Mashed Potato-Tomato Soup with Parmesan

Creamy, delicious tomato soup thickened with mashed potatoes and topped with Parmesan cheese.  Only 6 ingredients!


4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and chunked

3 tablespoons butter

1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste

4 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock

1/2 cup heavy cream

Parmesan cheese


Place potato chunks in a soup pot, cover with water, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until tender (15 - 20 minutes).  Drain potatoes, return to pot, add butter and mash until smooth with electric mixer. 

Add tomato paste  and stock and bring to a boil, stirring.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add cream and warm through.  Serve topped with grated or shaved Parmesan cheese.  Serves 6.