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Cream of Tomato Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


9 servings (3 cups crackers)

Here's a surefire chill chaser for Linda Parkhurst of Brooklyn, Michigan. “Even those who don’t like tomato soup love this winter treat,” she writes. “It’s awesome with the seasoned homemade oyster crackers.” Linda asked "Light & Tasty" magazine to lighten up the recipe for her. Find the delicious revamp in the Dec/Jan 2006 issue.


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) V8 juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups oyster crackers
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 9 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. In a food processor, combine stewed tomatoes and cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter. Whisk in tomato soup and V8 until blended. Gradually stir in the cream cheese mixture, cream and basil. Cook and stir until heated through (do not boil).
  3. In a large bowl, combine the crackers, oil, dressing mix, garlic powder and dill; toss to coat. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with crackers and mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 387 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1260mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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