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Simple Tomato Soup Recipe

Simple Tomato Soup Recipe

I created this recipe on a bad weather day. My husband, Mic, and my daughter, Liz, ask for this soup constantly. Whenever I send it with my daughter for lunch at school, I always send some for her friend, too. It is pure comfort food. —Lanaee O'Neill, Chico, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese): 120 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1270mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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deisenacher User ID: 6012726 242566
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"quick, easy and Oh so good! First time I ever made tomato soup, and it was the BEST!"

GoodyQueen User ID: 6208519 233247
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Oh goodness is this good! Canned soup will never compare! The only tweak I made was I only had a 32oz carton of chicken broth, but I like a thicker soup anyway."

Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 232075
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I used plain diced tomatoes, and italian seasoning mix and fresh basil, and then tossed in approximately 9oz of cooked cheese ravioli! Never would I have imagined how easy it is to make homemade tomato soup!"

Tom Brezzy User ID: 5637920 181707
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Is the amount of sodium correct for this recipe? Seems waaaaay out of line."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 114043
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"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!!!!!"

kedenv User ID: 5930790 119188
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"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."

minnie User ID: 7775663 186489
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"I love this soup! I use organic tomatoes and organic vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, it turns out SO yummy."

JerseyGal262 User ID: 2998914 113955
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"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."

Arista137 User ID: 3449894 193054
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"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!"

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 136973
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"i didnt like this one"

lpieper2013 User ID: 7153335 113954
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"My husband loves this Tomato soup! He says no more canned tomato soup. I altered the recipe with adding a handful of sliced mushrooms to the soup, and I had a 32 oz container of chicken broth so I added a little extra water. Turns out great!"

Ramona_Moody User ID: 2815527 194818
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"This has become part of my recipe collection!

I did make a few changes as I like a creamer tomato soup:
½ cup flour
1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth; reduced sodium or no sodium broth
1 (15 oz can) tomato sauce
1 to 2 cups heavy cream or ½ & ½
I 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."

hamsamiches User ID: 6012981 196193
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"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!"

catojo User ID: 1596658 119629
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"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."

lydiawoz User ID: 1016707 186487
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"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."

Becky.Hoff User ID: 1841903 196127
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Best tomato soup ever!"

Bursaned User ID: 6961581 119187
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"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."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 212829
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"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."

lala7 User ID: 7101154 181706
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"This soup was delicious."

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