Swamp Soup

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Ingredients
2 T Olive Oil
3 stalks Celery
4 med Carrots
1 med Onion
3 cloves Garlic
1 T Dried Basil
1 T Dried Oregano
1 can (28 oz) Tomato Sauce
45 oz Tomatoes, diced
1.5 t Chicken or Vegetable Bouillon
1.5 c Water
1 pkg (10 oz) Frozen Spinach
6 oz Swiss Cheese
 
Directions
1. Clean and chop the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook in a large pot with olive oil over medium heat until the vegetables have softened (about 5 minutes). Stir in the basil and oregano and cook for one more minute.
2. Pour in the cans of diced tomatoes (do not drain) and tomato sauce. For the diced tomatoes you can either use 3 (15 oz.) cans or 1 (28 oz.) can plus 1 (15 oz.) can. The latter will probably be less expensive.
3. Add 1.5 cups chicken broth or 1.5 cups water plus 1.5 tsp chicken bouillon. To make this a vegetarian dish, simply substitute the chicken broth or bouillon with a vegetable variety. Add the brick of frozen spinach.
4. Allow the mixture to heat through, stirring occasionally to break up the spinach as it melts (about 10 minutes).
5. Once the soup is completely heated through, dice the swiss cheese. Reduce the heat to low or turn the heat off completely. Drop in the swiss cheese and stir it in. The cheese will melt and become gooey but remain in clumps. If the heat is left on high, the cheese will melt too much and dissolve in. Alternatively, you can add the cheese to each bowl of soup after serving.
 
Notes:
Can be served with crusty bread or soup crackers
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Soup
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   less than 15 minutes




Ed Page

Member since Jun 2009

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