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Old Fashioned Tomato Soup

 Old Fashioned Tomato Soup
Mother made this soup when I was a child, and it was always one of my favorites. After 75 years, it still is! Mother's cellar was filled with home-canned vegetables, so the basic ingredient of this soup was right at hand. It never took her long to make a kettle of this wonderful soup.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a large saucepan, bring tomatoes to a boil. Add baking soda,
  • garlic salt, pepper and salt if desired. Reduce heat; add the milk
  • and butter. Heat through but do not boil. Garnish with parsley if
  • desired. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 quarts).
Editor's Note: 2 cups of home-canned or freshly stewed tomatoes with liquid can be substituted for canned tomatoes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 148 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.