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This recipe originally appeared on my blog over four years ago. I’ve updated the photos but the recipe remains the same–delicious! It was originally part of a weekly Sunday Supper event for Back To School. If you’re like me, you don’t need back to school time as an excuse for getting quick and healthy meals on the table for busy weeknights, right?
This BLT Soup is SO simple to make and filling enough that I’m guessing it will become a family favorite–it is for us! It blends bacon, lettuce and tomato along with a few extra ingredients for a unique twist on this classic flavor combination. And it’s super quick–you can have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes.
The recipe I chose this week is one I actually came across at my local farmer’s market. Each week they have a table where you can pick up recipe cards that often feature seasonal produce or other foods. The recipe is actually part of the Go Texan campaign from the Texas Department of Agriculture!
And since my daughter loves the tomato soup at a local restaurant, I decided that I would try to make a version of that from scratch at home. It was a huge hit and oh so easy to whip up. Double bonus! I will sometimes pair this with a simple grilled cheese sandwich or quesadilla. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic combination that is perfect for a weekend lunch or easy weeknight meal. Another similar family favorite is my Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup–you can make it in 20 minutes or less! I hope you’ll give these recipes a try!
- 8 slices bacon crisply cooked
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 14.5 ounces chicken broth
- 15 ounces cannellini beans or navy beans
- 1 ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup green leaf lettuce shredded
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
- Coarsely crumble bacon and set aside.
- In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together tomatoes, broth, beans and seasoning. Bring to a simmer; stir in vinegar.
- In small bowl, toss together lettuce and basil. Ladle soup into large soup plates or bowls; garnish each serving with crumbled bacon, lettuce and basil.