Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato Soup comes together quickly for a delicious, comforting classic. Ready in 15 minutes! 

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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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Tomato Soup comes together quickly for a delicious, comforting classic. 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


32 comments on “Tomato Soup Recipe”

  1. Mmm such a classic recipe. Comfort food for sure!

  2. This is so pretty!! I love me a good bowl of tomato soup!

  3. Just by the color you can tell that’s not from a can. Brings me back to childhood with a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich!

  4. Beautiful! I love the little swirl of cream on top. …Makes me think you’ve been a coffee barrista in a past life. 😉

    • 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!

  5. Everyone needs a good tomato soup recipe, and this one look stellar!

  6. that soup is beautiful Robyn!!
    We’ll be announcing the date for Soupapalooza soon, I hope you link this one up!!

  7. 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.

  8. This sounds simply perfect. I love tomato soup, such a comfort food. Beautiful photos too!

  9. You are not going to believe this. But, I needed a tomato soup recipe to make with our grilled chicken sandwiches tonight. I got so excited when I saw this post! 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. Oh, how I wish I had a bowl of this right now for lunch. YUM!

  12. Tomato soup is one of my favorites! Looks delicious.

  13. I’ve been adding red pepper flakes to things like never before. I’m sure the addition of them to your delicious tomato soup adds a nice little zip! Looks so tasty!

  14. I love, love tomato soup Robyn! Your pictures are just drool-worthy! I zipped this one…can’t wait to try it!

  15. A hug in a bowl, that the perfect way to say it. I love a nice bowl of soup!

  16. I cant wait to make it!! Gorgeous as always girl… you are so talented!

  17. 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.

  18. Mmmmmmmm! I’m going to make a huge batch and freeze a few meals worth. Thank you for the recipe!

  19. Hello lovely soup! I have a grill cheese and two monkeys just waiting to meet you 😀 Mmm,Mmm

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  22. Try to make it in the crock pot too!

  23. What a delicious looking soup, Robyn!

  24. 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.

  25. 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

    • 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?

  26. 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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