Ina Garten’s Tomato Soup Has a Surprise Ingredient

With cooler weather quickly approaching, soup season is almost here. And if you’re hoping to add a few new comforting soup recipes to your repertoire, you should definitely check out Ina Garten’s Tomato Soup recipe. It’s packed with such delicious flavors that you won’t find in canned versions and it even has a surprise ingredient not normally found in tomato soup – but it’s an ingredient that adds even more comfort to this warm meal.

“It’s a rainy day in East Hampton, the temperature is dropping and it’s like soup weather! » Garten captioned a recent Instagram post. “Is there anything better than easy tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich?” Or, you can make the soup with grilled cheese croutons instead! »

Do you see that in Garten’s soup bowl? Yes, that’s orzo pasta in her tomato soup! Does this look delicious?

Garten’s tomato soup recipe starts by sautéing onions in a casserole dish, then adding garlic, chicken broth, a can of crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper and a pinch of saffron for that earthy flavor . You can use an immersion blender to get that super creamy consistency, but Garten chooses to leave the soup as is to allow the distinct flavors to exist and blend together.

In another pot, cook a small portion of orzo pasta until almost cooked, then add the pasta to the soup to finish cooking.

Serve the soup with some Garten’s Grilled Cheese Croutons (which are basically pieces of grilled cheese sandwich cubes made from white bread and Gruyere – delicious), and you are ready to eat! Eat it fresh from the jar or freeze it for the chilly nights ahead.

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Grab the full recipe here and get ready to experience the most enjoyable fall and winter ever.

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