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Easy Caprese Soup

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Easy Caprese Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy summer’s best tomatoes, no matter the time of year, with this two-ingredient recipe that goes from stovetop to tabletop in just 15 minutes. The trick? Betty’s Make-Ahead Roasted Roma Tomato Sauce and Progresso chicken broth, which combine to make a deeply savory and velvety smooth soup that’s worth adding to your regular rotation. Turn it into a complete meal with a slice or two of crusty, rustic bread topped with melty mozzarella and brightened up with a garnish of basil. You’ll find this combo is perfect for a laid-back lunch that’s nice enough for company and still appealing to all types of eaters—kids included! After all, who can resist tomato soup and “grilled cheese?”
Updated Aug 26, 2019

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen roasted Roma tomato sauce, thawed
  • 2 cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 4 (1-inch) slices rustic bread, cut from a round loaf
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch rounds, patted dry
  • 12 large basil leaves, shredded
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat sauce and broth to simmering over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes to let flavors combine. Divide among 4 bowls.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with foil. Set oven control to broil. Place bread on cookie sheet and broil with tops 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, until edges start to turn color.
  • 3
    Top each slice of bread with 3 pieces of the mozzarella. Broil with tops 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to bubble. Top cheese with basil, and place a piece of bread on top of each soup bowl.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Want to make smaller portions? Use baguette slices, and serve the soup in ramekins or mugs.
  • tip 2
    Want a little more flourish? Drizzle a few drops of balsamic vinegar on top of the soup.
  • tip 3
    Love cooking with fresh tomatoes? Here’s How to Choose, Prepare and Enjoy Tomatoes
  • tip 4
    This soup was inspired by the flavors of classic Caprese salad, which includes tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and a drizzle of sweet balsamic vinegar. To make this dish stand out even more, try swirling a dash of balsamic vinegar into your soup.
  • tip 5
    If your garden is overflowing with fresh Roma tomatoes, get a head start on this recipe by prepping a big batch of Betty’s Make-Ahead Roasted Roma Tomato Sauce, which comes together with only a handful of ingredients. Once stocked, you’ll be set up for any number of dinner possibilities!

Nutrition

480 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 48g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1670mg
69%
Potassium
920mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
12g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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