This Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup is a simple and hearty, slimming friendly meal whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
A handful of this and a pinch of that turns this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup into a thick, chunky, tasty and filling meal.
If you love soups, why not try our Pea and Ham Soup?
You can also turn this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup into a vegetarian or vegan version really easily. Just leave out the meat and make sure the Worcestershire Sauce you use is suitable for your dietary requirements.
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How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup recipe?
Similar shop bought soups could set you back up to 7 Points – just for soup!!
This hearty and filling soup has just 1 Smart Point per portion! You’ll be hard pushed to find a better and more substantial soup for such low points!
How many Calories are in this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup?
Our Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup recipe has less than 175 calories per (very generous!) portion.
This saves you a heap of precious calories compared to a shop bought version, and it has soooo much flavour!
What do I need to make this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup?
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It’s a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, which means you can cook recipes like this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup in about 30 minutes.
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Can I freeze this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup?
This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.
Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!
How do I make this Chunky Tomato Cajun Soup?
If you’re using an Instant Pot, set it to sauté, spray with some Low Calorie Cooking Spray and cook the onions, spring onions, garlic and bacon until they start to brown slightly.
If you’re not using an Instant Pot, sauté the onions, spring onions, garlic and bacon in a pan.
Add the remaining ingredients (apart from the beans, chick peas, black pepper and sausage, if you’re using it) and stir well.
Bring to the boil, the turn the Instant Pot to Slow Cook on medium for 3 hours.
If you’re not using an Instant Pot transfer the contents of the pan to the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours.
After 3 hours add the kidney beans, chick peas and sausage. Taste and add some black pepper to taste. You can also add a little more Cajun seasoning if you need to.
Cook for another hour or so, remove the bay leaf then serve.
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