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T is for Tangy Tomato Basil Soup


Ingredients
2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
1 can crushed tomatoes (28 ounces)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon  pepper
¾ cup half and half
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced (not dried)
2 teaspoons sugar

Directions
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, broth, water, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the half and half, basil, and sugar. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through (do not boil). 4-6 servings.

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