Tomato Soup with Number-Shaped Croutons

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  • Warm up any fall afternoon with this effortless tomato puree, which also makes a comforting school-day lunch when packed in a hot soup container.

Kids will love counting down each bite of this delicious soup.


  • 1 can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups cream
  • Sliced bread of your choice
  • Number-shaped cutters


  • Puree tomatoes, celery, broth, lemon juice, cream, salt and pepper in a blender.

  • Pour into a pot and warm on the stove.

  • Toast bread and use number cutouts to make shaped croutons. Serve immediately.