My sister and I had this for dinner last night and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. This may be my new favorite soup. It was such a very tasty combination of flavors, easy to make, and fairly inexpensive (Kara bought it and made it for me, but I was there when she did it, so I can attest to the easiness of it, and she said it was cheap!).
I love cheese, so anything with cheese automatically sounds good to me. I like Gorgonzola (tastes a lot like Blue Cheese) but I can only take it in small amounts and if it is mixed in with something. This was the perfect amount of cheese, and the flavor blended so well with the creamy cream cheese. It was more subtle than I thought it would be, which was perfect.
I also really loved the sweetness of the chopped red peppers and the fresh taste of the basil (the recipe calls for dried basil, but Kara bought fresh and it was wonderful). The chunks of tomatoes were perfect for the texture. Some reviews of the recipe said that people used and immersion blender, and you could, but it was thick and creamy without doing it. Personally, I liked the chunkiness of it.
Here is the link to the recipe. It is calculated to serve 4, but Kara and I finished off the whole pot. I would definitely double it. We had it with a nice crusty loaf of bread and it was a heavenly meal.
Thank you to my wonderful sister for a delicious meal and the best company a girl can get.