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Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade tomato soup full of delicious flavors and creamy goodness. A few simple ingredients create an amazing and tasty bowl of comfort and joy.

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5 from 2 votes
Easy Homemade Tomato Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Homemade tomato soup full of delicious flavors and creamy goodness. A few simple ingredients create an amazing and tasty bowl of comfort and joy.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Sarah
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
  • 2 28 oz cans San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken or veggie stock
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  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 5-7 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
Easy Homemade Tomato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade tomato soup full of delicious flavors and creamy goodness. A few simple ingredients create an amazing and tasty bowl of comfort and joy.

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12 comments on “Easy Homemade Tomato Soup”

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

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

  3. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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.

  4. 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?”

  5. 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.