Old-Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

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The tomato soup is an original recipe of my father's that's been a favorite on our menu since the early days. We're always flattered when we receive requests for our tomato soup recipe, and we're proud to share it with others.—Susan Henderson, Missoula, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 290 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. In the top of a double boiler or metal bowl, heat cream over simmering water; add to tomato mixture just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p51

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"If it's ease and not time you're worried about this is a great recipe. Whip it up and then let it simmer for an hour. My family does not like the chunks of tomato in their soup, so we just blended the diced tomatoes first. All I had in my pantry was Italian flavored tomatoes, but that worked just fine! No one complained!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I added salt, pepper, garlic and a touch of truffle oil. It was so delicious! I will be making this again and again."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"This is wonderfully delicious. I modified the recipe by using diced tomatoes with garlic and onion because that's what I had in the pantry. It's great on a cold, windy day, served with a small salad and cornbread. What a feast!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"I found this recipe in your magazine years ago and made it for my Mother after my Father died. It was the BEST soup tomatoe soup we had ever had, not to mention how easy it was to make.

I lost my recipe over the years and I am SO HAPPY I just found it is on this site.
This soup is FABULOUS!!!It has the most wonderful taste. THANK YOU Susan in Montana!
Dawn Britt
Natchitoches, Lousiaina"

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