Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

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"My husband, who doesn't like tomato soup, really likes this rich and creamy version," informs Marie Keyes of Cheney, Washington. "It's easy, but it tastes like you put a lot of work into it. When I share it with co-workers, everyone loves it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika and garlic powder.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Creamy Tomato Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p53

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Montra User ID: 5324627 218933
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"My husband says this is the best tomato soup he's ever had (and he'll be 60 this year!). I took the advice of another reviewer and added the pepper jack cheese and made a few minor changes as follows: used 1 cup of half & half, then 1/2 a cup of whole milk (instead of 1-1/2 cups of milk). Used "Hunts Diced Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic" instead of plain ol' diced tomatoes, also used the full amount of paprika and ground basil. I added 5 slices of chopped up pepper jack cheese from a 12 ounce pre-sliced package. When this was all mixed and done, I used my handy-dandy inversion blender to make the soup smooth as silk before serving This was super rich and delicious! Thanks!"

Tracy V User ID: 4935305 51907
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Delicious! So easy and quick, but tastes like you've spent a lot of time and effort. I always sauté some minced garlic in with the onions as well as add cheese periogies (the frozen Mrs.T brand) at the end and let them simmer for a few minutes before serving. Along with grilled ham and cheese, it's an easy dinner that everyone really enjoys."

tstreich User ID: 1042559 203526
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"This was very good - even without the cream cheese. I would increase the basil by another half to 1 tsp. and also the garlic powder to about 1/2 a tsp. to give it a little more punch."

Bugsey202 User ID: 2607849 51906
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"My family has been making this soup for years, and it's a favorite. It's easy to make and very flavorful. I've had many requests for this recipe. It's a winter time staple in our household. Enjoy!"

beezx4 User ID: 1361009 29919
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"i used 8 cups of pureed tomatoes, left out the onion, used 1/4 cup butter. after cooking, i strained the soup. very yummy!!!!"

Ratlova30 User ID: 5832130 29914
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I didn't really like this recipe, in a way it tasted tangy, most likely from the canned tomatoes. Might be better with more sugar. Most of it was fed to the chickens."

engramish User ID: 1703777 38567
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"I have been making this soup since it was published in 2000. It is quick and easy! Sometimes for added flavor I use the diced or petite tomatoes already seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano. It is requested at every family party during the winter months. I made it for a friend of mine who is a writer. She loved it so much she wrote a story about it! We have since renamed it, "Lick the Bowl Clean soup"!"

SciotoSarah User ID: 5781456 38565
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

""Restaurant quality!" says my dad, a long-time chef. Tastes just like Isaac's tomato soup (even without the hot sauce, which I omitted because I didn't have any). Unlike my dad, I am not a great cook and it still turned out amazing!"

letourneur User ID: 4808752 203525
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"My husband and I had pepperjack tomato soup at Isaac's Deli recently and really wanted to recreate it at home, so I was thrilled to find this recipe. I followed the recipe to the letter but I added 8 oz. of pepperjack cheese (plus a little extra milk) to spice it up a bit. Hubby and I enjoyed it but the kids wouldn't touch it. (More for us! :))

Next time, I will leave out the cream cheese (we didn't like the cream cheese flavor that it left in the soup), and I will use pepperjack Velveeta instead of real pepperjack cheese to give the soup a smoother texture.
Also, since my hubby and I both like our tomato soup smooth, I'll use tomato puree or tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes in the future. (Our soup had lots of curled-up tomato skins in it from the diced tomatoes...that's just not a good mouth-feel.)
Otherwise, very tasty. Definitely the best tomato soup I've ever had. :)"

mjacustoms User ID: 5586007 38564
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"This is one of my family and friends favorite and so easy to make!"

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