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Tomato Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1 large onion, cut into medium dice (2 cups)

2 stalks celery, cut into small dice (1 cup)

Two 14-ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained and juice reserved 

1/4 cup fire-roasted red peppers, chopped 

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

1 bay leaf 

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

2 1/2 cups vegetable stock 

1/2 cup white wine 

1 cup heavy cream 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and celery and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, red peppers, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Stir to combine and sprinkle with the flour. Cook until the flour starts to brown, about 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the vegetable stock, white wine and reserved juice from the canned tomatoes in a saucepan and bring up to a simmer. Slowly pour the hot liquid into the vegetable mixture, stirring the entire time. Cover and cook on low for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.
  3. Using a hand mixer or blender, blend the soup until smooth and return it to low heat in the Dutch oven. Let the mixture reduce by one-quarter, 7 to 10 minutes, and then stir in the cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.