Souper Sunday: Simple and Delicious Tomato Soup Recipe

tomato soup recipe

Tomato soup is one of my favorite soups. I love to pair it with grilled cheese sandwiches like my mom did when I was growing up. Oh yum! When I began making my soups from scratch I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make a good soup due to the awful tomatoes we seem to get most of the year. So I experimented with canned tomatoes and ended up with a tomato soup recipe that is easy and delicious.

This recipe is pretty simple and although it is quite tasty as is, it is also very easy to personalize.  Experiment a little with basil, shredded cheese, Goldfish crackers, or whatever you might like. It is also easy to make vegan – just use a butter alternative.

Tomato Soup Recipe

Simple and Delicious Tomato Soup


  • 2 cans organic diced tomatoes (or 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter or butter alternative
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • basil to taste
  • oregano to taste


  1. In a Dutch oven or stockpot, combine the tomatoes, onion, and chicken broth over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and gently boil for 20 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat and blend the mixture using an immersion blender, high-powered blender, or run it through a food mill. If you use a blender, please be careful pouring the hot mixture into the blender.
  3. In the now empty pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and whisk to make a roux. Cook until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a small amount of the tomato mixture until well blended, then stir in the rest.
  4. Add salt, basil, and oregano – adjust to taste.


Some tomato soup recipes call for sugar but I do not include it in mine. If you use canned organic tomatoes or high quality tomatoes you really do not need it. However, if you are using tomatoes that are not quite ripe, then you might need to add a teaspoon or two of sugar.




Tomato Soup Recipe

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  1. http://Debra%20Wagner says

    Looks awesome! I am going to try this now with canned and later when my tomatoes have grown and are ripe.

  2. http://Mommy%20Pamela says

    I love tomato soup! I am pregnant right now so this will be a recipe that I have to try when I don’t have hearburn so much. I never knew it was so easy to make tomato soup and had even less of an idea on how few ingredients were needed. Thanks for yummy sounding/looking recipe!

  3. Thank you for sharing this very informative and interesting post. I find it really awesome and helpful. I enjoyed reading this.

  4. http://christy%20colln says

    looks super delicious thank you!

  5. http://Leah%20Lucas says

    Tomato Soup is one of my top faves! This is a wonderful, easy recipe which I will have to try! Thanks!

  6. http://Krystal%20V. says

    super delicious recipe! love it!!

  7. http://Toni%20Cosgrove says

    Love this memory,,didnt know was so easy to make. We use milk when we make ours ..want to try with bacon pieces

  8. http://Maria%20Iemma says

    My mother only used canned soup and that makes me appreciate homemade soups more. This recipe is super easy and delicious. I am getting hungry and it is not even 10 am

  9. http://Wanda%20Tracey says

    When I was pregnant all I wanted to eat was tomato soup and oranges.My husband said he never wanted tomato soup again,but he still eats it and my baby girl loves it.I like your recipe and will be trying it soon.Thanks.

  10. http://Elle%20Briarson says

    Mmmmmm great Tomato Soup recipe! Thanks, I’m going to try this!

  11. This looks so yummy! I was looking for a tomato soup recipe not very long ago. Will pin this to save it! =)

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