Whether you’re dreaming about a French cruise, or want to re-create that yummy treat you had on board, this recipe is exactly what you’re looking for. And so easy to make! Tomato soup – the perfect comfort food. Once you’ve mastered it, try adding garnishes to fit the occasion – like placing sliced sauteed mushrooms on top!

INGREDIENTS

Croutons: Viking Cruise French Recipe Creamy Tomato Soup with Truffle Oil and Crouton
6 slices French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 T olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Soup:
4 T butter
1 C chopped onion
2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 C low-sodium chicken broth
2 C half-and-half
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Garnish:
White truffle oil

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F.
To make the croutons, place bread pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to combine. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the soup, melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, half-and-half, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Working in batches if necessary, transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with croutons and 3-5 drops of truffle oil before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings.

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