Hearty Tomato Soup

1 med onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 tbs margarine or butter
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 pkg ( 3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups milk
2 cans (10-3/4 oz each) condensed tomato soup
2 cans (16 oz each) whole tomatoes, undrained

Cook and stir onion in margarine in a 3 quart sauce pan 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is transparent, remove from heat. Stir in paprika basil garlic powder and cream cheese Gradually stir in milk and soup, beat with hand beater until smooth. Break up tomatoes with fork, stir into soup. Heat over medium heat stirring frequently, until hot.

Makes 8 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana