This delicious tomato soup comes together really quickly. I’ve added some crumbled whole wheat bread to thicken it and spinach to make it even healthier. Serve as a first course soup or create a soup and sandwich meal! My family especially likes it with a Skinny Margherita Stuffed Pizza Melt. This soup and pizza melt is so hearty, you’ll be completely satisfied! Each cup has 144 calories, 5 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 slices whole wheat bread, crust removed, I love Milton’s multi-grain or their whole wheat bread
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1½ cups fresh spinach, stems removed
¼ teaspoon Italian seasonings
½ cup reduced-fat milk, as desired
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
!. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and bay leaf. Cook onions until soft, about 3 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes and mash with a a potato masher or the back of a large spoon. Stir in broth.
3. Crumble in bread, Italian seasonings and pepper. Mix well. Bring up to almost a boil and then down to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Stir in spinach and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Stir in ½ cup milk and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated completely. Remove bay leaf.
6. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese on top of each serving.
Makes 5 cups (each serving, 1 cup)
Cooked tomatoes contain lycopene. This carotenoid is found in tomatoes (and everything made from them) has been extensively studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties.
Spinach is rich in iron, vitamins A, C and beta-carotene.
Make this soup with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to create a yummy vegetarian soup.
Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup
144 calories, 5g fat, 7g protein, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 479mg sodium, 5g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 serving of Panera Bread Tomato Soup
290 calories, 18g fat, 5g protein, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 920mg sodium, 10g sugar