- 15 large tomatoes (5 pounds), seeded and quartered
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Fresh basil leaves, optional
- Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Combine 1/4 cup oil and garlic; drizzle over tomatoes. Toss to coat. Bake 15-20 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard skins.
- Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add tomatoes, water, salt and, if desired, pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until flavors are blended. Cool slightly.
- In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to pan. Stir in cream and heat through. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Roasted Tomato Soup
"My Mom was looking for a Tomato soup recipe to use up tomatoes from Dad's garden. She's not a big foodie like myself so she asked me. I thought this recipe sounded good and more importantly to my Mom (easy). I suggested she use stock instead of water, which I always tend to do as another layer of flavor. She also has an immersion blender (for her Starbucks, not for cooking), ?? I told her that would be easier than transferring to a blender. Both her and my Dad raved about it! She was thinking of shipping it from NY to me here in FL to try. I told her it would be easier if I just make it myself, which I intend to do in the very near future!"
"Good way to use up tomatoes drier paste tomatoes work the best."
"My husband, who rarely likes new recipes, loved this one. It really wasn't very difficult or time consuming. He said he wants to make it for the firestation...so it must be a hit!"
"This soup was so yummy! I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, just not so hot ones from the grocery store and it was still good. I'm sure it's amazing with garden tomatoes!The only change I would make is to remove the tomato skins before baking. It was irritating to sit and wait til they cooled and then have to pick off all the skin before cooking. Plus, like someone else mentioned, you loose half the garlic."
"This is the best homemade tomato soup I have ever made. It makes more like 2 qts.Next time I make it I will use only 4 cloves of garlic."
"i made a couple adjustments, substituting some of the water for tomato juice, added more garlic to saute with the onions as the garlic with the tomatoes, most of it didn't make it into the soup, was burned or discarded with the skins. the result was scrumptious!"