Zesty Tomato Soup Recipe
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Zesty Tomato Soup Recipe

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"When some friends stopped by unexpectedly, my husband, Phil, came up with this fast-to-fix soup that tastes homemade," shares JoAnn Gunio of Franklin, North Carolina. "Two easy ingredients give canned soup just the right amount of zip."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-5 servings


  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Oyster crackers or shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the soup, water and chili powder; heat through. Garnish with crackers or cheese if desired. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Tomato Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p48

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bobtheprofessional User ID: 8095914 26274
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"This is the best fu*king soup of all time. easy to make and taste great."

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 79358
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"I cannot imagine that this "tastes homemade" How does this qualify as a recipe? I agree with the first commenter, a little imagination please."

MJinATL User ID: 3778776 52294
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I didn't make this, nor would I. I can't believe that by adding basically 2 teaspoons of chili powder, that is good enough to make it to the recipe file. Please Taste of Home, at least require a certain level of creativity to be shown before adding a recipe to the website."

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