Bat Wing Soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers
Welcome to the October 2020 Soup Saturday Swappers event led by Wendy of A Day in the Life on Farm! Are you interested in joining this great group of Soup Swappers? Request to join our Facebook group here.
This month Wendy invited us to make Spooky Soups: "The Goblins are gobbling, the witches are whispering and the ghouls are ghosting.....Let's settle them down with a spooky soup or stew to celebrate Halloween."
I don't think I've ever tried to make a soup for Halloween before, but I had fun browsing possible ideas and settled on this one because I love grilled cheese and tomato soup, and this reminded me of that! The cute "bat wings" add a fun element to this rich, hearty, and creamy tomato soup (which you can blend down for a smoother consistency if preferred). Just a couple cans, some garlic, a little cream, and a few seasonings and you'll have a delicious lunch or supper ready in a flash. Cutting out the "wings" is a fun project you can share with your kids!
See all of our Spooky Soups for today!
Bat Wing Soup
1 14-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp olive oil
1 TBS minced garlic (jarred)
1/4 tsp garlic powder, more to taste
1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
1/4 tsp pepper, more to taste
1 tsp Italian seasoning
For the bat wings
2 slices bread
1-2 tsp butter, softened
dash of garlic powder and / or Italian seasoning
- Heat olive oil in a medium soup pot over medium to medium-high heat and sauté the garlic just until fragrant (be careful not to let it burn). Add in the crushed and diced tomatoes, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and stir occasionally, allowing it to come to a low simmer just for a few minutes. If you want the soup completely smooth you can use an immersion blender and blend at this point.
- Stir in the heavy whipping cream. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bread diagonally and use kitchen shears to trim along the sides to shape like bat wings. Smear both pieces of bread with butter and sprinkle with a little bit of garlic powder and / or Italian seasoning.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, flip and bake for another 3 minutes or until toast pieces are golden brown.