Tomato Soup Recipe

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Goodness gracious do I ever love a good tomato soup. There is just nothing quite like it to soothe the soul, perk up whatever needs a little perking up, and make the world a better place.


You think I’m exaggerating here? For me, a good bowl of tomato soup is like a hug in a bowl.

Mmm, mmm.

A big bowl of this warm deliciousness most definitely makes the day a lot brighter, I think.

It’s a good thing it is one of the simplest things in the whole wide world to make.


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My recipe is a little spicy, which I much prefer to a bland tomato soup. But if you don’t like your tomato soup spicy, just cut back a bit on the black pepper and omit the red pepper flakes. Taste as you go with the black pepper to make it just perfect for your taste buds.

But if I ever come to your house for a bowl of tomato soup, will you be sure to put lots of pepper in mine?

Here’s how I make it.


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Tomato Soup Recipe
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The perfect recipe for spicy tomato soup, ready in 15 minutes!
Serves: 8
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups peeled, chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 32-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • garnish: basil leaves and heavy cream (optional)
  1. Add the olive oil to the bottom of a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Then add chopped tomatoes and garlic and saute about 2 minutes until tender.
  3. Pour in all other ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Use an immersion blender and puree soup.
  5. Serve with an optional garnish of basil leaves and a splash of half-and-half.


I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

Love ya,
Robyn xoxo



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    • 8

      Robyn says

      LOL! Oh my gosh, I sure wish I had just for that trick alone. Do they teach classes somewhere? I’d love to learn how to do that!

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    Misty Lynn says

    Oh my! I need this soup on this gray day in the Carolinas. Love the little swirl of cream and basil on top! Do I have to peel and chop six cups of fresh tomatoes or can I chop up canned peeled tomatoes? Can’t wait to try this…I usually just grab a can of Amy’s tomato soup.

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    Mary says

    The picture is beautiful, and I love beautiful food! Can’t wait to make it – with black pepper but no red pepper! Grilled pimento cheese is the best with soup!!!!! Will be making this for the next rainy, cold night we have! Thanks!

  3. 21

    AVIVA says

    Looks like a great recipe, You can add half a cup of uncooked rice to the soup while its cooking adds texture and is very filling.

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    Clueless in the Kitchen says

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! I have been looking for a good tomato soup recipe is not made with a milk or a cream base. I have a wimpy tummy that does not handle milk products very well.

    Can’t wait to try this.

  5. 27

    Kamille says

    Ok so i found your recipe on pinterest about an hour and a half ago and it sounded sooo delicious so my mother and I searched the pantry and fridge for ingredients, made it and we’ve already eaten it!(not the whole thing but im sure we couldve made room!)Anyway, in ours we added a bit of parmesan and chopped basil in the soup and it was wonderful! oh and halfway through we decided to make a grilled cheese to go along with it and wow, the perfect compliment! Thank you so much! -Kamille

    • 28

      Robyn says

      I’m so glad you liked it, Kamille! It’s definitely one of my favorite soups. It is perfection with a grilled cheese sandwich, isn’t it?

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    Cyndee says

    I have been looking for a tomato soup recipe that doesn’t have “cream” base so that can be canned and stored. This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much, this is perfect as the cream is added after you cook it, same can apply after heating up a jar from the pantry! Amazing!! Can hardly wait for my fresh tomatoes to ripen in the garden.


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