Cooktop Cove: How to make tomato noodle soup in a slow cooker
I love soup; it’s warm, satisfying, and easy to eat on the go. Tomato soup is a classic, but adding basil, parmesan, and noodles provides a flavorful Italian twist. This creamy, bright soup is a great weeknight meal and the leftovers make a satisfying lunch.
Making tomato soup from scratch takes only a little effort and tastes way better than the canned stuff. This version calls for a Mornay sauce, which takes a few minutes on the stove top, but the velvety texture is well worth the effort. Fresh herbs and veggies provide a mild flavor and natural sweetness. Noodles and a sprinkle of cheese make it substantive enough to have for a meal, but it also pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese sandwich.
Pro tip: You can easily vary the flavor of this soup by using different herbs and cheeses; cheddar and chives or Swiss cheese and dill are two of my favorites.
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