Easy Tomato Soup Parmesan
|Easy Tomato Soup Parmesan |
32 ounces canned tomatoes whole or diced
2 cups half and half cream
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
1 T dried parsley or 2 T fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 fresh grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste ( I start with a dash salt and pepper each, then add more later if needed)
Pour tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, salt and pepper in to a 3 quart sauce pan. Bring all to a light boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Stir quickly, then add 2 cups half and half, and grated Parmesan cheese, heat back up for a few minutes on low heat. You simply heat it up long enough to melt the cheese and bring the soup back up to higher temperature to serve.
*** have the half and half ready, once you add the baking soda the tomatoes will foam up pretty high in the pan, pouring in the half and half settles it down right away.
****Be careful do not let the soup boil once you have added the half and half, it would taste fine, it just wont look as pretty.