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10 Minute Tomato Soup (Picky Palate Cookbook)

My grilled cheese + tomato soup obsession began when I was little.  Just like 95.6% of the other Mom’s in America did, my mother served up Cream of Tomato soup from the red & white can once in a while (you can probably relate if you were a 70’s kid).  I loved the stuff by itself, but when served with a grilled cheese sandwich it became extra-special.  My favorite thing was tearing off bits of the sandwich and dropping it into the bowl to be scooped up with spoonfuls of soup.  I totally admit to still doing that!  Nowadays for lunch I make a grilled cheese with added fresh tomato (I won’t eat the canned stuff anymore), but it’s even better when I can whip up some homemade Tomato Soup to go along with that grilled cheese.

This super quick (10 minute!!) Tomato Soup comes from newly released The Picky Palate Cookbook.  It’s creamy and delicious with some basil and garlic mixed in too.  It’s also kid-friendly… get the kids to help you and show them how easy it is to make Tomato Soup!  And don’t you dare forget the grilled cheese!

Do you have a family?
Do you have kids who tend to be picky eaters?
Do you need some new ideas for simple, family-friendly meals?
Then this cookbook is for you!  

Jenny Flake’s Picky Palate blog has been a daily read for me since she began blogging five years ago.  Her simple style and creative way with recipes works for me and my family.  I always knew that her cookbook would be great too.  I love that Jenny doesn’t use crazy ingredients that are tough to find at the grocery store, and that she keeps preparation simple.  The book includes recipes for breakfast, main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and desserts.  All of her recipes were created with picky palates in mind.  I’m excited to try the Nutella- Banana- Stuffed French Toast, Maple-Bacon Muffins with Sweet Butter, Skillet-Baked Mac and Cheese, Spanish Rice, Homemade Potato Chips, Smoked Cheddar BBQ Chicken Mac, Garlic- Toasted Spaghetti Pot Pie, Shrimp Linguini in Tomato Cream Sauce, Black Bean Guacamole Burgers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Monkey Bread, and No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars.  My 11 year old son has tagged about 80% of the recipes in the book for us to make together.  It’s definitely a must-have cookbook for families.


Here’s How To Enter to win a copy of The Picky Palate Cookbook:  This giveaway is now closed- randomly selected commenter Daneen is the lucky winner.  Thanks to all for entering!

1.  Leave a comment here and tell me….What kind of meal do you make that is a good one for picky eaters?

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

10 Minute Tomato Soup

Quick recipe for a creamy tomato soup!

Ingredients:

Two 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
12 medium fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until smooth.

2. Pour the soup into a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add the heavy cream, stir to combine, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until hot. Serve warm.

Source:  RecipeGirl.com (re-printed with permission from The Picky Palate Cookbook)

Disclosure:  The book for this giveaway is being provided by Wiley & Sons.  I was given a copy of The Picky Palate Cookbook for review, and all opinions shared are my own.

473 Responses to “10 Minute Tomato Soup (Picky Palate Cookbook)”

  1. postedOct 29, 2012 3:53 AM

    I must say that tomato soup and grilled cheese is definitely a fall back meal in our house along with mac and cheese. My kids really aren’t that picky and I am very thankful for that. What a great giveaway…that book is on my list on of ones to buy!!!

  2. postedOct 29, 2012 4:03 AM
    SaraJ

    Spaghetti or tacos.

  3. postedOct 29, 2012 4:11 AM

    What kind of meal do you make that is a good one for picky eaters? Thank goodness no one is picky in my house…they’ve learned not to be :) I think pizza is pretty much universally acceptable by everyone though!

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  7. postedOct 29, 2012 4:40 AM

    We just had grilled cheese and tomato soup last night (ours came from the can, hehe…the 70’s girl in me I guess). Although, I prefer my tomato soup with a peanut butter sandwich dipped in the soup. mmmmm. With four kids I have been blessed to not have picky eaters. One of the four chooses to not eat meat, but otherwise life is good around here. My husband is probably the pickiest eater, he counts right? No casseroles when he eats…food doesn’t touch and mingle much on his plate!!! Meat, potato, veggie man.

  8. postedOct 29, 2012 4:51 AM
    Jayme@Beachreader

    Fried chicken and mashed potatos is my go to for the picky eaters in my life.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jayme@Beachreader

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  11. postedOct 29, 2012 4:56 AM
    lisatberry

    For picky eaters I always make panko crusted chicken breast. It’s an adult version of chicken tenders but is a hit with the young and old

  12. postedOct 29, 2012 5:04 AM

    Looks great! Love this combo!

    For picky eaters?? Burgers!

  13. postedOct 29, 2012 5:20 AM

    I make tacos for picky eaters! So easy to let them be picky about what to put on them.

  14. postedOct 29, 2012 5:26 AM
    Kel

    For picky eaters — hiding veges in tomato sauce and pasta!

  15. postedOct 29, 2012 5:41 AM
    Laura H.

    I make spaghetti or potato soap. There is never leftovers!

  16. postedOct 29, 2012 6:00 AM
    Lauren

    Tacos and walking tacos always seem to be a hit with everyone.

  17. postedOct 29, 2012 6:02 AM
    Donna Tanner

    Chicken is always good for the picky eater. Not fried but baked strips coated in crushed corn flakes. A question about your tomato soup recipe….can I just use crushed tomatoes and leave out the food processor step?

    • October 29th, 2012 @ 6:24 AM

      That would make for a very chunky soup. It would definitely not be the same!

  18. postedOct 29, 2012 6:05 AM

    For my brother’s kids (who are eternally picky), I make a pasta sauce that is loaded with hidden veggies! They never know & they eat it all up!

  19. postedOct 29, 2012 6:08 AM
    Laura in Texas

    Comfort food when the kids had a bad day or feeling like they’re trying to get sick and just aren’t hungry. In particular, hamburger meat, shredded cheese and macaroni elbows gets everyone eating.

  20. postedOct 29, 2012 6:11 AM
    Karla G

    Chicken strips for that picky eater of mine!

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  25. postedOct 29, 2012 6:34 AM
    Samantha

    For picky eaters, I go with chicken cutlets…kind of like a better version of chicken nuggets.

  26. postedOct 29, 2012 6:35 AM
    Kara D

    I make a monochromatic meal such as a roast chicken with mashed potatoes, and an optional vegetable!

  27. postedOct 29, 2012 6:37 AM

    We are loving Jenny’s book! Yay!

  28. postedOct 29, 2012 6:46 AM
    Cathy

    I go for some form of pizza…I make the kids a cheese pizza and the adults get something a little more adventurous.

  29. postedOct 29, 2012 6:55 AM

    Pasta – whenever my friends kids come over its always pasta oh or tacos!

  30. postedOct 29, 2012 6:59 AM

    My son is the pickiest eater. He will drink smoothies so I make sure to pack them with spinach. He knows and doesn’t mind.

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    Jessica H.

    this week steak sandwiches seems to calm the throngs

  35. postedOct 29, 2012 7:12 AM

    For picky eaters I always go with quesadillas!

  36. postedOct 29, 2012 7:12 AM
    Joanna H.

    Macaroni and cheese….always a hit!

  37. postedOct 29, 2012 7:20 AM
    Josephine Chinn

    Paninis always do the trick with picky eaters! So many unlimited ingredients to stuff between two slices of bread and then grill them.

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  41. postedOct 29, 2012 7:27 AM
    Chris Roach

    I find that breakfast meals any time of day are best for my 3 picky eaters! Eggs, pancakes, etc…. and my kids eat peas.

  42. postedOct 29, 2012 7:28 AM
    Bunny

    Pepperocini Roast in the crock pot – super easy and never fails whether I serve it with veggies on the side or shredded and turned into roast beef po boys – yum!

  43. postedOct 29, 2012 7:32 AM
    Ali

    Mac n cheese hot dogs

  44. postedOct 29, 2012 7:37 AM
    Denise M

    A cheese quesadilla or a bean and cheese burrito is always a crowd pleaser at my house

  45. postedOct 29, 2012 7:38 AM
    Sherrie

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup or Mac and cheese

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  47. postedOct 29, 2012 7:57 AM
    Kim S.

    Tacos! Set up a taco bar and every one can make them the way they like.

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  51. postedOct 29, 2012 8:06 AM
    Angie

    My son is an extremely picky eater. I feel accomplished when I can sneak zucchini into his brownies.

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  56. postedOct 29, 2012 8:10 AM
    Maureen

    Mac & cheese and I put Canadian bacon in it with some peas. The cheese masks the flavor of the peas for them.

  57. postedOct 29, 2012 8:12 AM
    Kat

    Tacos – everyone can make their own!

  58. postedOct 29, 2012 8:13 AM
    Karen Lynch

    Luckily my picky eater has expanded her palate as she grows, watching food shows has helped. A never fail with her was pork chops with applesauce.

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  61. postedOct 29, 2012 8:16 AM

    We decided that we weren’t going to allow our children to grow up to be picky eaters. You HAVE TO try everything once, but you can request certain things not to be made again. So far only spaghetti squash and non-fried forms of tofu have been vetoed. Still, we do have guests from time to time, and when they have picky kids I tend to make shells and cheese with mozzarella.

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  64. postedOct 29, 2012 8:16 AM
    Katy

    Both of my kids are really picky eaters…pancakes are a huge fall back meal in our house. Especially pumpkin pancakes!

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    Katy

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  67. postedOct 29, 2012 8:24 AM
    stacey

    I make bacon, cheeseburger pasta. Very kid friendly and quick

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  70. postedOct 29, 2012 8:26 AM
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  71. postedOct 29, 2012 8:30 AM
    Anne Caffey

    I make tacos with mexican rice – always a hit with my family!

  72. postedOct 29, 2012 8:32 AM
    Lisa Thomas

    Spaghetti is my go-to meal for my picky eaters (which includes my husband!).

  73. postedOct 29, 2012 8:33 AM
    Karen Lynch

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  74. postedOct 29, 2012 8:33 AM
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  79. postedOct 29, 2012 8:50 AM
    Diane in Cincinnati

    my picky eaters love meatloaf!

  80. postedOct 29, 2012 8:51 AM
    Nicole

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  84. postedOct 29, 2012 9:22 AM
    Terra

    For picky eaters- I usually make a taco buffet when I have people over and I am not sure who will like what- that way everyone can make their own!

  85. postedOct 29, 2012 9:29 AM
    Ceri Y

    My picky eaters do well when the veggies are pureed into my marinara – carrots, brocolli, you name it! I’d love Jenny’s Cookbook :)

  86. postedOct 29, 2012 9:47 AM
    Kristine R.

    I have some picky ones at my house. I am always searching for something new to try that won’t be picky about at every meal.
    Everything sounds great.

  87. postedOct 29, 2012 9:48 AM

    My kids are super picky but love chicken spaghetti.

  88. postedOct 29, 2012 9:48 AM

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  89. postedOct 29, 2012 9:51 AM

    Turkey pot pie! My picky cousins love it!

  90. postedOct 29, 2012 10:06 AM
    Leah

    Shwarma!

  91. postedOct 29, 2012 10:14 AM

    My daughter is so picky when it comes to fruits & veggies. On their own, she’ll eat carrots, potatoes, bananas, and sometimes apples (and maybe a couple others I’ve forgotten). We do a lot of fruit smoothies (w/spinach, flax, & chia seed). I mostly use frozen strawberries and blueberries, along with bananas, grapes, orange juice, apples…whatever I have on hand. I also like to roast carrots, zucchini, and other veggies, then mix them into home made tomato pasta sauce. The best part is that she helps and knows what’s in these, and still eats/drinks them :-)

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  93. postedOct 29, 2012 10:22 AM
    Valerie

    Our picky eaters love panini night! We set out all sorts of sandwich ingredients and everyone makes their own!

  94. postedOct 29, 2012 10:26 AM
    samW

    we do “assemble your own” tacos & pizzas when we have kids over – that way they can add whatever they want & leave off what they don’t!

  95. postedOct 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    I would say cookies! They`re easily adaptable for picky eaters!

  96. postedOct 29, 2012 10:27 AM
    MaryB

    Chicken and mashed potatoes or soup and bread are the go-to meals for the picky eaters in my family.

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