Looking for a delicious Prime Pairing to add to your meal? Here is an easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup recipe. Not only is it easy to make but it can be done in under thirty minutes. Not only can you pair it with something like our great Prime Rib Recipes or it also can be enjoyed alone. Make sure to check back for other great recipes to pair with your favorite quality meats.
Easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup Recipe
Total Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings
What You Will Need:
2- Twenty-eight oz undrained cans of no salt diced tomatoes
One chopped yellow onion
Two cloves of chopped garlic
One tsp of olive oil
Two cups of no salt vegetable broth
One cup of fat-free Greek Yogurt (plain)
One cup of grated reduced-fat cheddar
Half cup of fat-free half and half
Half cup of fresh chopped basil
Two tsp of oregano
One tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper
What To Do:
Take a large stock pot and heat the olive oil over a medium heat.
Toss in your chopped onion, and allow them to cook until they are tender. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Now add two cloves of chopped garlic, and cook for about 2 more minutes.
Next pour in two cans of tomatoes and two cups of vegetable stock. Stir in your half cup of basil, two tsp oregano, one tsp of sugar, and the salt and pepper to taste.
Put on the lid and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
Finally, stir in your Greek yogurt, half cup fat-free half and half, and the cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar until well mixed.
Use either a blender to puree your soup if you would rather a more smooth texture.
Garnish the soup with basil and cheddar cheese if desired. Can also be served with grilled cheese.
Nutrition (Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups)
WW PP 4 • Calories 167 • Total Fat 5.9g • Saturated Fat 2.7g • Trans Fat 0.0g • Cholesterol 13mg • Sodium 455mg • Total Carbohydrates 17.5g • Dietary Fiber 3.8g • Sugars 11.0g • Protein 11.8g • Vitamin A 51% • Vitamin C 60% • Calcium 24% • Iron 7%
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Ever get this great idea on what to make for dinner then as you are preparing it you wonder what to serve with it? Well here are 5 easy side dishes you can pair with almost any meal. Don’t forget to check back for more side and main course recipes.
3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal
#1- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus
Total Time: 22 mins
One pound of fresh asparagus
Ten minced garlic cloves
Three Tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
One quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan
Heat the oil and garlic in small saucepan over a low heat until the garlic becomes a golden color, allow oil to cool.
Bend your asparagus gently and when it snaps, discard the end pieces.
Put asparagus on a roasting pan and toss them with olive oil and garlic, make sure to coat all pieces.
Line the asparagus up and push them together. Then season them with the salt and pepper, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
Roast the asparagus in a preheated oven at 400 F for about twelve minutes or until cooked how you like.
Serve and enjoy.
#2- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic
Total Time: 55 mins
Six slices of chopped bacon
One large diced onion
Two minced cloves of garlic
One large cored and sliced head of cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste
Half tsp of onion powder
Half tsp of garlic powder
One eighth tsp of paprika
- Place bacon in large stockpot and cook it over a medium-high heat until it is nice and crispy. Add your onion and garlic. Cook and stir it until the onion gets soft. Then immediately stir in your cabbage and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, keep stirring. Season with the salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and your paprika. Reduce the heat to low, cover it, and let simmer. Keep stirring it occasionally for about 30 minutes more. Serve and enjoy.
#3- Parmesan And Garlic French Fries
Total Time: 60 mins
Four lg unpeeled potatoes, cut into Quarter-inch strips
One quarter cup of olive oil
Three minced cloves of garlic
Half tsp of ground dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Half cup grated Parmesan
Quarter cup of chopped parsley
Quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese (keep separate)
Quarter tsp of seasoned salt
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place your potatoes in mixing bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and garlic. Toss it until evenly coated. Then take fries out of the bowl and place on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Save your remaining oil in the bowl. Bake fries in preheated oven for thirty minutes, flip the fries halfway through baking. Return fries to the bowl with the olive oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss them to coat, and spread again on baking sheet. Put back in oven, and bake until the Parmesan melts. Sprinkle the fries with the remaining quarter cup of Parmesan and season with salt to serve.
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