How to Make Our Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe

No butter. No cream. No chicken stock. No problem! This is the best vegan tomato soup recipe we've ever tried.

Tomato soup is a classic, heartwarming dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or the main entree. Fortunately, a hearty tomato soup doesn’t need butter, cream or chicken stock to be delicious!

This easy vegan tomato soup recipe has a slightly chunky texture and uses only a few simple ingredients, none of which have animal byproducts. And since following a vegan diet has many benefits (such as potentially preventing diabetes) it’s worth adding to your recipe rotation. Oh, and did we mention it’s delicious?

Psst! If you’re considering a plant-based diet, here are some quick and healthy ways to create a simple meal plan.

How to Make Vegan Tomato Soup

This recipe comes to us from Marie Forte in New Jersey. It makes 6 soup-er servings. (Sorry.)


  • 3-1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 11 medium), halved and peeled like this
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves (Here’s how to prep ’em.)
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Step 1: Season

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tomatoes, onion and garlic in a greased 15×10-in. baking pan. Drizzle them with oil and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Gently toss the tomatoes to coat them with the oil and spices.

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Let’s settle the debate once and for all.

Step 2: Roast

Roast the tomatoes in the oven until tender for 25-30 minutes, stirring once. Carefully remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.

Step 3: Blend

Process the tomato mixture and basil leaves in batches in a blender until smooth. Transfer the soup to a large saucepan. Heat and stir thoroughly.

Editor’s Tip: If you like your soup a bit thicker, add 1/2 cup of drained and rinsed chickpeas to the mix.

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

Pour the soup into bowls (we love these) using a ladle. Top each serving with a few sprigs of sliced basil. Serve while piping hot. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for more low-carb options, try our best low-carb soup recipes.

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Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.