could make it 'without' grilled cheese. Isn't that just part of the ingredients?!! ;-)

Camille said...

Esther ~ Haha! Yes, I suppose grilled cheese is a required ingredient. :) In my opinion it is more like Campbell's if you make the recipe as written (don't cut back on the cream). I hope your family approves. Love, Camille