The Top of a Pizza Soup
This is a take off of my Roasted Tomato soup and a soup my friends had at Tavern on Main in Wakefield, R.I.
3 containers of grape tomatoes
6 ripe plum tomatoes cut into quarter size pieces
8 cloves of garlic
2 large sliced onions
6 to 8 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon sugar
Mix everything together and oven roast at 425 degrees until the tomatoes start to pop and the onions are soft.
Everything should get a nice light caramel glaze.
This takes at least twenty minutes but sometimes mine takes a lot longer because of the moisture in the tomatoes.
Take out of the oven and let cool.
Try not to eat everything now. This is too good.
Put everything into a food processor and pulse till smooth.
Strain into a soup pot and you have this beautiful creamy tomato liquid.
Turn the heat to medium low
Add 8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
3 slices American cheese
2 slices Provolone cheese
One cup of 1/2 and 1/2 milk
Twenty basil leaves. My basil was very small so add ten big leaves but you do need more for garnish.
Adjust your salt now
Heat the soup just until the cheese is melted.
Place in a bowl with some fresh basil and fresh oregano on top
Serve with hot crusty bread maybe a meatball or sausage on the side.
Tavern on Mains soup had a smokey flavor. I’m sure you can get that same flavor by using a smoked cheese.
Melted gruyere is fabulous but very expensive.
My kids said this tasted just like the top of a pizza hence the name was born.