Frugal Foodie Mama: Foodie on a Budget: "Homemade" Creamy Tomato Tarragon Soup

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Foodie on a Budget: "Homemade" Creamy Tomato Tarragon Soup

I took a little shortcut with this recipe and used a jar of pasta sauce for it.  But I did go a little fancy and used a jar of the Delallo Pomodoro Fresco Creamy Vodka sauce.  (Oh yes... I am shamelessly plugging my giveaway sponsor right now. ;) )  Making creamy tomato soup at home is beyond simple and easy on a budget.  One spoonful of this "homemade" tomato soup and I doubt that you will ever pop open one of those red and white cans again.

What you will need:
2 tbsp of butter
1 tsp dried tarragon
1 jar of Delallo Creamy Vodka pasta sauce
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of half & half

Yep.  That is it!  Pretty simple, right?

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the tarragon and saute for just one minute.  Pour in the jar of sauce, the water, and the half & half.  Mix well.  Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.  And you are done! :)
*This recipe makes about 4 generous servings of soup.
So easy you really have no excuse not to try this recipe.  I served our bowls of creamy tomato soup topped with a little parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of tarragon.  And of course, there was a grilled cheese on the side.  I mean, you really can't do tomato soup without the grilled cheese.
Jarred pasta sauces are not just for serving over pasta anymore. ;)

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