Everyone loves Zupas and on a whim one evening I decided to make a Zupas Copycat Tomato Basil Orzo Soup and the results were fantastic!
8-10Tomatoeschopped in quarters
1 1/2cupTomato Sauce
1cupVegetable or Chicken Broth
2tablespoonsFresh Parmesan Cheese
Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet that has been lightly drizzled with olive oil. drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and toss to coat.
sprinkle evenly with kosher salt and black pepper.
roast at 425 for 20-40 minutes or until shriveled and soft.
remove from the oven.
let cool for a few minutes and then place the tomatoes and any accumulated juices from the pan into a blender (we use blendtec) and puree until you have 2 1/2 cups. if you come up short just add tomato sauce or too much just don't use it all.
drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large sauce pot.
heat over medium high heat until shimmering.
add the garlic, turn down to medium and stir frequently.
allow to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
add the tomato puree, juice, broth, tomato sauce brown sugar, salt and pepper.
stir and then allow to come to a boil.
boil for 10 minutes and turn down to a simmer.
add the milk and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in the butter and basil.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta per package instructions.
Ladle the soup into bowls, add a little pasta and parmesan and serve immediately.
Allow soup to cool and store in tupperware up to 4 days or in sealed storage bags in the freezer up to 2 months.
Soup will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator.
Zupas Copycat Tomato Basil Orzo Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 167Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: All Your Favorite Fall Recipes to Warm up to
Keyword: basil, main dish, orzo, pasta, side, soup, tomato, vegetarian