Parmesan Tomato Basil Soup

Serves 2 | Finish in 1 hour 25 minutes


3 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
2 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Red Onion 
2 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Garlic 
1 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Basil 
1 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Oregano 
4 cups Chicken broth
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
2 cups milk
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper 


Heat oil in large pot. Add celery, and carrots. Saute 5 minutes. Then add Litehouse basil, oregano, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender (15 minutes).
While soup simmers, melt butter over low heat in a different pot, add flour and cook, stir for 5-7 minutes. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup. Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth. Add back into soup pot.
Simmer, stirring constantly, until soup begins to thicken. Add Parmesan cheese and whisk to blend. Stir milk and add salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then serve!

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