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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.
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 equals 120 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 1,270 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 120 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 1,270 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

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

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!!!!!"

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."

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."

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."

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