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Tomato soup with parmesan crisp

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For the soup

  • 2kg. tomatoes or big plum tomatoes
  • 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 4 teaspoons sugar (preferably brown)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 500ml. chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons cream milk
  • salt and pepper


For the parmesan crisp

  • Grated parmesan


The soup

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C degrees.
  2. Cover the baking pan with a baking sheet and aluminum foil on top of it (makes for easier clean up).
  3. Cut the tomatoes lengthwise and arrange them in the baking pan.
  4. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of olive oil on the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 1 hour.
  6. Remove the baking pan from the oven. When tomatoes cool down a bit, peel the garlic cloves.
  7. Chop the onion (preferably in the mixer).
  8. Cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for a few minutes in a large pot, then add the oregano, sugar and butter. Stir well until the onion is brown.
  9. Prepare the chicken stock (one cube in 500ml. of boiling water).
  10. Add the tomatoes, the garlic and the chicken stock and let them cook covered for 20 minutes in medium heat. Stir occasionally.
  11. Place an immersion blender into the pot and puree the soup. If you don’t have one, use the mixer (you’ll have to repeat a few times). Make sure the soup has no chunks left and it is smooth and creamy.
  12. Pour the soup back into the pot add the cream milk and stir well.

Parmesan crisp


The parmesan crisps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C degrees.
  2. Place a greaseproof paper on a shallow baking dish.
  3. Take a biscuit cutter and fill it up with parmesan. Press down the cheese and shape it. Repeat.
  4. Bake until parmesan melts.
  5. Remove from the oven, let them cool down a bit and lift them gently with a spatula.

Serve the soup and gently place one crisp on top.

Tomato soup with parmesan crisp

Tomato soup with parmesan crisp

Published in Meatless Mondays Recipes Soups


  1. Sue Sue

    I am going to make this but as I re read the recipe there is a couple of errors..step number 2 is confusing. Also, the ingredient list says cream milk and it looks like there’s cream in a little dish but the directions call for cream cheese. Also, 2 tablespoons of dried oregano seems like a lot. I am going to wing it and hope for the best because the picture looks amazing. 🙂

    • Hi Sue,
      You’re right, I corrected it. I’ve tried both cream milk and cream cheese and they both tasted good, but I prefer the cream milk.
      The recipe makes 4-6 servings, so 2 tablespoons is ok, but herbs and spices are always used to taste. You can use less and add some more, if you want, while pureeing the soup (step 11).
      Thank you so much for the feedback, please let me know how it turned out for you 🙂

  2. Sue Sue

    It came out fantastic! I ended up using 2 tsp. of the oregano and the cream. Everyone in my family loved it, especially with the parmesan crisps. 🙂

    • I’m so happy to hear that! thank you 🙂

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