Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Look at those water spots, for shame store brand dishwasher detergent

Look at those water spots, for shame store brand dishwasher detergent

This is a simple soup that uses a mix of fresh and canned tomatoes, perfect for using up a smaller batch from a dwindling garden. We used buttermilk because we always have it on hand, but cream would also taste great.

Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh tomatoes, chopped coarsely
  • 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2-4 ounces gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or heavy cream
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toss onion and tomatoes with olive oil on a baking sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees. The veggies should be soft and fragrant, but not crisp. Puree vegetable mix with canned tomatoes until smooth. Place mix and broth in a stockpot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let soup simmer for about 10 minutes. In a small bowl mix buttermilk and cheese until it’s as smooth as possible. Pour into the stock pot. Stir to incorporate. Allow to thicken slightly, about five minutes. Adjust seasoning. Serve warm. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.

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12 Responses to Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

  1. Tomatoes, gorgonzola and buttermilk! It was hard not to click on this post the minute it popped up in my email reader! :)

  2. Karie Engels says:

    Phenomenal flavors!

  3. sallybr says:

    love the buttermilk addition… Not cold enough for soup yet…. but that time shall come… (sigh)

  4. sanjapanja says:

    I know my husband will love this one!

  5. Soup Weather is coming soon around here – this sounds wonderful :)

  6. Rachel says:

    Wowza – here I just bought a tub of gorgonzola “crumbles” yesterday! Love that “stinky” cheese!! Mmmmm…

  7. Ruth says:

    Tomato soup with sharp cheddar has always been comfort food to me, so I think I’d enjoy your variation, too.

  8. I like that you called out the dishwasher detergent.

  9. Raymund says:

    This something new to me, I never had used gorgonzola in soups

  10. cecilia says:

    My tomatoes are not dwindling yet but this sure looks good… c

  11. ChgoJohn says:

    Roasting the tomatoes before using them to make soup is such a great idea, as is using the buttermilk and gorgonzola. I’ll be making this in the Fall. Thanks, Greg.

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