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Crockpot Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup in the Express Crock

Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup

Servings 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 cans 28 ounces each whole Italian-style tomatoes in purée
  • 1 can 14 1/2 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lightly packed fresh basil leaves cut into fine ribbons for garnish, optional

Instructions

In Pressure Cooker:

  1. Press the Sauté button, add oil to warm and let inner pot heat up. Add carrots, onions and dried basil. Sauté for 6-8 minutes, or until carrots start to soften and the onions translucent. Add tomatoes, including purée, chicken broth, cream, salt and pepper. Place lid on lock and set the valve to sealing. Press the Soup button and adjust the time to 5 minutes. Do a Natural Pressure Release for approximately 10 minutes, unlock the lid and let cool. Using an immersion blender, or in a blender in batches, blend until soup is smooth.  Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, garnish with fresh basil and serve.

On Stove Top:

  1. To make the Tomato Basil Soup, in a 6- to 8-quart saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the carrots, onion and dried basil and sauté, stirring occasionally until softened, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, including the purée, and the broth and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  3. Remove soup from the heat. Purée the soup in the saucepan using a wand-type immersion blender; or, working in batches, purée in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  4. Return the puréed soup to the saucepan, add the cream and place over medium heat. Warm until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Ladle the soup into a warmed soup tureen or individual bowls, garnish with the fresh basil and serve immediately with the crostini resting on the rim of the bowl.