Simple Tomato Soup Recipe
- 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 carton (48 ounces) chicken broth
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- 1. Place tomatoes with juices in a blender; cover and process until pureed. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- 2. Remove from the heat; stir in flour until smooth. Cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth. Add pureed tomatoes; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
1 cup (calculated without cheese): 120 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1270mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Simple Tomato Soup
"Is the amount of sodium correct for this recipe? Seems waaaaay out of line."
"This was a good base soup recipe. I did thicken mine up a bit more and added freshly ground black pepper and fresh chopped basil. I also made parmesan crisps to float on top. The second time I made this I added some roasted red peppers. This took it to the next level. Delicious!!!!!"
"Super easy and very good flavor. I didn't read the reviews beforehand, but I agree that it is too thin. Next time I make it I will take steps to thicken it up a bit."
"I halved the recipe to make four servings just for me. It was excellent and I'll be making it again. Lots of possible variations depending how spicy one likes it. I tossed in some extra dried basil and oregano and a shake of freshly ground pepper. Using yellow onion was fine. Very tasty."
"This was super easy and delicious! I added 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 teaspoon oregano to give it a little extra flavor. I will be making this again!"
"i didnt like this one"
"This has become part of my recipe collection!I did make a few changes as I like a creamer tomato soup:½ cup flour1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth; reduced sodium or no sodium broth1 (15 oz can) tomato sauce1 to 2 cups heavy cream or ½ & ½I did the butter/flour sauté according to the directions but then I added it to the blender with the diced tomatoes and pureed it all up and poured it into a stock pot and gradually whisk in broth and tomato sauce. Then I cooked it to the directions and then added cream and simmer just until hot but not boiling."
"I made this exact the first time and while the flavor was very good, I also thought it was too thin for dipping like keverwann said. I made it again today but instead doubled everything except for the chicken broth, which I only used a 32 oz. carton. And I use sweet onions instead of red - not sure how much of a difference that makes. Blended all with my immersion blender and the consistency was perfect. This is an awesome, quick and easy recipe for when I don't have fresh tomatoes to make soup out of, and so much better than condensed!"
"Made this today for a teacher's appreciation dinner. Just got an email that a lot of the teachers want the recipe!!Making this again for my family this weekend."
"I am so glad I found this recipe! It is the best! The only change I made was to add a little half and half right before I served it because I like a creamy tomato soup. I served it with shredded parmesan cheese and homemade croutons. Try this-you won't be disappointed."
"Best tomato soup ever!"
"Delicious. Made a few changes though as I only had plain diced tomatoes and no fresh garlic on hand. Added some basil, oregano, garlic powder and some peppper to the recipe. Wasn't keen on the texture of the finished product, so put the whole thing in the blender. Was more than excellent .. even my soup-hating husband said it was good. Will make again, but maybe try a can of crushed tomatoes instead of the diced."
"Very good use of put-up garden tomatoes. A little too thin for dipping grilled cheese sandwiches in though. I'll make it with more flour for thickening next time."
"This soup was delicious."