The Tuscan Tomato Soup that was featured in the 01.13.10 notebook entry was, perhaps, one of the best bowls of soup I have ever eaten. I prepared it as was instructed except that I used half-and-half instead of the heavy cream that was listed in the ingredients. I noticed that the comments also recommended trying evaporated milk as a substitute for the cream. If you did that, the soup would be made entirely from pantry ingredients. You know that I adore a good pantry dish!
The ingredient that takes this soup to the next level is the addition of the pesto. It makes it so flavorful that you will have a hard time eating just one bowl.
We paired the soup with grilled cheese for dipping and my soup-hating family loved it. This is going into our meal rotation as a fun way to fancy up a good bowl of soup. Lucky for me, there was some leftover to pair with spinach salads for lunch!
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