Quick Tomato Soup Recipe
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Quick Tomato Soup Recipe

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Jane Ward's family often requests her sweet homemade tomato soup on cold winter days. "It's great with a sandwich and nearly as quick to fix as the canned variety." adds the Churchville, Maryland reader.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Oyster crackers or croutons, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without crackers): 156 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 862mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, curry powder and onion powder until smooth. Gradually add tomato juice and sugar. Cook, uncovered, until thickened and heated through, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with crackers or croutons. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Quick Tomato Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p40

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taxford1 User ID: 8678432 240445
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I use this recipe for my soup and sandwich restaurant and received excellent reviews from customers the only thing different is instead of the flour and I add heavy cream to make it rich and creamy..the curry is what sets this apart from the rest IMO.."

husbandhatescasseroles User ID: 6642940 231021
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Made it once as directed and threw it out. Made a second batch without the curry and it was much better. Had to use tomato sauce and watered it down"

cjmead User ID: 293231 221275
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"We really like it with V-8 instead of regular tomato juice, leaving out the curry powder."

wombie User ID: 5672227 217472
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I wanted to try this but found after I started that I didn't have curry. Decided to use the onion powder and basil. Quick, easy and delicious with a slice of beer bread, perfect for a very cold Ohio winter evening."

rshipper User ID: 8202472 217156
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"This is hands down my favorite tomato soup to make and eat. It's quick, has simple ingredients and my entire family enjoys it. I also make homemade croutons to go on top. I shared my recipe for them on my blog. You can find it here:"

amysmess User ID: 7202245 98029
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"This wasn't to bad it seems to be missing something, I just couldn't figure it out. But we dipped our grilled cheese in it and yum."

ferryal User ID: 3337544 57135
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Excellent tomato soup and so easy to make. I made a few changes to my liking, fried a 10oz. package of sliced baby brown mushrooms, added a packet of chicken bouillon, 1 teaspoon of dried basil and 1/4 of cup of cooking sherry. This is a keeper in my recipes and will be making this again & again.

Jane thank you so much for sharing this recipe."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 98028
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"I thought this tomato soup was very flavorful but was a little heavy on curry for my liking. Next time I will try reducing the curry powder and adding some extra onion powder, which I thought was a little lost in the recipe."

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 32433
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"This is such a simple and delicious recipe! I didn't have tomato juice on hand, so I substituted equal parts tomato sauce and water. The soup turned out fantastic."

migz User ID: 653095 204559
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Saw this whilst thumbing thru' an old QC annual this am - can't believe I haven't made it before. So easy, good and crazy cheap. I will be keeping a big tin of tomato juice so I can turn to this any time I have no time ! An absolute instant favourite."

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