Tomato Soup (sundried tomatoes & turkey bacon)

April 20, 2017

Recently, I planted some tomato seeds. It’s actually been pretty humid this week, so even though I haven’t watered them in a couple of days, I think they’re still okay. I guess I can still get nice, red tomatoes from Whole Foods, if I manage to forget about my poor tomato plants. I was so inspired by planting these tomatoes that I wanted to make my own tomato soup recipe. It’s got a fun twist that includes two secret ingredients… turkey bacon and sundried tomatoes.

Let me explain.

I baked about a cup of sundried tomatoes, cut in half, in the oven for 4 hours at about 200 degrees fahrenheit. I drizzled them with some olive oil and salt and pepper, and they were amazing! If y’all haven’t tried making your own, I’ve linked a more detailed tutorial here. Also, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of regular bacon, but I was at Whole Food’s the other day and saw some in the meat section, and decided that I had to try it. And I guess I enjoyed it! If any of y’all haven’t had it before, it basically tastes like chicken, but in the shape/texture of bacon. So now I can say I (kind of?) like bacon, I guess!

How delicious does this look?? I’m obsessed.

Products used: immersion blender | white bowl | kitchen towel (similar)

4.7 from 3 reviews
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A fun twist on a classic tomato soup, with the addition of sundried tomatoes and turkey bacon.
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Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • Bay leaf
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 3-4 slices turkey bacon
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook turkey bacon on a skillet until crispy, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Set to the side to cool, then give a rough chop.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook onions, garlic, and carrots for 2 to 3 minutes, until translucent. Add in oregano, thyme, bay leaf, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine everything.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, bacon bits, and sundried tomatoes. Stir, then cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until all ingredients are soft.
  4. Take out the bay leaf, and using an immersion blender, puree the tomato soup until smooth and creamy. Then, melt in cheddar cheese.
  5. Serve with a garnish of fresh parsley. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 Calories: 158

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16 Comments

  • Reply Barbara Alfeo April 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    nom- looks delicious!

    • Reply Ashley April 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thank you :)

  • Reply Linda Memphis April 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Oh my God that looks absolutely divine! And the texture is amazing! I can almost taste it…I’m drooling!! Great post!

    • Reply Ashley April 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thank you! <3

  • Reply Ryan April 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Looks amazing. Love tomato soup…yet oddly cannot stand tomatoes!

    • Reply Ashley April 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

      It took me awhile to get used to tomatoes too… but now I love them!

  • Reply Kathrin April 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Oh yummy! I love you photos and how you present the soup. Even though I was just eating dinner I would like to eat the soup now – haha ;) I’m a very big fan of tomatoes and of soups – so that’s the perfect inspiration for me. Thank you!

    • Reply Ashley April 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

      I love tomatoes! glad you enjoyed :)

  • Reply Relyn April 22, 2017 at 3:45 am

    This looks so healthy! I want to try it out since I’m not a big fan of tomatoes :)

  • Reply blossawe April 22, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The only soup I love is tomato soup and this one looks so yummy! I will try this minus the bacon, thanks for sharing :)

    • Reply Ashley April 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Let me know how it goes! <3

  • Reply Kim April 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, this looks delicious! I would try to make this soon <3

  • Reply Nicki April 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This looks delicious, I need some new recipe ideas so I will definitely try this.

  • Reply Tina Basu April 22, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    wow, Ashley, it looks so gorgeous and bright. I wish to make one soon.

  • Reply Nakeisa April 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Looks good like something to try when I can’t eat much like when I’m sick. I definitely love tomato soup when I’m sick.

    • Reply Ashley April 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

      I agree!

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