Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup

Yesterday we had a birthday celebration in our office.  Typically we bring stuff in for breakfast treats, and then have cake in the afternoon.  My contribution was my Copycat Nature Valley Granola Bars, and my blueberry lemon scones.  I made the granola last night while I was making dinner.  I have to say, I skip the step of toasted the oats and I can’t tell a difference, so I just mix the granola and bake it.  The scones?  A one bowl recipe, which I love.  I pulled them out of the oven about 5 minutes before I had to leave for work.  They cooled on the drive to work.

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I ended up making a Chobani parfait – plain Greek yogurt, raspberries, some of my crumbled granola, and some whip cream on top for kicks.

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My left knee has been bothering me, so I took it easy on my lunch time workout.  I did day 2 of the squats, then walked for 40 minutes.

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Is there any more classic combo than grilled cheese and tomato soup?  I didn’t think so.  My friend from work gave me a bag of cherry tomatoes from her Dad’s garden.  I don’t like cherry tomatoes by themselves, the seeds are so gross to me – BUT I knew I would love it in a soup.  I ended up adding a couple hatch chiles to the roasting pan, some carrots, celery and one the tomatoes my Mom gave me from her garden.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup


  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 28 ounce Tomatoes, Crushed, Canned
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Heat oven to 400.  Toss the tomatoes, carrots, celery, (hatch peppers if you have them – but mine didn’t have much taste, so I left it out of the recipe above) and roast for 30 minutes.  Let them cool slightly.  In a stock pot add garlic, roasted veggies, chicken broth, canned tomatoes and crushed red pepper and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for about 15 minutes.  Using a stick blender, blend the soup.  Take off the heat and stir in the half cup of heavy cream.

The best thing about this soup besides it tasting awesome?  This makes 4 servings – each serving approximately 1.5 cups – 246 calories, 9.1 fat, 41 carbs, 10 fiber and 10 protein.  One serving is also 153% of your Vitamin A, 93% of your Vitamin C and 42% of your daily iron. #winning!

I had burgers and sweet potato fried on my menu.  Tony always jokes with me because I love tiny food.  Silver dollar pancakes, sliders, etc.  Now that I can buy slider buns I decided to make myself two sliders for dinner.  I started out with 4 ounces of meat, and just seasoned my meat with 1 tablespoon A-1 sauce and salt and pepper.  Topped it with light extra sharp Cabot cheese, and pickled radishes and Dijon mustard.  So good!

The fries I just tossed in a bit of olive oil and baked them for about 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.  Dipped into my sriracha whiskey bbq ketchup – dinner was a winner!  Tony ended up eating a burger too!  Although a frozen patty – he likes skinny burgers and when I make them from ground beef, they tend to puff up too much for his liking.

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I didn’t end up doing Insanity last night because of my knee – didn’t want to push it and this morning it feels 75% better.  Better safe than sorry, right?!  But I still got all my steps in!

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It’s a beautiful day today after a couple days of rain.  It’s 68 degrees today and our high today is 73 – perfect!  Time to get my shit together – make it a great day!

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  • Erica
    August 27, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I love tiny food too :). That soup sounds amazing! I love tomato anything. Josh doesn’t like tomatoes and can only do tomato sauce if its minimal and ground to have no chunks at all. I’m still hoping to change his mind about tomatoes hehe. Great job with the breakfast food for work. I also don’t toast my oats before making granola…thats just too much time/effort.

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:44 am

      And I don’t think toasting the oats adds to the flavor, I mean, the granola is baked! OMG, your daughter in her leotard – such a cute picture! Hope she like gymnastics!

  • Kym
    August 27, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Now you have done it. I have to get off my bottom and get a stick blender this weekend. I was just at the store last night too. It is funny because I have never been a tomato soup fan until I tried one homemade.Now it is a little bowl of comfort 🙂 Tiny food, yes please. I love tiny everything except I do have a set of HUGE coffee cups. They are so big we use them for soup etc. Do you know if the scones freeze well? My family is not a fan but I like them.

    • Biz319
      August 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

      We must be twins Kym because I LOVE huge coffee mugs!

      Yes, the scones freeze great. After they cool, put the whole cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then put them in a ziplock bag – by freezing them individually they won’t stick together in the bag.

      Just defrost for 30 seconds in the microwave, then put them in a toaster oven for 5 minutes on the broiler setting – they will taste just like they came out of the oven!

  • Christine
    August 27, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Cherry tomatoes are now on my list from the farmer’s market this week! I love, love, love tomato soup – it’s my absolute favorite food right now but it’s so expensive from a can. I’m definitely going to give this a try – I wonder if it will freeze well? Hope your knee feels better! Have a great day! 🙂

    • Biz319
      August 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Plus the sodium level on canned tomato soup is through the roof!

  • Joyce
    August 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

    This is such an answer for the big bag of cherry tomatoes I got the other day at our out door market. I also got a big bag of regular tomatoes which I made tomato sauce by putting them in oven and roasting them with onions, garlic and a little Balsamic vinegar….DELICIOUS. However I keep seeing these little tomatoes staring at me and tonight this will be dinner for us. I was REALLY beginning to feel guilty…..lol Now if I just could figure out what to do with these red peppers………

  • Kim
    August 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’ve never been a huge tomato soup fan but yours looks awesome!!!
    Hope your knee quits bugging you soon!!!

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Rested two days – skipped the squats, and today its 95% back – woop!

  • Louise
    August 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    That cherry tomato soup sounds familiar….just like your roasted vegies for spaghetti sauce that we so love here in this house. Now I can hardly wait for my cherry tomatoes to ripen. I usually get a lot from friends too. So tomato soup is on the menu.

    I might be getting another batch of beets in the next few days, so another pot of borscht is in my future. My stick blender will be getting a lot of use in the next few weeks….a very handy tool in the kitchen.

    Burgers and sweet potato fries looks good, did you do the fries like the white fries…must try that too. Scones and parfait look delish. Today was grapefruit Chobani with 1 tablespoon All Bran on top…..becoming a favorite to me.

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

      It’s pretty similar, but the soup is thinner because of the broth. Yep, same method as the baked fries – although I did cook the sweet potato fries about 10 minutes shorter – they cooked a lot faster.

      Loving the Chobani grapefruit too! My co-worker found the watermelon – I am going to try that today.

  • A Life From Scratch
    August 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Those scones…..I DIE!

    I laughed so hard about your daughter talking non stop after school – so funny and SO different than Logan! I know NOTHING – ha! And I begin to annoy myself with how many questions I keep asking him! 😉

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Yep, boys and girls are so different in the aspect – I am sure when you ask L what he did at school he’s say “nothing.”

  • Helen
    August 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Ok, everyone else is going to talk about your amazing recipes and I’m going to tell you that your knee could be bothering your BECAUSE of the squats. And if it’s acting up, you really shouldn’t be doing squats! Pick another challenge, please 😀

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I listened Helen – no squats for me – my knee is 95% better today 😀

  • Fran
    August 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I was thinking the same as Helen about your knee, could be the squats. Personally I don’t think it’s good to do 30 days of squats or pushups or whatever. I believe that variation is the key. If you do a strength program you don’t work the same muscles every time.

    That soup looks really delicious, I love home made tomato soup.

    Just a couple of days with rain LOL We have had just 1! day without rain in August and that was yesterday. It has been too cold for August and too wet. I hope September will be better.

    • Biz
      August 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Yep, I think I agree with you – too much of the same repetition on my knee – I have to remember I am not 25 anymore!

  • Candace @ Cabot
    August 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

    The soup looks divine…a perfect way to celebrate the bounty of the garden. And of course, pairing it with a grilled cheese sandwich – that’s just the best combo ever!

  • Biz
    August 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I couldn’t agree more Candace! 😀 Cheese makes everything better. Well, that and bacon. Oh, and hot sauce.

  • elizabeth
    August 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Oh, that tomato soup looks divine. It’s going to be way too hot to make a soup like that this week, but I am keeping it in mind for when it gets cooler again and roasting things in the oven is a better idea!