5 Minute Creamy Tomato Soup

Cooking can take up so much of your time during a work week. And honestly, this often stresses me out. I am sure a lot of you guys feel the same. Let’s be real, who has the time or the energy

after a busy day at work to prepare ultra-fancy, complicated meals? I for sure don’t… Spending hours in the kitchen after I just got done with work doesn’t work for me. I like to pour myself a glass of red wine, turn my favorite Netflix show on, and be a lazy girl after being productive all day. Now you probably think: Why is she saying this, after all she has a food blog, and went to culinary school?

Well, here is the answer: I love eating! Everything about a beautiful plate full of flavorful things excites me. However, this doesn’t automatically mean I love spending tons of hours in the kitchen washing, peeling, and chopping up onions, parsley, carrots and the other members of the veggie family. I am in love with the result, not necessarily with the time intense process that is involved.

Also, cleaning up that huge mess afterwards is not compatible with an impatient personality like mine. To my boyfriend's disappointment, I can get quite cranky when I am hungry. Therefore, speed is of utter importance if I want to calm this brewing storm inside of me. So, rather than the cooking process itself, it was my passion for eating that inspired me to start a food blog.

Your days are probably just as long, and busy as mine. So I am sure most of you also don't feel the urge to make love to a peeler, or a chopping board once you finally made it home... Therefore, I thought sharing my super yummy 5 minute creamy tomato soup recipe will delight a lot of hungry, impatient bellies out there:-) Here is what you need: 

790 g (27,9 oz) canned tomatoes, pureed

400 g (14,1 oz) heavy whipping cream (30 % fat)

80 g (2,8 oz) Grada Padano (or Parmesan), finely grated

3 ½ tsp sugar

5 tsp salt, or a bit less if desired

6 tsp sunflower oil

Using a blender, puree the tomatoes. Then add the mixture to a stainless steel pan, and add the oil. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir very well until everything is combined. Make sure the cheese does not form lumps, and incorporates well. Let the soup simmer for 2 minutes. Voila, all done! Have fun with this yummy, fast recipe!