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Veggie Packed Spicy Tomato Soup

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I say tomato, you say tomahto. You could say something I don’t say in front of my toddler as long as that spoon makes it’s way to my mouth. Tomato goodness lightly laced with spice and jam packed with vegetables. Literally, everyone wins.Tomato soup spiced with Sriracha and packed with vegetablesSigh, it’s the end of another weekend. I sit here snacking on these super awesome soft chocolate chip cookies from Pinch of Yum, sipping on my glass of Sunday red, watching the Miss Universe contest. Programs like Miss America and Miss Universe are a guilty pleasure of mine, my husbands and my in-laws. It’s also a bit of a competition between us to pick the winner.

Somehow Henry always picks the winner. I swear he must have someone on the inside.

Swimsuits and evening gowns aside, it’s time to prep for the coming week. One thing to take of my to do list? Lunch is covered. Having made this tomato soup to photograph on Saturday, I can guarantee you this is what I will be eating all week. A few years ago I fell in love with tomato soup and this is by far one of my favorite (and also strangest) recipe.

Spicy Tomato Soup

the (butter)nuts and bolts of this soup

Tomato soup is good for you by nature, right? Tomatoes, chicken stock, spices. If you’re still trying to incorporate more vegetables than just that velvety red goodness, hang on to your hat. Beside a slight spice [thank you sriracha!] this soup packs an entire butternut squash and loads of baby kale.

You would never. know.

Steamer vegetables     Spicy Tomato Soup

All tomato flavor and sneakily hidden vegetables. Just don’t even tell your family. They don’t need to know. It can be our little secret. While we smile to ourselves watching them dunk their grilled cheeses. I promise not to tell.

The key in balancing out the bitter kale and the thick butternut squash is all in the tomato ingredients. This soup has been made in my kitchen countless times. Having tried to make it countless different ways but without the canned tomato sauce (like this) and Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce it just doesn’t taste right. You’re going to have to trust me on this, but I promise to do right by you.

To put the cherry basil on top of this bowl full of goodness, steam the squash and kale and add to a large pot with your sautéed onions. Add the other ingredients and blend with your immersion blender.

Not a fan of spice? Reduce the amount of Sriracha or scratch it all together. For my fellow spice lovers, 3 teaspoons is the perfect amount for a mellow heat after each spoonful without the Sriracha taste overpowering the tomatoes.

Slight Spicy and Veggie Packed Tomato Soup

Just simmer for 15 minutes on low and you are D-O-N-E. Fifteen minutes for simmering sounds like more than enough time to make a crispy grilled cheese oozing with gooey sharp cheddar.

Go ahead, get your grilled cheese and tomato dip on.

 

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Spicy Tomato Soup

Veggie Packed Spicy Tomato Soup


  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 0 quarts 1x

Description

Smooth, slightly spicy and packed tomato flavor you would never guess this tomato soup contains kale and butternut squash!


Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs butternut squash (peeled, seeds removed, cubed and steamed)
  • 3 ounces baby kale (steamed)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 15.5-oz can tomato sauce (brand such as Hunt’s)
  • 1 24-oz jar Newman’s Own Tomato & Basil Bombolina (pasta sauce)
  • 6 cup chicken stock
  • 23 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Add butternut squash to steamer system of choice.  After 15 minutes of steaming, squash cubes should be almost completely soft.  Add baby kale and cover, steam 3-4 additional minutes
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Sauté onions until translucent.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  3. Remove squash and kale from steamer and add to onions.  Stir to combine.  Add tomato sauce and  jarred pasta sauce.  Stir to incorporate.  Add chicken stock.
  4. Using immersion blender, blend ingredients thoroughly.  About 3 to 5 minutes of continuous blending, moving immersion blender around the pot.
  5. Using your preference for spice, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce to soup along with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.  Stir to combine and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Category: Soup
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plasterer bristol

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

mmm this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing this. Simon

Agness of Run Agness Run

Saturday 4th of February 2017

Your recipes are so lovely and delicious, Lauren! This veggie soup is one hell of a dish.

Lauren

Saturday 4th of February 2017

Thank you so much!

Minna Lee

Monday 30th of January 2017

Oh this looks amazing! Love that you incorporated Butternut Squash into the mix- it's the perfect soup base!

Lauren

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Thanks Minna!