Trish’s Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

Trish posted this awesome Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup recipe on our Facebook page.  Doesn’t it look yummy? It’s also easy, healthy and yuppers: Frugal!

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 c diced carrot, celery, onion
  • 1 TSP dried oregano
  • 1 TBSP dried basil
  • 4c chicken broth
  • 1/2 bay leaf.
  • 1/2c butter
  • 1/2c flour
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of half and half


  1. Add the vegetables and spices to your slow cooker on low for 5-7 hours.
  2. When the vegetables are soft start a roux in a good size pot.
  3. Melt the butter and then add the flour and whisk.
  4. Let it get bubbly to cook off flour taste.
  5. Add 1 c of soup. Slowly keep adding soup.
  6. Add 1c parmesean cheese grated.
  7. Stir and add 2c half and half. Stir.
  8. Keep heat low on pot for another 30 min.

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