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Category: Soups

Gypsy Cafe Tomato Soup

Dear SOS: I have been unable to figure out what makes the Famous Gypsy Style Tomato Soup so good at Gypsy Cafe in Westwood. A few of us on campus have tried to re-create it and failed miserably. Hope you ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 large baking potato, baked and peeled
  • 4 cups tomato sauce combined with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chicken base
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Dried oregano

Step 1Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender, 5 minutes. Place onion and potato in food processor and puree until smooth. Combine tomato sauce and half-and-half in large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add potato-onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and smooth. Add cheese. Mix chicken base with water and stir into soup. Simmer over low heat 5 to 10 minutes. Add dash oregano before serving.

Each of 6 servings:
276 calories; 1,402 mg sodium; 31 mg cholesterol; 13 grams fat; 36 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 3.87 gram fiber.
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