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Old-Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

The tomato soup is an original recipe of my father's that's been a favorite on our menu since the early days. We're always flattered when we receive requests for our tomato soup recipe, and we're proud to share it with others.—Susan Henderson, Missoula, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • 2. In the top of a double boiler or metal bowl, heat cream over simmering water; add to tomato mixture just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 290 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 269706
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2017

"Delicious tomato soup. I used a 14 oz. can of tomatoes and 5 fresh tomatoes which I pureed in the blender before cooking. I ran the hand blender through just before adding the cream to smooth it up and I put a 1/4 tsp each of pepper and dried basil in when I added the cream. Warming the cream in the microwave was easier than the stove for me. Will be making this again for sure."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 253140
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"easy to make and very, very good. I will make this again."

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 8510
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"If it's ease and not time you're worried about this is a great recipe. Whip it up and then let it simmer for an hour. My family does not like the chunks of tomato in their soup, so we just blended the diced tomatoes first. All I had in my pantry was Italian flavored tomatoes, but that worked just fine! No one complained!"

tdorville User ID: 5498025 4123
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I added salt, pepper, garlic and a touch of truffle oil. It was so delicious! I will be making this again and again."

cyncookinteriors User ID: 4758815 7576
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"This is wonderfully delicious. I modified the recipe by using diced tomatoes with garlic and onion because that's what I had in the pantry. It's great on a cold, windy day, served with a small salad and cornbread. What a feast!"

dawncmb User ID: 3693456 8140
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"I found this recipe in your magazine years ago and made it for my Mother after my Father died. It was the BEST soup tomatoe soup we had ever had, not to mention how easy it was to make.

I lost my recipe over the years and I am SO HAPPY I just found it is on this site.
This soup is FABULOUS!!!It has the most wonderful taste. THANK YOU Susan in Montana!
Dawn Britt
Natchitoches, Lousiaina"

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