I love tomato soup, but so many soups are sweet, so I turned to making my own. I was also intimidated at the thought of making tomato soup, and while I did manage to chop my finger chopping onions for this recipe, I will say that this recipe really is quick and easy! It pairs well with grilled cheese sandwiches.
I read that tomato soup should be prepared in a nonreactive pot, which would include stainless steel, ceramic, glass, and metal cookware with enamel coating. For this recipe, I used a nonreactive Dutch oven pot.
Butter (approx 4 tablespoons)
2 onions (yellow, chopped)
Garlic (about 3 cloves)
Crushed tomatoes – two 28 oz cans of San Marzano or similar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
~ you can adjust taste with sugar if desired, approx 1 tbsp
~ basil, approx 1/4 cup
Melt the butter in a pan, then saute onions until softened and starting to turn golden.
While the onions or cooking, or at the same time you chop the onions, press the garlic. I recently learned that it is good to let chopped or pressed garlic sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking, as you want the compound allicin to form, which has health benefits.
Add the minced garlic and saute another minute or two.
Stir in the two cans of crushed tomatoes, 2 cups vegetable broth, and black pepper.
For this recipe, I have been using Pastene San Marzano “style” tomatoes, which seems to work well. My local store doesn’t have others, and this tasted pretty good.
My go-to vegetable bouillon is this Better than Bouillon, which I always keep well-stocked in the pantry.
If you wish to add in basil, you can add it in now. I do not like a strong basil taste, and the tomatoes I bought already had basil added in, so I did not add extra.
Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Use an immersion blender to blend until you reach your desired texture. You can use a blender if needed, but be extremely careful when using warm or hot liquids in a blender, as it creates pressure and can cause the lid to come off etc.
I prefer a smooth soup, no chunks.
Add in heavy cream and parmesan, simmering until blended.
Top with parmesan, and garnish with basil if desired.
TasheenaFebruary 9, 2022
This recipe looks so yummy and savory. Looking forward to trying this recipe.
Amber MyersFebruary 9, 2022
I admit, the tomato soup I make comes from a can. I will have to make this version. It looks SO much better.
KathyFebruary 10, 2022
I love tomato soup, especially when it’s with grilled cheese. I would love to make this recipe. I have not made tomato soup before.
Elizabeth NeasFebruary 10, 2022
I have never made tomato soup. Your recipe looks like a simple but delicious way to make it. I will definitely try this as we really enjoy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches in our house!
Becky WillisFebruary 10, 2022
When my 2 boys lived at home tomato soup was one of their favorite lunch meals as long as it included numerous grilled cheese sandwiches. I know my oldest son to this day will eat the combination and he is 30. I never thought back then to make it homemade. This recipe sounds like it would be perfect to serve and delicious.
Terri SteffesFebruary 10, 2022
This brings back so many memories. My husband’s grandmother was German and her recipe for tomato soup is similar to yours, except she used her own canned tomatoes.
Malaika ArcherFebruary 11, 2022
Nice, simple, easy-to-follow recipe; I love soup, and tomato is one of my faves. When I have a glut of them in the summer, I enjoy making soup and pasta sauce with them.
Sustainable InteriorsFebruary 11, 2022
omg the soup is sublime, SO GOOD! I can’t wait to make your recipe, I eat soups daily.
Richelle MilarFebruary 11, 2022
Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!
HeatherFebruary 11, 2022
I love tomato soup. Your recipe is easy enough. I can’t wait to try it!
Yeah LifestyleFebruary 11, 2022
Such a refreshing and delicious soup to eat. I am going to give your recipe a go as my kids do love tomato soup
RoseyFebruary 11, 2022
Seasoned vegetable base sounds very good to me. I could use it for so many things.
Luna SFebruary 12, 2022
Mmmmm I love the addition of the garlic, I bet it is so good.
LauraFebruary 12, 2022
I love tomato soup! It is one of our favourites to make during winter. It is so rich in vitamin C and flavour.
chelsaFebruary 12, 2022
That tomato soup looks so delicious! I will have to make some soon!
lavandamichelleFebruary 12, 2022
I love tomatoes soup. I will certainly try this one.
Rhian WestburyFebruary 12, 2022
You can’t beat a good classic well made tomato soup. Although I don’t remember the last time I made soup myself x
Jupiter HadleyFebruary 12, 2022
Wow this soup looks so creamy! It’s very easy to make too.
Paula RichieFebruary 13, 2022
I understand that a lot of people really like tomato soup to accompany grilled cheese sandwiches.
Luci W.February 13, 2022
Mmmmm I’m putting that on the list for this week. I don’t know why I always buy canned tomato soup when it’s clearly so easy to make your own. I even have all the ingredients at home already. Thank you!
LaToyaMarch 3, 2022
I love quick and easy recipes, so I will be adding this to my list of recipes to try. First time hearing about cooking it in a nonreactive pot. Thanks for the tip!
Isabel HillJune 13, 2022
Nice, straightforward, and easy-to-follow recipe; tomato soup is one of my faves. I enjoy making soup and pasta sauce with tomatoes.
Topview CreatorsJune 14, 2022
Tomato soup is the best soup,Holaa!!
BethOctober 10, 2022
Tomato soup is one of my favorite soups to make during the fall and winter. I can’t wait to give this one a try.
AveOctober 10, 2022
I’m going to make this and then a rustic grilled cheese with provolone and ham. MmmMMMM. That looks good.
StephanieOctober 11, 2022
I love tomato soup, and this looks delicious! I’ll have to make it once the weather is cold enough here for soups.
Beth LOctober 11, 2022
This is my sweet hubby’s favorite! Tomato soup on a cool fall evening always hits the spot!
Sonia SeivwrightOctober 11, 2022
This recipe is giving life right now. It’s perfect for winter here in Scotland.
Fransic versoOctober 11, 2022
It looks good although I don’t like it but will pass this on to my family. I’m sure they will like it. Thank you for sharing!
BryanOctober 11, 2022
I usually go the easy route and find a good can of tomato soup. But your option looks and sounds much better! The only thing missing is a grilled cheese sandwich.
Ntensibe EdgarOctober 11, 2022
Hhhhmmm…I will keep the sugar away from this soup recipe and give it a try. I hope to like it a lot.
Chloe ArnoldOctober 11, 2022
YESSS So exited we are headed into soup season! Definitely going to make this!
briannemanzbOctober 11, 2022
This is perfect for the cold days that are coming. A very simple recipe but so tasty.
Melanie WilliamsOctober 12, 2022
Always after a good soup recipe, as I do not want to eat tinned soup, so we will deffo try this out x
Elise HoOctober 13, 2022
Hubby loves tomato soup. I will have to make it for him.
Neely MoldovanOctober 13, 2022
We love tomato soup and are always looking for a great one!