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Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup

"My husband, who doesn't like tomato soup, really likes this rich and creamy version," informs Marie Keyes of Cheney, Washington. "It's easy, but it tastes like you put a lot of work into it. When I share it with co-workers, everyone loves it."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 157 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Average Rating:
    Mar 17, 2019

    My favorite tomato soup. I won't eat it any other way. Real tomatoes

  • Stephanie
    Jan 3, 2018

    I don't understand how this got 5 stars. It did not tast good at all. I wasted time and money with this recipe. :(

  • 2124arizona
    Aug 28, 2017

    This soup is sooo yummy with a grilled cheese sandwich!!!

  • boyzoma
    Feb 16, 2017

    I've been making this for years, ever since it came out in the magazine. My family loves it and it's so easy to make. I usually put the cream cheese in a blender and add just enough soup to puree until liquid then pour back in with the soup. So creamy and good. Please try it.

  • Montra
    Jan 26, 2015

    My husband says this is the best tomato soup he's ever had (and he'll be 60 this year!). I took the advice of another reviewer and added the pepper jack cheese and made a few minor changes as follows: used 1 cup of half & half, then 1/2 a cup of whole milk (instead of 1-1/2 cups of milk). Used "Hunts Diced Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic" instead of plain ol' diced tomatoes, also used the full amount of paprika and ground basil. I added 5 slices of chopped up pepper jack cheese from a 12 ounce pre-sliced package. When this was all mixed and done, I used my handy-dandy inversion blender to make the soup smooth as silk before serving This was super rich and delicious! Thanks!

  • Tracy V
    Sep 23, 2014

    Delicious! So easy and quick, but tastes like you've spent a lot of time and effort. I always sauté some minced garlic in with the onions as well as add cheese periogies (the frozen Mrs.T brand) at the end and let them simmer for a few minutes before serving. Along with grilled ham and cheese, it's an easy dinner that everyone really enjoys.

  • tstreich
    Jul 11, 2013

    This was very good - even without the cream cheese. I would increase the basil by another half to 1 tsp. and also the garlic powder to about 1/2 a tsp. to give it a little more punch.

  • Bugsey202
    Oct 30, 2012

    My family has been making this soup for years, and it's a favorite. It's easy to make and very flavorful. I've had many requests for this recipe. It's a winter time staple in our household. Enjoy!

  • smagal
    Oct 9, 2011

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  • beezx4
    Sep 24, 2011

    i used 8 cups of pureed tomatoes, left out the onion, used 1/4 cup butter. after cooking, i strained the soup. very yummy!!!!