Ingredients

How to make it

  • Melt the Butter in a soup pot.
  • Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the onion is softened but not browned.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the butter mixture and continue to stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the milk, bay leaf, sugar, and salt and continue to cook and stir until slightly thickened.
  • Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes.
  • Add the tomatoes to the milk, and bring just to a simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and put through a strainer.
  • Taste and correct seasonings.
  • Reheat before serving. Top with Asiago Croutons- The More the Better!
  • Make croutons for the top of the soup by cubing Panera Bread Asiago Loaf into 3/4-inch thick slices.
  • Butter both sides of those slices, then cut the slices into bite-size cubes.
  • Bake the bread in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until crispy.

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    " It was not good "
    gkellygirl ate it and said...
    NOT GOOD - 10/17/12 - Made this for the first time tonight. Taste and consistency were NOTHING like Panera's (which according to many websites I've seen, it's supposed to be a recipe from the Panera Bread cookbook). When I tasted it and realized it was so different and not very good at all, I tried to salvage it by adding garlic and oregano. That didn't help it either. I don't know what it's lacking exactly, but I would NOT recommend this and will certainly never make it again. I choked down one bowl and threw out the rest.
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  • debbieb11 2 years ago
    All I can say is NASTY
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  • djballistic 4 years ago
    I made this and it doesn't have the consistency of Panera Bread's Creamy Tomato Soup with Asiago Croutons. Their soup is semi-thick and red-ish in color and this soup is white for the most part after pouring it through the strainer, leaving the tomatoes out of the finished product. Can anyone clarify if a step was missed on this or something?
    I know if it is put through a blender it gives it the similar texture of the Panera soup but not the color, it would seem the tomatoes need to remain in the soup and the entire soup blended to be closest to the appearance of the original.
    Someone please clarify this.
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    A nice comforting, warm you up from within, soup!
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    One thing about cool weather,you have a chance to try out alot of different soups,and this one will be printed and used,sounds really nice.

    Thank-you

    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Great post! One of my faves. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Love this...Got my 5...:)
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