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Creamy Tomato Soup with Egg Noodles on Top

Serves 4

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 large fresh bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 28- to 32-ounce can hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • A few leaves basil, torn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • For the Egg Noodles:
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
PREPARATION

For the soup, heat EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, in a large soup pot over medium to medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, carrot, salt, pepper, thyme, bay and cook partially covered to soften 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and stir 2 minutes; add stock, tomatoes and basil. Simmer partially covered for 30 minutes, remove and discard bay leaf.

Pure soup in a blender and return to pot.

To make the bchamel sauce, melt butter in a saucepot over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk, season with salt and pepper, and let thicken to coat a spoon. Stir bchamel into soup to combine.

For the noodles, beat eggs with cheese, salt, pepper and parsley. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat and add half of the egg mixture. Swirl into a very thin, large layer, cover with loose foil and cook to completely set, 3-4 minutes. Repeat with remaining egg mixture. Remove pan from heat and roll up eggs into 2 logs. Slice each log into 1/4-inch noodles.

Serve soup in shallow bowls topped with a few egg noodles.

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