Monday, November 9, 2015

Autumn Soup

With fall in full swing I love to make a hearty and tasty soup.
Tomato has been one of my favorites since childhood, 
so I thought I'd share this recipe with you.

1 medium onion, finely chopped about 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cans condensed tomato soup (10 3/4oz. size)
1 soup can of milk~ (I use skim milk)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sweet basil leaves, or my variation of a one tablespoon of pesto.
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

In a medium saucepan, cook and stir onion in butter till tender.
Stir in cream cheese.
 Gradually stir in the soup and milk, beat with whip till smooth.
Add the seasonings. Heat through and stir frequently, but do not let it boil.
To garnish, chopped zucchini or peppers give a pretty color and crunch.

How about a club sandwich with this soup? 
Starting with your favorite toasted breads or gluten free variety.
 Add layers of turkey, cheese, bacon, tomato and lettuce.
 Add spreads of your choice, like mustard, mayo, basil pesto or butter.
 Serve with the soup and enjoy!

This meal is great for lunch or dinner.
 Add a salad and it's complete.
 Quick, easy and so tasty on a crisp fall day or evening.
Great for company too.
I keep this in the frig for a few days.
It's ready and  perfect to pour into a mug and microwave
when you need lunch on the go during the busy holiday season!
Do you love soup this time of year?
What's your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by.
See you next time~

Celestina Marie



Anonymous said...

oohh this looks yummy. I personally really love a hearty clam chowder. That's my favorite :-) Have a great day!

Sola Scriptura said...

Your soup and sandwich look delicious. Perfect for a cold autumn day. Thanks for the recipes.

Jan Hermann said...


Both of your recipes sound so good. I'm going to have to try the tomato soup and the sandwich...a cup of soup and half a sandwich sounds good for lunch! I hope it's OK with you if I share your recipe on my I've done with others.

Jan ♥

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, YUM I am hungry! Have great fall week.

Valerie-Jael said...

Now you've done it! I'm hankering after a bowl of that soup! Sounds great, hugs, Valerie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh your soup looks so tasty and perfect for our chillier weather, my friend!! Yes, I love soup, but it's hard to narrow down my favorite...there's a pasta fagioli soup, chicken noodle, lasagna soup, ham and bean soup, tomato soup....too many choices!!!
Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us! I hope you have a wonderful week. xo

Kim said...

Soup and sandwich, a perfect fall combo!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Celeste. John's favorite soup is tomato, so thank you for this unique recipe. He loves tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich!

TexWisGirl said...

perfect homey meal!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We're having a light drizzle or rain and this looks so good. I'm ready to make broccoli and cheddar soup soon. Hugs, Diane

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Yum... perfect for the cooler days- love tomato soup especially with a twist!

Anna said...

I make a different soup every weeks. In Fall and winter, something warm at night, is the best way to feel comfy.
Have a yummy week !

Junkchiccottage said...

Tomato Basil soup is one of my faves. Thanks for the recipe. Happy New Week.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend, you made my hungry!
Your Soup sounds delicious , I love Tomato-Basil-Soup so much!
Thank yozú for your recipe!
I guess, I am off cooking now everything here, so why not?
Wishing you a lovely and blessed week,sending love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Jill said...

This soup looks delicious! I am definitely going to try this either this week or next. :-) Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.


Dorthe said...

Looks very delicious , and inviting, Celestina Marie .
We had soup yesterday, : cauliflower with added edamame beans ,and roasted rey flüte !! Also yummy !!
Thank you for your lovely visit ,dear friend.

Cynthia said...

Hi Celeste, yummy, I love soups once it gets cold. My favorites are Pumpkin bisque and Squash soup I make. Will be making them soon.


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Tomato basil love it too. Thank you for the yummy recipe and guess what I have the perfect bowls to serve it in!!! Saturday I made chicken soup and I added baby book choy in it and wide egg noodles. i make a soup a week and Celeste your recipe will be next. Thanks my sweet friend.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love soup anytime of the year, but fall and winter is the perfect time to enjoy soup and sandwiches! Your soup sounds wonderful.

Stacey said...

Definitely going to make this soup! Love that it has cream cheese instead of heavy cream. I bet it's delicious but not too rich like heavy cream can be.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, this soup looks and sounds so yummy! It's cooler now and a perfect time for soup and a sandwich. I have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing it!

decorayadora said...

hi dear Celestina !! que rica sopa.. se ve deliciosa. espero que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

Createology said...

This is definitely soup season and your Tomato Basil sounds delicious. I am happy to try your recipe you have so graciously shared...thank you. I also like a pumpkin soup that is garnished with fresh chopped apples. We are so fortunate to have choices and a warm bowl of soup. Blessings Dear...

Nancy Chan said...

Both the tomato soup and club sandwich look really good for lunch! Have a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love tomato soup, YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Conniecrafter said...

I will have to say that I have never been a huge soup fan, even when I was young, I really don't know why. When I was at a restaurant a year ago they were giving free samples of their tortilla soup and I actually didn't mind that but I have not tried making it myself. I do make chicken soup for my hubby because he really likes it.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Celestina, I love tomato soup and I am looking forward to trying the recipe you shared. I am intrigued by the addition of cream cheese as it is an ingredient I have never used in the making of tomato soup... but as with all recipes, there are so many variations and this variation I love.
Have a wonderful day today.
Best Wishes

lilybets said...

Hi dear Celestina, as Italian I do love simple food and trying do not mix too many ingredients,but I would taste your soup for sure !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh me too...I used to love to come home from school for lunch for some Campbell ' tomato soup with crushed saltines on top. But a homemade tomato soup is even better!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Good Day Celestina, My family loves tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I am certainly going to give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Peace & Blessings

Unknown said...

Sounds so delicious! What a great recipe!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Betty said...

This sounds so good. Nothing better than soup and sandwich when the weather gets cold.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, I have been craving soup for a few weeks now but haven't made any yet. This looks like a good recipe. Will give it a try..Happy Week to you..Judy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

One of the great things about cooler weather is that I crave soups so...and really could eat them everyday! Your soup sound so good. Make me hungry all over again, and thanks for sharing!

Sandi Magle said...

NUM! that looks delicious. We eat tons of bean soups here made with smoked turkey or ham and garden stuff, usually with a tomatoe base.
Love Fall and soup meals...looks great! Sandi

Dianna said...

I do enjoy soup this time of year and yours sounds really yummy, Celeste. I will be giving it a try. xo

Denise said...

I am hungry now.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
This soup recipe looks so good and same for the sandwich. Perfect for a cold day.
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
Have a wonderful week.

quakerhillfarm said...

Sounds yummy! The sandwich looks delish! Have a great week, Lynn

living from glory to glory said...

This sounds wonderful! Fast, easy and looks perfect for a light supper meal.
I did PIN it...
Happy Wonderful Fall, We all have so much to be thankful for!
Hugs, Roxy

cynthia lee designs said...

Sound yummy!!...and now I'm hungry for some soup.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your tomato basil soup and club sandwich look so delicious, Celestina. That's nice that it's been a favorite of yours since childhood. My husband loves soups in the winter time, and this one sounds like a good one to make.

Have a blessed week, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Anonymous said...

Your tomato soup looks delicious. When possible this kind of soup is better made with fresh tomatoes, herbs and garlic or frozen ones coming from the garden. Of course, when one has not a garden the condensed tomato is perfect for this autumnal soup.
The club sandwich seems perfect too.
Thank you to share. Happy week. Helene

Donna said...

It sounds delish, Celestina! I bet the addition of the cream cheese really makes it extra tasty. I love making soups too in cold weather, and have my favorite standbys that I make again and again. Baked potato soup is one of my favorites, and so is turkey meatball. Yum!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I too enjoy a simmering pot of stews or soups and this Tomato Basil sounds just wonderful, then pair it with a grilled cheese and my oh my!
I will definitely put this on my list of Winter Menu's.
Have a lovely day, my dear,

Alessandra said...

Your tomato soup and sandwich look so yummy! I like every kind of soups.Thanks a lot for the recipe

Gingi said...

This looks so yummy!! I have a soup I make that I call Autumn Soup that is made with winter squash and peanut butter, but this looks great too!! <3 -

Deborah Montgomery said...

Mmm . . . there's nothing like homemade soup on a cold, blustery fall day. Or winter day :) Your tomato soup looks delicious. My favorite homemade soup is chicken noodle; my husband likes split pea. Soup is such a warm, filling meal. Thank you for the recipe. I like the addition of basil. xo Deborah

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! This looks so so good. I love tomato soup but this sounds so wonderful. I'm copying this recipe and this will be my next soup! Hope you're having a good week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

La Petite Gallery said...

Making it today, my favorite. yvonne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love a great tomato soup recipe!....Will be trying this one...I was given another tomato soup recipe the other day using buttermilk instead of the usual water or milk when using a canned tomato soup...

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..