Creamy French Tomato Soup

Creamy French Tomato Soup

Serves 4

4 large tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. Creole seasoning

6 oz. tomato paste

1 c. cream/half&half

1 c. chicken broth

4 slices French bread

1 tbsp. butter

1 c. motzarella cheese

1/4 c. parmeasan cheese

Place chopped veggies in a large pot, add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Allow the tomato mixture to come to a soft boil, stirring occasionally. When the onions have softened, transfer the mixture to a blender; blend until smooth. Return to the pot and add remaining ingredients. Pour soup into 4 oven-safe bowls/ramekins.

Lightly butter the sliced french bread; place on a baking sheet. Using a broiler, set to low, toast the bread until golden brown. Place a slice of bread on top each bowl of soup. Top with motzarella and parmeasan cheese. Return to broiler and let cook for a few minutes; just until the cheese is melted.