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Contest-Winning Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

Contest-Winning Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

Just before the first frost of the season, we gather up all of the tomatoes from my mom’s garden to create this flavor-packed soup. Although it sounds like a lot of garlic, when it’s roasted, the garlic becomes mellow and almost sweet. We serve this soup with toasted bread spread with pesto.—Kaitlyn Lerdahl, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 15 large tomatoes (5 pounds), seeded and quartered
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Combine 1/4 cup oil and garlic; drizzle over tomatoes. Toss to coat. Bake 15-20 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard skins.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add tomatoes, water, salt and, if desired, pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until flavors are blended. Cool slightly.
  • 3. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to pan. Stir in cream and heat through. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 276 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 256447
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"My Mom was looking for a Tomato soup recipe to use up tomatoes from Dad's garden. She's not a big foodie like myself so she asked me. I thought this recipe sounded good and more importantly to my Mom (easy). I suggested she use stock instead of water, which I always tend to do as another layer of flavor. She also has an immersion blender (for her Starbucks, not for cooking), ?? I told her that would be easier than transferring to a blender. Both her and my Dad raved about it! She was thinking of shipping it from NY to me here in FL to try. I told her it would be easier if I just make it myself, which I intend to do in the very near future!"

Kasha User ID: 179140 135955
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Good way to use up tomatoes drier paste tomatoes work the best."

mktwise User ID: 6325537 119372
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"My husband, who rarely likes new recipes, loved this one. It really wasn't very difficult or time consuming. He said he wants to make it for the it must be a hit!"

mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 119356
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This soup was so yummy! I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, just not so hot ones from the grocery store and it was still good. I'm sure it's amazing with garden tomatoes!

The only change I would make is to remove the tomato skins before baking. It was irritating to sit and wait til they cooled and then have to pick off all the skin before cooking. Plus, like someone else mentioned, you loose half the garlic."

PatsyParker User ID: 2129306 196327
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"This is the best homemade tomato soup I have ever made. It makes more like 2 qts.

Next time I make it I will use only 4 cloves of garlic."

beaneddie User ID: 4714699 182332
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"i made a couple adjustments, substituting some of the water for tomato juice, added more garlic to saute with the onions as the garlic with the tomatoes, most of it didn't make it into the soup, was burned or discarded with the skins. the result was scrumptious!"

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