Simple Tomato Soup Recipe
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Simple Tomato Soup Recipe

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I created this recipe on a bad weather day. My husband, Mic, and my daughter, Liz, ask for this soup constantly. Whenever I send it with my daughter for lunch at school, I always send some for her friend, too. It is pure comfort food. —Lanaee O'Neill, Chico, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 carton (48 ounces) chicken broth
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese): 120 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1270mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place tomatoes with juices in a blender; cover and process until pureed. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in flour until smooth. Cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth. Add pureed tomatoes; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Simple Tomato Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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deisenacher User ID: 6012726 242566
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"quick, easy and Oh so good! First time I ever made tomato soup, and it was the BEST!"

GoodyQueen User ID: 6208519 233247
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Oh goodness is this good! Canned soup will never compare! The only tweak I made was I only had a 32oz carton of chicken broth, but I like a thicker soup anyway."

Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 232075
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I used plain diced tomatoes, and italian seasoning mix and fresh basil, and then tossed in approximately 9oz of cooked cheese ravioli! Never would I have imagined how easy it is to make homemade tomato soup!"

Tom Brezzy User ID: 5637920 181707
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Is the amount of sodium correct for this recipe? Seems waaaaay out of line."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 114043
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"This was a good base soup recipe. I did thicken mine up a bit more and added freshly ground black pepper and fresh chopped basil. I also made parmesan crisps to float on top. The second time I made this I added some roasted red peppers. This took it to the next level. Delicious!!!!!"

kedenv User ID: 5930790 119188
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Super easy and very good flavor. I didn't read the reviews beforehand, but I agree that it is too thin. Next time I make it I will take steps to thicken it up a bit."

minnie User ID: 7775663 186489
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"I love this soup! I use organic tomatoes and organic vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, it turns out SO yummy."

JerseyGal262 User ID: 2998914 113955
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I halved the recipe to make four servings just for me. It was excellent and I'll be making it again. Lots of possible variations depending how spicy one likes it. I tossed in some extra dried basil and oregano and a shake of freshly ground pepper. Using yellow onion was fine. Very tasty."

Arista137 User ID: 3449894 193054
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"This was super easy and delicious! I added 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 teaspoon oregano to give it a little extra flavor. I will be making this again!"

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 136973
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"i didnt like this one"

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