Old Fashioned Tomato Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makes6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 quart milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a large saucepan, bring tomatoes to a boil. Add baking soda, garlic salt, pepper and salt if desired. Reduce heat; add the milk and butter. Heat through but do not boil. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 148 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Oct 28, 2019
Oh my gosh, I grew up with this tomato soup. I don't know of anyone else that I know has had this. I don't put garlic salt in mine, otherwise its the same. Some times I use half and half, but don't use too much. I use home grown heirloom tomato's so I skin them and then cook them until well done. Homegrown give you a much better flavor and slightly sweet. I made this soup several time this summer. I have several packages of frozen tomatoes that I will use this winter.
Feb 14, 2015
Nasty! Would have been better off with a tomato and a glass of milk. Now my toddler tells me all the time, "I don't want tomatoes in milk. It's yucky."
May 14, 2013
Great lunch for late workers.
May 28, 2012
A QUART of milk???? It was not creamy at all. Turned out like water. Somebody got this wrong. Maybe a cup of milk. Yuk.
Nov 20, 2011
I will never buy another can of tomato soup again! This recipe was beyond delicious--even my teenage daughter loved it, and she doesn't even like canned tomato soup! The flavor of the soup was fresh and wholesome--it didn't have any of the vinegary tartness that the canned soups have. I add fresh dill in season, or dried, as well as any other fresh herbs that my garden is producing in Summer. Enjoy!
Aug 26, 2011
This sounds like a great way to serve my garden tomatoes. Does anyone know if I can use them freshly diced (since there is boiling involved)? If so, would I need to add any additional ingredients to substitute from the canned tomatoes? Thank you for any advice! I can imagine serving this with homemade bread toasted with cheese! Yum!
Jan 8, 2011
This was just like the soup my elderly mother remembers her aunt making ninety years ago. She and I greatly enjoyed it. I did add a little sugar, as I always do with recipes that are strongly tomato.
Dec 6, 2010
I wanted a creamy tomato soup that wasn't made from a canned soup. This was perfect. It was fast and easy and was made with canned tomatoes which I had plenty on hand. It was very good and was perfect to drink from soup cups. I will definitely make this again.
Sep 17, 2010
I grew up on a farm where there was plenty of homegrown and canned tomatoes. This was the only way I knew tomatoe soup. No can for me.