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Tomato Basil Soup with Orzo Recipe

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This recipe for Tomato Basil Soup with Orzo, by , is from The Smith Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marie Adams
Added: Friday, February 29, 2008


1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 c. apple juice
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. diced red bell pepper
4 c. chopped fresh or canned tomatoes (I used 1 qt. home canned tomatoes)
1 c. vegetable stock (I used chicken broth)
1/3 c. orzo pasta
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
1 pint heavy cream
1/4 c. butter

In soup pot, heat oil and apple juice over medium heat. Saute onion, garlic and pepper 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is soft but not brown. Add small amounts of water if mixture becomes dry). Remove from heat. Add tomatoes and broth. Stir. Puree in blender and return to the pot. Add pasta; cook 10 minutes, stirring. Add butter and cream. Stir in. Simmer 15 min. do not boil. Add basil and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
20 min. plus simmer time
Personal Notes:
This is very similar to Zupas soup. Everybody I've served it to loved it.




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