I know we are all in the market for fast dinners. When I was little I would get so excited when my parents would announce that dinner was going to be grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. My parents probably thought they were making a cop-out dinner, but I seriously loved it. Those dinners cemented the relationship between tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches in my mind.
The other day my son announced that he wanted a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. We were short on time and in all honestly I hadn’t given dinner much thought that day, so I went along with the plan. When trying to figure out how to round-out the quick meal, tomato soup popped to mind, however we didn’t have any on hand.
I have tried so many tomato soups through the years and most of them are too sweet in my opinion OR they have cream / milk in them.
Well…necessity is the mother of invention, so I popped into my pantry and came-out with a jar of pasta sauce, a can of navy beans, and some broth. In the time it took for the Daiya grilled cheese sandwiches to brown, semi-home made tomato soup was on the table as well.
Here’s what I did…
- Get out your Vitamix
- Rinse and drain one can of navy or other no salt added white beans
- Pour the beans into the Vitamix
- Fill the bean can with pasta sauce
- Pour the pasta sauce into the Vitamix
- Fill the can with broth
- Pour the broth into the can
- Add more broth if a thinner consistency is desired (I like it thick…my kids like it thin)
And there you have it…a fast, healthy, tasty tomato soup that courtesy of the beans is packed with fiber and protein.
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