Watercress Tomato Soup with Bacon

Watercress adds a peppery kick to make this soup overflow with flavor. Pair with a grilled cheese or let it shine as the main dish!

  1. Combine tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic cloves, and a large slice of onion in a stockpot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for about 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. In another pan, begin frying bacon until slightly crisp. Set aside to cool before chopping.
  3. Remove the tomato boil from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl or pan. Discard any remaining ingredients left in the food mill.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat in the now, empty stockpot. Stir in flour to make a roux by cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture turns medium brown.
  5. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture to prevent lumps from forming, then stir in bacon. Season with sugar and salt to taste.
  6. Top with parmesan and watercress. Enjoy!

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