Rich in flavor from fresh, garden tomatoes and fragrant herbs and served with crunchy Parmesan chips, this tomato soup beats canned any day.
I grew up eating plain ol’ tomato soup from a can and never really enjoyed it, but it’s what Momma served so I ate it. As I have gotten older, I have ordered tomato soup from various restaurants, and it is always much more enjoyable with the addition of cream or herbs. I knew there must be a better way to cook and eat tomato soup, so I tried my hand at creating a recipe I couldn’t resist.
My father plants a big garden every year and always brings me an abundance of tomatoes and herbs. I knew exactly what to do with this year’s haul — soup. I tried preparing the soup a few different ways until I decided this recipe permeated with herbs was the tastiest. For one of the versions I prepared while testing this recipe, I roasted the herbs with the tomatoes, garlic and onion. It made the entire kitchen smell amazing, but herbs had lost some of their aromatics and flavor, so I decided to add the fresh herbs after roasting the vegetables. You can certainly switch it up to your preference.
Of course, my mother served tomato soup with a grilled cheese. Now, I love a good gooey grilled cheese, but I have recently tried to eat less carbs. In doing so, I decided to serve my Roasted Herbed Tomato Soup with Parmesan chips. This was a recipe I saw on the Food Network Channel, and it’s very simple! You merely make piles of Parmesan cheese on a baking sheet, bake them until the cheese melts down and then cool them into crispy chips. I prefer to serve my tomato soup with the Parmesan chips because the salty, crunchy bits pair so well with the savory soup.
My parents came to my house for dinner, and I made this soup and chips for them. We laughed while talking about my childhood and the canned tomato soup mom used to serve. My dad was impressed that I was able to use up most of the tomatoes and herbs he brought me, and everyone cleaned their bowls.
This is a homemade soup recipe you will want to keep in your repertoire and pass down for generations. I share it with you in hopes that you have happy family memories for years to come.