Soups

Creamy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese croutons

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Perfect for a snowy Saturday at home but special enough for company, it’s the best thing to happen to soup since . . . sandwiches!

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2 tbsp butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 small carrots, peeled and chopped
2 small celery stalks, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
796-mL can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 slices white bread
2 square slices cheddar cheese
1. MELT 2 tbsp butter in a large saucepan over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft, 4 to 5 min. Add carrots, celery, pepper, tomato paste, lime juice, sugar, salt and cayenne. Season with fresh pepper. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 min. Add broth and diced tomatoes and juices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are tender, 20 min. 2. PURÉE in 2 batches in a blender until smooth. Return to saucepan set over low to keep warm. 3. SPREAD 2 tbsp butter on both sides of each bread slice. Heat a large frying pan over medium and lay 2 slices in pan. Top each with 1 slice of cheese, then remaining bread. Cook, flipping halfway, until cheese is melted and bread is golden, 4 min. Remove from pan and let cool slightly. Cut into 1/2-in. cubes. 4. LADLE soup into bowls and top with grilled cheese croutons.
Nutritions

Calories
240

Sodium
860mg
35% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
6g
26% DV

This crispy Oven Fried Chicken recipe is coated with Ranch dressing and dredged in a flavorful blend of Corn Flakes, bread crumbs and zesty seasoning. Use chicken breast, thighs or drumsticks for an oven baked dinner that tastes like it's deep-fried! The easy oven fried chicken is delicious alongside mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, or Southern-style green beans.

1 c Ranch salad dressing
1 c dry breadcrumbs
1 c Corn Flakes cereal crumbs
2 t sugar
2 t paprika
2 t onion powder
2 t garlic powder
2 t kosher salt
1/4 c canola oil
3-4 lbs. bone-in chicken pieces ( skin removed )
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  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Place a rack on top of a large rimmed baking sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil. Spray rack with cooking spray and set aside.
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Nutritions

Calories
1160

Sodium
2401mg
100% DV

Fat
45g
70% DV

Protein
82g
165% DV

Carbs
107g
36% DV

Fiber
10g
40% DV