Cozy up to this comforting bowl of goodness! If you’re looking for a simple soup recipe that also fits into your weight loss plan, you’ve come to the right place. Classic tomato soup gets a makeover with fresh veggies, shaved parmesan cheese and spicy red pepper flakes in this Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup recipe. Plus, we have a simple hack that makes this dish easier than ever and ready in minutes!
So, what is the secret to this easy soup recipe? It’s Nutrisystem’s Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup! This stepped-up version of classic tomato soup is a part of our deliciously indulgent line of Restaurant Faves—feel-good meals inspired by popular dishes from famous restaurants. However, they are 100% guilt-free and perfectly portioned with half the calories!
Featuring slow-stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, parmesan cheese and heavy cream, our Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup was inspired by the popular pick from your favorite bread café. It’s a good source of protein and heats up in minutes in the microwave or on the stovetop.
To take this Restaurant Fave to the next level, we added a few simple ingredients that really pump up the flavor and fiber. Steamed cauliflower and fresh kale add a Vegetable serving to this already delicious lunch. We spice things up with some red pepper flakes, and even add some extra parmesan cheese for more decadence.
To make this Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup, start by steaming a quarter-cup of cauliflower until it’s soft. While it’s steaming, heat up the Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup according to the package’s directions. As we already mentioned, you can use the microwave or the stovetop to heat up the soup. The microwave is a bit quicker if you’re in a rush!
While the soup is hot, stir in the steamed cauliflower, a small bunch of kale and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Let the soup sit for a minute or so to allow the kale to wilt and soften. Finally, top the dish with two tablespoons of shaved parmesan cheese before serving.
This recipe makes one serving of Tomato Vegetable Soup, so you don’t have to worry about overindulging! Each serving contains 209 calories.
Not a fan of cauliflower or kale? No problem! You can swap in any other non-starchy vegetable that you enjoy. Try the recipe with steamed broccoli instead of cauliflower. Swap in spinach or arugula in place of the kale. You could even add extra veggies, like sautéed onions or more tomatoes!
The red pepper flakes are also an optional add-in. Spices like this are considered Free Foods on Nutrisystem, so they can be enjoyed in unlimited amounts. You can omit the red pepper flakes if you can’t handle the heat. However, feel free to swap it with other salt-free spices! Garlic powder, onion powder or even black pepper can add some serious flavor to this simple soup.
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Calories per Serving: 209
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 2 Extras, 1 Vegetable (or 1 Nutrisystem Lunch, 2 Extras and 1 Vegetable)
- 1 package Nutrisystem® Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup
- ¼ cup cauliflower florets
- 1 small bunch of kale
- 2 Tbsp. shaved parmesan cheese
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- Steam cauliflower until soft.
- Heat the Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup according to package's directions.
- While the soup is hot, stir in the steamed cauliflower, kale and red pepper flakes. Let it sit for a minute to allow the kale to wilt and soften.
- Top with parmesan cheese before serving.