Slow Cooker Tomato Soup is a keeper. Tomato Soup is probably one of your childhood favorites anyway and it will be your kids too so hang onto this recipe.
Slow Cooker Tomato Soup is an excellent recipe to add to your families ‘meals list’.
Tomato Soup is probably one of your childhood favorites and it will be for your kids too so hang onto this recipe. It will be just as easy for them to make in the future.
The super nice thing about this recipe too is that it was designed to be used with fresh tomatoes. You can use canned but the words ‘from scratch’ screams ‘homemade with the best ingredients’.
You’ll be amazed how easy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup is and it becomes even easier when it is made in the crock pot.
The process is really the same – it is just nice to walk away when the slow cooker is loaded and you can go do something else. It just seems more fun.
I used fresh tomatoes and after everything is cooked in the slow cooker then you put it through a strainer.
Push all of the ingredients through with the back of a wooden spoon. There will be very little left in the strainer so you can enjoy all of the flavors in this wonderful soup.
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Slow Cooker Tomato Soup from Scratch
low Cooker Tomato Soup is a keeper.
- 2 1/4 pounds tomatoes fresh - if you don't have fresh you can use 2 cans Tomatoes, I used Roma, 28 oz. total - it can be a little more
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2/3 cup almond milk unsweetened
- By the way - you can easily double this recipe for a larger group or for freezing.
- Core the tomatoes and add to the slow cooker.
- Add most of the ingredients. That means all of the ingredients EXCEPT THE ALMOND MILK. Stir well.
- Turn on low and cook for 4 hours and go on your merry way.
- Turn slow cooker off and take off the lid. Let cool for about 1/2 hour.
- When cooler pour the cooked tomato mixture into a blender. You may have to do the blending in batches. Hot mixtures seem to want to blow out the top - no matter how hard you hold the lid down. Ha!
- When cooled - put on the lid and hold it down.
- Turn on the blender to low then turn it up to medium and process until completely blended.
- Strain the tomatoes to get any of the pulp out. This is how I do it - I place a bowl on the counter and set a strainer on top of the bowl. Have the strainer fit on the edge so that you do not have to hold it.
- Lift and tilt the strainer until all of the natural liquid strains through. Then take the back of the wooden spoon and push 'most' of the remaining mixture through the strainer. There will only be a little bit left in the strainer when you are done. It only takes a minute.
- If you are going to freeze your soup this the the point where you would package in freezer containers.
- If you are not freezing then continue on ...
- Right before serving pour into a large saucepan or large bowl and add the almond milk. Heat through, without coming to a boil.
- Sprinkle on croutons and serve at lunch, as an entree or for dinner along side other loved dishes. This is not a thick soup and it is extremely delicious. It is good cold too. No kidding!
If you pre-froze the tomato mixture here are the directions
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to defrost.
The night of serving -
As stated in the directions above Right before serving pour into a large saucepan and add the almond milk. Heat through, without coming to a boil, and serve for lunch, as an entree or for dinner along side your other dishes.
I have a great tip for you on freezing tomato paste. So many times a recipe only calls for only 1 or 2 Tablespoons tomato paste.
Well those cans are 6 ounces. I have devised a way to easily save the extra tomato paste where you can get at a tablespoon or two anytime you want to.
Get one of your ice cube trays out. Dollop a tablespoon of paste into each compartment (there will be 9 tablespoons from a can – I used one so there are only 8 in the photo). Freeze the tomato paste.
When hard pop the frozen dollops out of the ice cube trays just like you would ice and freeze in a freezer safe container.
I actually use a freezer bag for this. Whenever you need some you just take out whatever you need.