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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Madness Day 2: Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Ravioli Soup

Makes 6-8 servings

2 Tbsp butter
3 (14 1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, drained, juice reserved
1 small onion, diced finely
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup evaporated milk
12 oz frozen ravioli
1 1/2 tsp dried basil

Melt butter in skillet.  Add tomatoes, onions, brown sugar, tomato paste, 1/2 tsp salt and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.  Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute longer.  Whisk in 1 cup of broth.  Transfer contents of skillet to the slow cooker.  Stir in remaining broth, reserved tomato juice and bay leaves into slow cooker.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.  Discard the bay leaves.  Pour contents of slow cooker into a food processor or blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour back into the slow cooker.  Stir in the milk, basil and ravioli.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 more hour, or until ravioli are cooked through.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Review:
I love Kneaders.  It is the greatest little restaurant to go for lunch.  I always get a half sandwich and the tomato basil ravioli soup.   I love this soup and decided to try to see if I could make it at home.  I did a pretty darn good job, if I do say so myself.  I loved eating this for lunch during this endless winter.  It brought a bright spot to the dreary weather all around me.  I give this recipe 5 stars.  Love me some tomato soup.

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8 comments:

  1. Hooray, another tomato basil soup recipe! I am a fan of your first one, I am sure this one won't disappoint!!

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  2. Wow! Thank you. I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

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  3. hashbrownsss3/3/11 13:40

    I made this last night for dinner. i didn't start until 2 pm and we ate at 6:30. I served it with garlic bread and salad. everyone liked it, thanks

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  4. Anonymous27/7/12 06:30

    Tried to print out the yummy sounding recipe but it did not print the recipe. Darn.

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  5. Anonymous23/8/12 10:33

    Read the recipe just now - instead of wasting a can of expensive tomato paste for just a tablespoon, omit the tomato paste and the brown sugar - use two tablespoons of ketchup instead. Sounds wonderful! Will be making this weekend.

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  6. The ingredients call for brown sugar, but the recipe doesn't have when to add the sugar.

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  7. This sounds so great, I can't wait to try it.
    Also, I measure out my unused tomato paste (usually into 1TBS measurements) and place them onto wax paper, then freeze the individual servings. That way you don't waste a whole can of paste..

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  8. sorry, add it in with the tomatoes and onions.

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