I love, love, love La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup, BUT I don’t love the calories and fat!
Did you know that La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil soup boasts 340 calories and 32 grams of fat in just 1 cup?
I was on a mission to create a tasty, creamy, low fat version of La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup, and I can proudly boast – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Give this recipe a try and let me know if you agree.
Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
- 14 oz. can Italian diced tomatoes drained
- 10 oz. can tomato soup condensed, do not dilute
- 16 oz. chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 drops of Tabasco
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
In a large saucepan, combine Italian diced tomatoes, tomato soup and chicken broth.
Using an immersion blender or stick blender, puree until smooth.
Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
Put the yogurt in a small bowl and add about a half cup of the warm soup and stir until combined. (Note: this prevents the yogurt from curdling).
Add the yogurt mixture to the soup along with the pepper, tabasco and basil.
Heat 5 minutes.
Enjoy Tomato Basil Soup with The Budget Diet’s Homemade Beer Bread!
I am going to have to try this soup. I love tomato basil soup, and La Madeleines has the best. I have a pretty good recipe but it has heavy cream and I know that’s got to be high in calories. I never thought of using yogurt instead of cream. Going to store tomorrow adding the stuff to my list.
Awesome Linda! Come back and let me know how it turned out.
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