365 Days of Slow Cooking: March Madness Day 2: Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Ravioli Soup
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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.

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.


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

  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?

  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

  4. Anonymous27/7/12 06:30

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

  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.

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

  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..

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