tomato basil parmesan soup for the crock pot. Made this today. Subtle tomato flavor. Lightened it by using 1c skim milk and 1c half and half. Didnt stir in Parm but just grated some on top before serving. Great with simple grilled cheese sandwiches. Kids liked the soup. Though not likr Norstrom Cafe's tomato soup (which has something like 2 cups of heavy cream), I will make again.
TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP- Put in crockpot: 2(14oz) can diced tomato; 1 c each: finely chopped celery, carrot & onion; 1 tsp oregano; 1 T basil; 4 c chicken broth, 1/2 bay leaf. Cook on low 5-7 hrs. 1/2 hr before serving melt 1/2 c butter over low heat, add 1/2 c flour. Whisk constantly 5-7 min. Slowly add 1 c hot soup. Add 3 more stir til smooth. Return to pot. Add 1 c parmesan, 2 c warm cream, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Add more oregano & basil if needed. Cook on low 30 min more
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup..I made this tonight with "fancy" grilled cheese sandwiches(French bread, garlic butter, provolone-mozzarella cheese). Soup was delicious and the sandwiches were the perfect compliment. The boys have hailed me as the best cook ever ♥
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup - one of my favorite soups ever to serve to company or on a chilly night.