Crema di Pomodoro {Cream of Tomato Soup}

It’s almost SOUP season. Are you ready? I am! I’ve decided to kick start the season with this rich and thick Cream of Tomato Soup. It’s made with the last of my fresh tomatoes from my garden {I used a combination of yellow and red tomatoes producing this gorgeous orange soup} and the secret ingredient – potatoes! That’s right potatoes. It thickens the soup and gives it an extra complexity. It will have your family wondering what it is about this soup that’s so rich and delicious ; )

Want to know why I’m so ready for soup season? It’s because of my new super sexy RED BLENDTEC blender. Are you wondering “WILL IT BLEND“… You betcha bottom dollar it can blend. I’ve been making soups galore since it arrived. A Creamy Corn Soup with a kick {I’ll be sharing that with you soon} this incredibly rich and thick Cream of Tomato Soup and of course we needed to “test” some Mom & Dad beverages.

It takes seconds to blitz into oblivion. It’s one POWERFUL machine. I’m pretty sure I could jump my car off with it should need be *wink wink*  Now who wants to WIN ONE?

PRODUCT SPECIFICS: Blendtec Total FourSide Factory Reconditioned Blender (value $484.95) plus an additional Wild Side jar. You choose: RED, BLACK or WHITE base!

13 Amps
1560 Watts
Direct-drive motor
Solid-state electronics
Dimensions: 7″ wide x 15″ tall x 8″ deep
Actual weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Package Includes:
Total Blender Motor Base
FourSide Pitcher
Wild Side Pitcher
Vented Pitcher Lids
Recipe Book
Owner’s Manual

EDITED TO ADD: CONTEST HAS ENDED. Thank you all for your entries. Winner is # 258 JESSICA {THE NOVICE CHEF}! Congratulations Jessica! I know you’re going to love yours!


To Enter to win this incredible blender


  1. Visit the BLENDTEC  SITE and tell me which blender tickles your fancy.[bonus entries: you MUST leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry to count]
  2. Follow bell’alimento on TWITTER
  3. RT the following: “I just entered to win a @BLENDTEC blender from @bellalimento! Enter now
  4. Like bell’alimento on FACEBOOK
  5. Follow bell’alimento on STUMBLE UPON & THUMBS UP this post
  6. Follow bell’alimento on PINTEREST & PIN this SOUP photo
  7. Sign up for our RSS feed or EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION.
  8. Like Blendtec on FACEBOOK
  9. Follow Blendtec on TWITTER

That’s 9 chances to WIN! LEGAL SCHMEGAL: Contest is open to US addresses only {sorry to my international friends but shipping is ‘spensive} Contest is open through TUES SEPT 13th. One winner will be drawn by a random number generator or my 4 year old ; )
Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn. Winner can choose from RED, WHITE or BLACK blender bases.

In bocca al lupo {Good Luck}


Disclaimer: Blendtec provided me with a factory reconditioned blender to review and they are also providing the same blender to one lucky winner. My opinions are my own. Always have been, always will be.

Print This Recipe

Crema di Pomodoro {Cream of Tomato Soup}
What you’ll need:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion – minced
2 pounds tomatoes – peeled
1 tablespoon fresh basil – roughly chopped
2 small potatoes – cubed
1 bouillon cube
1/2 cup heavy cream.

What to do:
1. In a sauce p an add butter: Heat over medium heat until melted. Add onions. Saute until softened. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes.

2. Add potatoes, bouillon and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes until potatoes are fork tender.

3. Transfer mixture to blender. Secure lid. If using Blendtec, press SOUPS button. If using a different blender, pulse until mixture is silky and smooth.

4. Return blended mixture to pan. Add cream.  Check for seasoning. Add salt/pepper if necessary. Stir to combine.

Buon Appetito!


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