The store brand: Campbell's Tomato Soup
1 28 oz can whole plum or diced tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup half and half
I can't even begin to explain how much better the homemade soup was. My husband said in comparison the Campbell's tasted like ketchup, but bad. I made mine with half skim milk and half water. The homemade was just so much more tomato-y and had some texture to it.
The price didn't come out much different. My recipe made more soup - you could easily half this if you are making it for yourself and use a small can of diced tomatoes. It costs a little more to make your own, but TOTALLY worth it in my opinion.
|Campbell's Tomato Soup||21.5 oz||$ 1.12||$ 0.42|
|Homemade||32 oz||$ 1.92||$ 0.48|
Overall, the homemade tomato soup took about 40 minutes from start to finish, but only about 10 minutes of hands-on work. I have to say it was really, really easy.
Bake or Buy? BAKE!