Tomato Basil Pasta Soup

Tomato Basil Title

The Ingredients...
The Ingredients…

Veggies

Heat Olive Oil in skillet, add carrots, onions, celery and tomato paste...
Heat olive oil in skillet, add carrots, onions, celery and tomato paste…
Add veggies to crockpot, then sprinkle with flour...
Add veggies to crockpot, then sprinkle with flour…

Herbs

Two Cans Chunky Crushed Tomatoes

honey for sweetness

Chicken Broth

When 20-40 minutes left… Add parmesan, cream (we used lactaid & margarine) and blend with immersion blender… add noodles…

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Serve & Enjoy

Tomato Basil Pasta Soup

Makes about 8 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  5-6 quart

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp honey

(add later)

  • 1 cup heavy cream, warmed (sub 1 cup milk 1 Tbsp butter)
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving if you desire
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2-3cups uncooked campanelle or rotini pasta, optional*
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

1.  Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it starts wafting smoke.
2.  Add in carrots, celery, onion and tomato paste.
3.  Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to a slow cooker.
4.  Stir the flour into the vegetables (it will be pasty).
5.  Add in basil, oregano, tomatoes, broth,honey and salt.  Stir a bit and cover.
6.  Cook for about 4-6 hours on low  (add noodle in the last 20 to 40min)
7.Use an immersion blender to cream
8.Stir in cream that has been warmed, Parmesan cheese and parsley**
9.*Then add noodles, cook in the last 20 to 40min. Or until noodles are cooked.        **hold parsley till now if adding noodles
10. Sprinkle with more cheese, salt and pepper to taste

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