Fire Roasted Tomato Soup


This fire roasted tomato soup blends so many flavors together to make a surprisingly delicious hot soup. The secret ingredients to this one are fire roasted tomatoes and red peppers. Of course without the tasty goodness of cream cheese and half and half, and not to mention the various spices, the taste would not be the same.

This soup is a bit higher in fats and WW points than others, but the taste is well worth dipping into your allowance.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

This recipe is my husband's creation after we had some tremendous soup on dinner out with friends. Because they wouldn't share their recipe he created his own version of the fire roasted tomato soup...and I have to give him kudos because it's so close. In fact, I think his is better.

Recipe Type:

Soups, Side Dish, Appetizer, Starter

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderatly Difficult

Ingredients

  • 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatos, diced
  • 8 oz Roasted red peppers, 1/2 jar
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 oz cream cheese (light or fat-free)
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese (reduced fat), shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs garlic minced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Sauté the onions in the butter until translucent.
  2. Add the flour and stir 3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth stirring constantly until smooth.
  4. Add garlic, sugar and pepper.
  5. Slowly stir in cream cheese until smooth.
  6. Add the tomato paste and heavy cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add jar of peppers and diced tomatoes.
  8. Pour mixture into blender and purée for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  9. Return to pot and add the cheddar cheese.
  10. Simmer until melted.
  11. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro or parsley and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 - 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 216
Total Fat 12.3g
      Sat Fat 7.4g
Cholesterol 41.2mg
Sodium 918.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 15.9g
      Fiber 2.6g
      Sugar 4.4g
Protein 12.3g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
7 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
7 pts
Points
Plus:
5 pts
Original
Points:
5 pts

The canned tomatoes, peppers and onions were not included in the calculation of any of the Weight Watchers Points.

Tips

Use whipped cream cheese if available as it melts better.





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