Looking for a wholesome, healthy lunch idea? Here’s a recipe for a quick and easy tomato soup that pairs perfectly with the all new Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies available in your grocer’s freezer!
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A Tasty New Snack or Lunch Idea
Do you love trying new products as much as we do? If so, you should totally pick up a box or two of Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies. These nutritious pies are found in your local grocer’s freezer. They can be prepared a variety of ways which includes air frying, toaster oven, traditional oven, or even in the microwave.
Our quick and easy tomato soup pairs well with Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies. Move over grilled cheese sandwiches! These convenient pocket pies feature delicious flavors like Broccoli Potato Cheddar, Spinach Artichoke, and Philly Real Cheese Plant-Based Steak pockets.
Just check out how tasty they are! The inside is simply oozing with melty cheese, and broccoli. They also pair so well with my quick, and easy tomato soup! Learn more about that recipe below so you can have the best snack or meal combo around!
Why I love This Tomato Soup Recipe
- It’s simple to follow.
- Only takes a few ingredients.
- Uses canned tomatoes, which are always readily available.
- Faster than making tomato soup from scratch.
- Pairs perfectly with Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies Broccoli Potato Cheddar, or Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies Spinach Artichoke flavors.
How to Make Tomato Soup From Canned Tomatoes
While making fresh tomato soup is rewarding, it can be a hassle with all the preparation work needed. That is why I often use canned, stewed tomatoes for my tomato soup recipe. It makes the whole process of soup making less than 30 minutes too which is a win/win!
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, and garlic-cook until softened, about 5 minutes
Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices.
Bring soup to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove soup from heat and blend using an immersion blender or traditional blender. If you need to use a traditional blender, you may need to blend it in batches depending on how much can fit in at a time. Remove the center of the blender cover to allow the soup to vent and cover the whole with paper towels or clean kitchen towel,
Blend until smooth and creamy. Return soup to the Dutch oven when done.
Serve soup with fresh basil & enjoy!
Best Tomato Soup Side
Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies are an easy way to squeeze in veggies that actually taste good! Check out what each pocket pie features! We heated up the Broccoli Potato Cheddar to pair with our soup and it was great–such a perfect combo! These snacks are perfect for lunchboxes or even offices since they are so versatile.
- Delicious blend of veggies & cheese in a crust made with cauliflower.
- Made with wholesome veggies.
- 9-11g of plant-protein per pie.
Inside each pie is ample filling and lots of cheese which you can see in our tasty pics! Be sure to pick some up at your local supermarket. Be sure to use their store locator tool to see which locations nearest you Del Monte® Veggieful™ Pocket Pies.
Easy Tomato Soup using Canned Tomatoes
- 1 immersion blender or a standard blender
- 1 cutting board & knife
- 1 Stovetop
- 1 5-quart Dutch oven or stock pot
- 4 tablespoon salted butter
- 2 medium yellow onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic pressed
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 cups chicken stock
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 28 ounces Delmonte Stewed Tomatoes *do not drain
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, and garlic-cook until softened, about 5 minutes
- Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices.
- Let soup simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with desired toppings. Enjoy
- Remove soup from heat and blend using an immersion blender or traditional blender. If you need to use a traditional blender, you may need to blend it in batches depending on how much can fit in at a time. Remove the center of the blender cover to allow the soup to vent and cover the whole with paper towels or clean kitchen towel,
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Return soup to the Dutch oven when done.
- Serve soup with fresh basil & enjoy!
- Swap vegetable broth for chicken broth
- Swap white onion for yellow onion
- Swap butter for olive oil
- Swap diced tomatoes for stewed tomatoes.
- Shredded cheese
- Fresh basil
- Sour cream
- Chopped green onions
- Grilled cheese sandwich croutons
- Bacon Bits
- Swirl of heavy cream