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Balsamic Tomato Soffritto Soup

  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Fill your freezer with this savory soffritto soup base, and you can have a delicious, homemade soup in no time. Turn this veggie-based soup into a hearty meal by topping with cooked Italian sausage, shredded rotisserie chicken or even a fried egg, and serve with crusty bread for dipping. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/4
cup olive oil
2
cups diced onions
1
cup diced peeled carrots
1
cup diced celery
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken stock
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, salt and Italian seasoning. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables soften and begin to brown. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, vinegar and sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, place stock; stir in tomato mixture. Heat to simmering over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 minutes to combine flavors. Top with basil and Parmesan cheese.
  • 3
    To freeze: Follow directions in Step 1. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Transfer to two 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bags; freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve: In 4-quart saucepan, add stock and contents of both bags of frozen tomato mixture. Heat to simmering over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 12 minutes, breaking up frozen mixture with spatula, until mixture thaws and begins to simmer. Cook 5 minutes longer to combine flavors. Top with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • For even more fresh flavor, top the finished soup with more fresh Italian herbs – flat-leaf parsley, marjoram, oregano or thyme leaves.
  • Soffritto is the foundation of many classic Italian soups and sauces. It consists of sautéed onion, celery, carrot and spices.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
25%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
1190mg
50%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
16g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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