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Tomato Soup Recipe – This fresh, homemade tomato soup comes together quickly for a delicious, comforting classic. Ready in 15 minutes!
There are few things in life that make a classic comfort food like a bowl of tomato soup. It is comforting, delicious, and one of those dishes that just makes everything feel better. For years, I’ve been making this fresh, homemade tomato soup and I can safely say, it is still our absolute favorite.
Tomato Soup Recipe
How to Make Tomato Soup Recipe
To make my tomato soup, I start by drizzling a bit of olive oil into a heavy bottomed pot, such as a Dutch oven set over medium heat.
To the olive oil, I add tomatoes and any garlic, if I’m using it.
Next, I pour in my chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, and add my seasonings of salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
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.
I let my soup cook for about 10 minutes and then use my immersion blender to make my tomato soup smooth and creamy.
Then, I love to add a swirl of cream to the top of my soup or even stir a bit into the bowl and top with a bit of fresh basil or parsley for garnish.
What to Serve with Tomato Soup
- Grilled Cheese – We love our soup served with a grilled cheese sandwich! Our absolute favorite is of Pimento Cheese and it is amazing.
- Oyster Crackers
- Garlic Bread
Here’s my Tomato Soup Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Tomato Soup Recipe
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cups peeled, chopped tomatoes
- 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
- 3 cups chicken stock or broth
- 1 (32-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- garnish: basil leaves and heavy cream optional
- Add the olive oil to the bottom of a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot set over medium-high heat.
- Then add chopped tomatoes and garlic, if using. Add chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender and puree soup.
- Serve with an optional garnish of basil leaves and a splash of half-and-half.
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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.
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?
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.
Thanks for the recipe, and since I grow my own heirlooms, I can’t wait to give this one a try.
I just got a vitamix and it makes soups. Do you think it would work with this recipe? It seems it would. This looks super yummy!
Hi, Has anyone tried making this in an IP?
Amazingly tasty yet healthy and low in calories. Thank you.
I have not made this tomato soup, but I sure will. What if you do not have access to fresh tomatoes, only grocery store tomatoes? Can more canned tomatoes be used?
If I don’t have fresh tomatoes from the garden I use grocery store tomatoes in this soup. Hope you enjoy!