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Author Notes: As I was, once again, shouting hosannas while eating Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter straight from the pot, I thought “hmmm, I bet this would make an awfully good tomato soup.” Slightly adapted from Kristen’s Genius recipe. —mrslarkin
Serves 4 (recipe can be doubled)
26-ounce box of Pomi strained tomatoes
26-ounce box of Pomi chopped tomatoes
ounces unsalted butter
medium yellow onions, peeled and cut into quarters
teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
teaspoon sugar (optional)
A few basil leaves, chopped if fresh, crumbled if dried
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
crusty bread, or a grilled cheese sangwidge (optional)
bag of Fritos (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Put a lid on it. Cook for 30 minutes. Taste for salt.
- Serve hot, with or without the onion, with some crusty bread to dip. Or if a grilled cheese sandwich is handy, I highly recommend that for dunking. A few Fritos would be a very good thing here, too.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Fewer
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Autumn Soup
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A&M Smackdown / Your Best Tomato Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cheap Feast