Serve this soup topped with crispy bacon bits and buttery bread for dipping. Photo / Babiche Martens

Creamy Tomato Soup With Crispy Bacon Bits

Kids and adults alike will adore this deliciously creamy tomato soup

If you are feeling decadent, add a little more cream to enrich this tomato soup even further. A blob of lightly whipped cream on top is a nice touch if you're serving this soup at a dinner party. This is also a great recipe for children.

Serves 4-6

1 Tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x tins chopped tomatoes
½ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried oregano
1 cup chicken (or vegetable) stock
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup cream
½ cup crispy bacon bits
½ cup chopped parsley

1. Warm the oil in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic, cooking for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, thyme, oregano and stock, bringing to a simmer for 15 minutes.

2. Blend the soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

3. To serve, heat the soup, stir through the cream. Ladle into bowls and top with crispy bacon bits and chopped parsley.

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