Tomato Soup

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.

Ingredients

Butter (approx 4 tablespoons)
2 onions (yellow, chopped)
Garlic (about 3 cloves)
Crushed tomatoes – two 28 oz cans of San Marzano or similar
Vegetable Bouillion
Black Pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Optional:
~ you can adjust taste with sugar if desired, approx 1 tbsp
~ basil, approx 1/4 cup

Directions

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.

What do you think?

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23 Comments
  • Tasheena
    February 9, 2022

    This recipe looks so yummy and savory. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

  • Amber Myers
    February 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.

  • Kathy
    February 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 Neas
    February 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 Willis
    February 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 Steffes
    February 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 Archer
    February 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 Interiors
    February 11, 2022

    omg the soup is sublime, SO GOOD! I can’t wait to make your recipe, I eat soups daily.

  • Richelle Milar
    February 11, 2022

    Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!

  • Heather
    February 11, 2022

    I love tomato soup. Your recipe is easy enough. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    February 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

  • Rosey
    February 11, 2022

    Seasoned vegetable base sounds very good to me. I could use it for so many things.

  • Luna S
    February 12, 2022

    Mmmmm I love the addition of the garlic, I bet it is so good.

  • Laura
    February 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.

  • chelsa
    February 12, 2022

    That tomato soup looks so delicious! I will have to make some soon!

  • lavandamichelle
    February 12, 2022

    I love tomatoes soup. I will certainly try this one.

  • Rhian Westbury
    February 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 Hadley
    February 12, 2022

    Wow this soup looks so creamy! It’s very easy to make too.

  • Paula Richie
    February 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!

  • LaToya
    March 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 Hill
    June 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 Creators
    June 14, 2022

    Tomato soup is the best soup,Holaa!!