This is a very forgiving recipe. Don’t worry if you have to modify the amounts or substitute a little. Try it with fresh tomatoes and basil in the summer! Serve in bowls or scoop out 8 inch round loaves of bread to make bread bowls.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Add the cheeses, cream, and milk; heat mixture until cheeses melt and the mixture is simmering.
Stir in the tomatoes (including their liquid), tomato juice, basil, sugar, and pepper. Continue to simmer mixture for 15 to 20 minutes while stirring constantly. Do not boil.
Per Serving: 277 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 64.3mg; sodium 592.6mg.