At home, all alone and sick? Have a bunch of guests over suddenly and don’t know what food to serve them? Or craving for an appetizing dinner but too tired of the same old mac n cheese?
The solution to all of these is a bowl of hot and creamy tomato soup. Want to know the best part about it? It’s canned, super easy to make, and very filling! Sounds hard to believe, right? The Campbell’s canned tomato soup really is a savior for us all in such hard times of our lives, almost like a best friend with a shoulder to cry on.
So, let’s learn how to make Campbell’s tomato soup with milk.
Nutritional Facts of the Campbell’s Tomato Soup
The Campbell’s canned soup, which retails for around a dollar, is well known for its superb taste and also as an incredible source of nutrition.
With high amounts of potassium and sodium, this particular canned soup is definitely a great choice for all those health junkies out there. Also, with no cholesterol and saturated fat, it can help keep your calorie intake in balance, while helping you lose that extra fat as you have always wanted!
Rich in Vitamins A and C, this canned good also contributes to having healthy skin, building up a good immune system, and also maintaining a clear vision. Talk about so much goodness in only one can of tomato soup!
How to Prepare the Perfect Campbell’s Tomato Soup
While you may wonder how to achieve the best taste out of this canned soup with no one getting the slightest hint that it is, in fact, canned soup, could seem pretty difficult. But look no further because we’re here to help you out! Follow our recipe below, and you will not regret:
Things That You’ll Need
- 1 can of Campbell’s canned tomato soup
- Baking soda – ½ of a teaspoon
- 1 can of milk (equal amount as the canned soup)
- Garlic powder – ½ of a teaspoon
- Onion powder – ½ of a teaspoon
- Black pepper – ¼ of a teaspoon
- Fresh basil leaves (to taste; this is optional)
- Salt (to taste; if needed)
- Grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese (for topping)
The Process of Preparing the Thick, Creamy Soup
Here’s the step-by-step process.
Step 1: Heating up the Ingredients
First things first, pour the canned tomato soup into a saucepan and heat it in medium/low setting while stirring.
In another pan, heat the milk simultaneously. Make sure the milk does not come to a boil as this will trigger the milk to separate into lumps when mixed with the tomato soup.
Step 2: Mix the Baking Soda
Add the baking soda to the tomato soup and properly mix it and let it simmer for a while. Baking soda helps to make the tomato soup taste less acidic and ensures an even blend when adding milk later on. You can also opt for blending these two together to avoid any lumps in the mixture.
Step 3: Combine Them Together
Once both the canned tomato soup and the milk have been heated for a few minutes, measure the temperatures. When they have the same temperature, add the tomato soup to the milk (not vice versa; to stop the milk from condensing) and stir continuously until it forms a smooth, creamy texture.
Step 4: Add Some Flavors
Now you can add the garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt to the creamy mixture and let it sit on the stove for around 5 – 10 minutes in a medium-low heat setting. Don’t forget to keep stirring it!
Step 5: Seasoning
Lastly, take the soup off the stove-top and pour it into a bowl. You can add some basil leaves and grated cheese on top, and the freshly made soup is now ready to serve and savor!
You can use sour cream as a substitute for milk as well. But in case you do, leave out the baking soda from the ingredients since the fat in the cream prevents the formation of curdles itself.
N.B. If you are adding cream instead of milk, make sure that the cream is fresh. Otherwise, cream starts to turn more acidic as days go by due to an increase in the concentration of lactic acid. This, in turn, causes the soup and cream mixture to go sour and solidify.
Some Other Recipes to Try out with the Campbell’s Tomato Soup
Although this is a very classic recipe to get done with this canned soup in no time, you could also try some other ways to make the soup more mouth-watering. Here’s our take on some different approaches to this canned good-
Herbed Tomato Soup
Make a pesto sauce with fresh basil, grounded pine nuts, garlic paste, grated cheese, and oil. Mix it with the Campbell’s Tomato soup and simmer it for a while. Serve with grounded pine on top and croutons as a side!
Tomato Soup with Veggies
Mix some sautéed carrot, broccoli or cauliflower, bell pepper, and onions to the canned soup and add some hot sriracha sauce to pump up the spicy level. For topping? Fry an egg and serve with crusted garlic bread or even plain crusted bread.
Seafood Tomato Soup
To add some protein to the classic recipe mentioned earlier, you can add some cooked shrimps or crab meat along with a teaspoon or two of red curry paste. Serve with freshly made steamed rice.
A twist to turn the recipe into a whole new dish is by adding cooked minced beef or diced chicken to the soup and thickening it into the gravy. You can also add meatballs to make it look delicious! Later, just pour the gravy over some cooked noodles or spaghetti, and it’ll be a blessing to your hungry tummy.
Tomato and Cream Cheese Soup
If you do not see yourself as one of those health-conscious people and want to enjoy every bit of those calories, then add some cream cheese to the soup and stir properly to mix it well. Adding baby spinach to the recipe enhances the taste and will make you crave for more during your lunch hours!
You can easily impress your hungry belly or your friends and family in no time with our easy-to-go recipes. Therefore, do not wait any longer and try out these incredible, delectable recipes at home today