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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crisps

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crisps

Treat yourself to a comforting meal in the form of this tomato soup with alphabet pasta. It's a nostalgic throwback to the childhood favorite. The crunchy Parmesan fricos provide a sophisticated touch that your family will love.

If you can't find alphabet pasta, simply use another small quick-cooking shape. Serve with a green salad on the side and homemade croutons for dipping.

Sound scrumptious? Check out the recipe and read more.

Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crisps

Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crisps

Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crisps


2 cups shredded parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
One 32-ounce container (4 cups) vegetable broth
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1/2 pound alphabet pasta
Salt and pepper


  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner.
  2. Sprinkle four 1/4-cup mounds of Parmesan about 2 inches apart onto each prepared baking sheet; slightly flatten with a spoon. Bake until golden-brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool for 30 seconds.
  3. Using a thin metal spatula, drape the crisps over a rolling pin until hardened into shape, about 3 minutes.
  4. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook, stirring, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and tomatoes, cover, and bring to a boil.
  5. Using a blender, puree the soup with the butter.
  6. In the soup pot, stir the pasta into the soup, and cook until al dente, Stir in 1 to 2 cups water, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Ladle the soup into 4 mugs and top each with 2 Parmesan crisps. The Parmesan crisps can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Serves 4.

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