Gluten Free Living – 2017
Okay, I LOVE homemade Tomato soup, and Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is one of those recipes I just can’t get enough of! It’s thick, tomatoey, and seasoned with basil, oregano, thyme and parsley–some of my favorite herbs. While I do use a few fresh veggies like bell pepper, leeks, celery, carrots, onions and garlic, the ease of this recipe is that all the tomatoes come from a can. Plus, everything is thrown into the crockpot so it’s incredibly E-A-S-Y, E-A-S-Y, E-A-S-Y!!! Yes, I like easy.
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Every now and then, I get in a real mood for tomato soup. Yes, I admit it. I grew up LOVING Campbell’s tomato soup. Don’t judge me! It is still one of my favorite comfort foods. But I prefer to make my own homemade Tomato Soup these days. I love making them with roasted tomatoes, vegan, vegan with roasted tomatoes, vegan with veggies, vegan and pureed, with parmesan cheese, with roasted garlic, and even copycat recipes like La Madeleine’s. I can never get enough tomato soup. Some of my Tomato Soup recipes are certainly more involved than others, but this is not one of them. Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is probably my EASIEST Tomato Soup recipe. It’s a dump and go recipe that’s awesome for something so simple.
I served this Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup with homemade Ranch croutons (soooo delicious), and lots of parmesan cheese, but if you need to keep the recipe vegan, you can omit both and be sure to stick to vegetable broth in the recipe rather than substituting chicken broth. Regardless, this soup is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and clean eating. It’s also the perfect dinner for Meatless Mondays or those observing Lent. Oh, and did I mention, it’s E-A-S-Y??? 🙂 Yes, indeed, great for a quick dinner when you don’t have tons of time on your hands.
Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is so E-A-S-Y!
Garnish soup with Homemade Ranch Croutons, parmesan cheese shavings and fresh basil.
Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is very thick and creamy. But if you want the soup a little thinner, you can add a little more vegetable broth.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place canned tomatoes and vegetable broth in the bottom of a very large crockpot. Add fresh veggies.
Add seasonings and stir well to combine.
Cook on high about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Puree soup with an immersion blender (carefully), until soup is smooth. If desired, you can add more vegetable broth after pureeing, but I prefer a thicker soup, so I did not add any additional broth.
Serve soup garnished with additional parsley, basil, oregano and/or thyme, if desired.
You will find every bite of this soup absolutely delightful!
I loved Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup served with Homemade Ranch Croutons and parmesan cheese shavings.
Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan if you omit the parmesan cheese shavings on top. (If you choose to use croutons, you will have to locate vegan and gluten free bread and make your own croutons from scratch).
Here’s the recipe.
EASY CROCKPOT TOMATO SOUP
(My own concoction)
Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup is comfort food at its best!
Okay, I admit, I enjoy A LOT of croutons and parmesan cheese with my soup. 🙂 I wasn’t planning on taking pictures of the way I actually served it for myself, but I couldn’t resist.
Yes, I like a little bit of soup with my croutons and parmesan cheese! (Perhaps not quite so healthy, but definitely delicious comfort food).