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Quick Tomato Soup

There's nothing like a steamy bowl of classic tomato soup on a cold February day. The addition of sugar puts a sweet spin on this one. For extra fun, top it with homemade heart-shaped croutons. —Jane Ward, Churchville, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Oyster crackers or croutons, optional


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, curry powder and onion powder until smooth. Gradually add tomato juice and sugar. Cook, uncovered, until thickened and heated through, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with crackers or croutons.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 156 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 862mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Chris333
    Oct 25, 2020

    I used V-8 vegetable juice instead and it was wonderful too

  • Paulette
    Oct 4, 2020

    Made this for supper, and loved it! Cooks up as quickly as canned soup, ha. I really liked the onion powder and curry, and thought the amount of sugar was just right. The texture was very smooth, just a really good and super-easy recipe.

  • lauripobanz
    Sep 26, 2020

    I've made this soup for years, but without the sugar. Want to step it up a notch? Use V-8 instead of tomato juice (not the low sodium though) I also like to serve it with Goldfish crackers. The only tomato soup my kids would eat.

  • Lesa
    Mar 16, 2020

    Gross...way too sweet.

  • tsuop
    Oct 12, 2019

    To finish my review 3rd try ................... and now I have another use for all the tomato juice I canned. Thank you Jane.

  • lluallen60
    Oct 8, 2019

    Did not like this recipe at all!! Too much curry for us—had to throw it out. Won’t be making again!!

  • tekla92
    Oct 7, 2019

    Why so much sugar? I'll make it without the sugar.

  • elliefaye
    Mar 24, 2018

    i love this recipe. I make it often.

  • Lynda1111
    Dec 10, 2017

    5 stars for taste. I used Spicy V-8 as that is what I had in the cupboard, omitted sugar entirely & used my own curry powder mix. I loved it. I don't know why I haven't been using V-8 juice all this time to make tomato soup! It went together in less than 10 minutes & so good on a cold day. Next time, I will get reduced sodium V-8.

  • Mea
    Sep 16, 2017

    Made a batch and about threw up. If I wanted TOMATO CANDY, I would have looked up tomato candy recipes. I looked up TOMATO SOUP recipes. I have made good tomato soup and this was not it! I even reduced the sugar. You DO NOT use sugar for tomato soup. You use baking soda to reduce the acidity and good quality tomatoes for the natural sweet flavor. So, I tried again. NO sugar this time. I won't make it again. Blech! Wish I could give zero stars.