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Whole30 Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)

Fresh and healthy, this Whole30 Tomato Soup tastes like a bowl full of summer! Use fresh or roasted canned tomatoes with dried basil for a creamy and delicious gluten-free tomato soup. This creamy Whole30 soup is perfect for anyone looking for a vegan tomato soup recipe or dairy-free tomato soup recipe.

Two bowls of Whole30 tomato soup with parsley

Ok, listen, I get it. You’re all here today because you’re worried about me. You care about me as a person, but my actions are causing you problems.

You’re lined up with your speeches to tell me how I have negatively impacted your lives. I’ve seen the TV shows. I know how this works.

My name is Sarah, and I am addicted to soup. And not just soup. Soup with smoked paprika. Judge all you want, but I am proud of who I am. And I won’t stop making soup recipes that taste like they are infused with unicorn tears and bacon. Believe.

Soup is pretty much my favorite thing. Whole30 soups are so delicious, comforting, and healthy that I actually put together a guide on 15 Whole30 Soups to keep you warm and cozy.

If you don’t want a homemade soup that is ready in 20 minutes when you get home late from work and you kick your heels off as hard as you can against the wall, your bra is halfway to the floor, and everyone is hungry, then FINE. Go eat somewhere else.

Because I’m staying put. With this soup. I don’t have a problem. You have a problem.

Is Tomato Soup Healthy?

Heck yes, it is! But people can load it with creamy and other stuff to turn a delicious and light soup into something heavy. But we’re not doing that are we friend? Nope!

Whole30 Tomato Soup Ingredients

  • Whole peeled tomatoes – we’re using canned to make this a year-round meal! Buy them from the store or can your own whole tomatoes in the summer.
  • Ghee or olive oil (use olive to keep this vegan)
  • Aromatics – onion and garlic
  • Spices – dried basil, oregano, parsley, and smoked paprika
  • Nutpods or your milk of choice
  • Broth/stock* – chicken or veggie (related: try making your own chicken bone broth)
  • Baking Soda (it cuts the acidity of the tomatoes without using sugar)

canned tomatoes, ghee, onion, and other ingredients for making paleo tomato soup

*If you don’t want to make your own homemade bone broth, check out this post on where to buy bone broth. In a very dorky move on my part, I’ve created a free download where you can compare protein and sodium content as well as the price per ounce for various brands. #nerdalert

Can I Make This Paleo Tomato Soup Whole30 Compliant?

Yes! Double-check your balsamic vinegar to make sure it is Whole30 compliant (no sugar, added sulfites, or caramel coloring).

Doing a Whole30 round and need help getting started off on the right foot? Download my totally free Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods.

How to Make Dairy-Free Tomato Soup From Scratch

*Printable and detailed recipe card is available at the bottom of the post.

Saute onions and ghee (or olive oil) in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add in garlic and whole canned tomatoes.

Throw in your spices, milk, broth and cook for a few minutes. Blend using an immersion blender or carefully transfer to a blender.

Three photos showing the process for making dairy-free tomato soup

Stir in the baking soda and finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar if you’d like.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • If you’re buying whole peeled tomatoes look for cans marked “San Marzano” as they break down really well and have an amazing flavor. If I’m not using canned tomatoes from my garden, I like the Muir Glen brand.
  • Whole30 Tomato Soup freezes like a boss! Freeze in pint wide mouth canning jars for single-servings, and quart jars for family portions. Make sure you leave 1 inch of headspace (space between the top of the food and the top of the jar) to allow for the soup to expand while freezing. It is recommended you only freeze in wide mouth jars.

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One serving of Whole30 Tomato Soup has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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Two bowls of Whole30 tomato soup with parsley
5 from 13 votes
Whole30 Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This Whole30 Tomato Soup tastes like a bowl of summer! A creamy Whole30 soup perfect for anyone looking for a vegan tomato soup or dairy-free tomato soup.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy tomato soup, gluten free tomato soup, whole30 tomato soup
Servings: 9
Calories: 45 kcal
  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add the olive oil or butter over medium heat. Stir in the onion and allow it to cook down for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic, and stir for another 2 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes (juice and all), and turn the heat up to medium-high. Break up the tomato chunks a bit and cook for a few minutes. Stir often, and don't let it burn.

  4. Add the stock, milk/cream, smoked paprika, parsley, basil, and oregano. Bring to a near boil stirring the whole time.

  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup to your desired consistency. Want it all smooth? Go for it! A few chunks? This is your world; this soup just lives in it. If you don't have an immersion blender, carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender. Leave the center cap on the lid off to allow the steam to release.

  6. Once blended, add the baking soda and stir to combine. You'll notice a bit of foaming action with the baking soda; totally normal. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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30 comments on “Whole30 Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)”

  1. Um, yes, soup, Please! It’s a great way to use “stuff” up. If it can be put in a blender, all the better! I have several recipes that have “serves 6” crossed out and replaced with “serves 2 of us.” Because a “cup” of soup is a joke. If we are talking about pantry clear out, which we have been; I’m just a little slow in my response times – soups, stir-fry and pasta salads were the go-to for me. I even found some tamales in my freezer from Christmas (!). They are now too high salt for me (on their own), but ONE, thrown in the blender (serves as part of the protein, plus a thickener), then added to (no salt added to ANYTHING ELSE in a can) a can of petite chopped roasted tomatoes (sometimes blendered with the tamale), some grilled corn, onions, bell peppers (red/yellow or orange), chopped zucchini, and half a can of black beans and home made broth (cumin/garlic/oregano/cayenne pepper/SMOKED PAPRIKA) and two of us are good to go! I ask you: “How is that NOT a meal?” You’ll have to move this comment, or just delete it, because it has nothing to do with this tomato soup, delicious as it is.

  2. So good. This comes from a girl who grew up understanding how gross Campbell’s tomato soup (sorry fans) was and refused to eat it until the ripe age of 39. Now I am kinda obsessed. This was my first crack and making it myself and I will for sure be making it again. Soon.

  3. I have my son, daughter and 12 friends ‘over for the weekend’ for their dance practice weekend. I hav e a batch of this on for when they arrive, plus your onion soup as well. I have been perfectly able to make good soup on my own for years and years no recipes, but your tomato soup is a fabulous recipe and always gets complimented!

    • ‘french onion soup’ is normally served with pieces of cheese on toast in it, so I think they might have cheese toasties ( grilled cheese to you lot!) as well on the side. HM flapjack and biscuits. Not biscuits as you know them and certainly no gravy (as anyone knows it!) Pfft, cultural differences!

  4. Oh my!  I may have to make this again soon!

  5. “you kick your heels off as hard as you can against the wall, your bra is halfway to the floor”

    This alone is reason enough to trust any of your recipes. 😂

    Soup tonight! 🥘

  6. So delicious!!

  7. Yassss, queen! This soup is a hit in my house. It satisfies my vegetarian husband and my toddler. We like to pair it with pimento grilled cheese.

  8. I had never made tomato soup before..never even thought about it actually but when I saw your recipe and how easy it was I had to try.   O..M..GAAAA!     IT IS AMAZINGLY GOOD!  

  9. My mother in law just made this soup for us with grilled cheese sandwiches. It is by far the best tomato soup I have ever had! So much flavor and a million times better than any canned tomato soup. I will be recommending this to everyone!

  10. I made this soup the other day and the whole family LOVED it! The only deviation from the recipe I did was to use the immersion blender in step 3. This soup was really easy and quick to make. I will make this one again. My son topped his bowl with Parmesan cheese.

  11. I love soup, too, but everyone else in my household is ambivalent! What am I to do? Mostly I just eat soup to my heart’s content.

    I’ve been searching for a good tomato soup recipe for the longest time. Everyone I try just isn’t right and my kids don’t understand. I’m hoping that this soup will finally be the one to make them say “Hey, soup’s pretty good! Can I have more?”

  12. Canned whole tomatoes are seriously the most versatile canned good in our house! Soup, spaghetti sauce, and pizza sauce all in a short time! Not to mention everything they’re added to! I love them! I am curious though–what’s up with the baking soda? Is this a secret trick I’ve never heard of?! Intriguing, my friend! 🙂

    • This is the first year I have canned whole tomatoes, and I am looking forward to using them this winter!

      Thanks for asking about the baking soda. I should add a note about it in the post. Baking soda is my favorite secret cooking trick ever. I use it in tomato recipes and when I am making iced tea. Just a pinch neutralizes the acid in lots of foods. Some people add sugar to tomato products, but I don’t like sweetness with my tomatoes. The baking soda makes the taste more palatable without the sweet.

      • Ah…. good to know.

        I add 1 teaspoon of baking soda when making Boston baked beans in my pressure cooker as it’s supposed to help with digestion.

        I am pinning this recipe to try later. It’s not cold enough here for soup season yet, but we are getting closer each week. This recipe sounds good.

      • I have seen people add baking soda to beans, but I never knew why. I know many hummus recipes also recommend you put baking soda in while cooking the chickpeas.

  13. Smoked paprika was sent from God to make us happy!

  14. Smoked paprika might just be the encouragement that I need to try some tomato soup!