Tomato and Cheddar Soup

Serves 6

The fact that this nutritious homemade soup is garnished with crisp cheddar crackers will make kids love it even more.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup inely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon frine salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Cheddar crackers for garnish
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Method: 

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium pot. Add celery, onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, half-and-half and butter. Ladle soup into bowls, top with cheddar crackers and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:210 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 910mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 9g protein

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