Simple Tomato Soup

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on February 24, 2012

Simple Tomato Soup

First of all, I’m so sorry for the downtime on my site yesterday.  It’s funny, I’m coming up on one year blogging and I still consider myself such a newbie.  I had no idea what to do and the site was down for half the day :(  Oh well, live blog and learn, right?

Simple Tomato Soup

Moving on!  I’m all about the simple recipes lately.  Only three extremely short weeks before I’m considered full term(although I’m that person that counts on having to wait at least the full month and a half until I’m actually due, if not longer) and I thought I would be in the kitchen a lot more.  I thought I’d be cooking up a storm and posting every day, but no.  I’d much rather have a nap, although with two little kids running around it’s more like thinking about laying on the couch than anything remotely close to napping.  So yes, simple recipes.

Simple Tomato Soup

For a while there, I saw tomato soup on a bunch of different blogs and I couldn’t wait to make it, but I put it off.  I’m telling you now.  Do not put it off.  Put down the can of tomato soup and just get some canned tomatoes, I promise you’ll be much happier.  And much fuller since you wont feel bad about eating a whole recipe, or maybe just half, of this.  And then you wont be dehydrated either because honestly, the sodium in any canned soup is crazy!

Simple Tomato Soup

So this can go two different ways.  You can use oil and leave out the milk for a totally delicious vegan version or you can add a splash of milk to your bowl and stir it in for a creamy tomato soup that’s 1000x better than anything you had as a kid.  Either way I’m guaranteeing it’s awesome, not to mention pretty fast to make.  And did I mention simple?

Oh, and if you really wanted to, or if you were nesting like crazy and getting meals ready, you could make a big batch of this and freeze it in smaller portions without milk added.  Then just reheat, add some milk(if you want!) and enjoy!

Simple Tomato Soup

Just a note, for simplicities sake I just very quickly sliced my onions and garlic to saute them because I blend the soup up later.  I did write an option for a slightly chunkier soup if you have no way to blend your soup but you’ll need to use already pureed tomatoes.  I prefer a smoother soup, but it tastes delicious even if you don’t have a way to blend it.

And one more note!  I was visited by the very generous Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online who left me a $100 Amazon gift card to mention their site to you!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post if you have a blog and the Fairy Hobmother might visit you next!

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

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1 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Ever since making my own tomato soup about a month ago, I haven’t bought a canned version since (sorry Amy’s!). It’s so easy and it really is delicious, isn’t it? I like the touch of honey you have in yours, might have to steal that idea next time :)
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2 Julie @ happygoodtime February 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Homemade tomato soup just can’t be beat! It’s so incredibly easy to make, and your version looks delicious.

Lucky you, being visited by a benevolent appliance fairy! Any grand plans on what you shall be purchasing?

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3 Heather February 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

This post just came at the perfect time; I just cam back from food shopping and bought a large can of canned tomatoes with the very intent of making tomato soup and grilled “cheese” this week!

The Fairy Hobmother? What in the world is that :)
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4 Walter February 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

A great soup. I love simple soups, no too many ingredients, but full of flavor. I never understand why people would buy canned soups in the first place, home made is so much nicer
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5 Nami | Just One Cookbook February 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hi Heidi! This is such a beautiful and delicious soup! I’d love to give it a try. My kids especially love tomatoes and they will love it for sure.

Congrats on Fairy Hobmother!
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6 Nora @ natural noshing February 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

I bet you are an awesome mom!!!! I can just tell :) I’m
Impressed how many posts you get out with two kids while pregnant, Very impressive!
I really must try this soup, I’ve been scared of canned tomato soup for ages but I love tomatoes so I need to whip this one up! Love the simplicity, exactly what I need right now! :)
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7 vianney February 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

simple meals are the way to go for expecting mommies, this looks amazing..
try to rest …
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8 Rawkinmom February 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I make my own tomato soup too!!! I use nutritional yeast in mine for a cheezy taste!! MMMMM…with homemade corn chips!! Yours looks amazing too!!!
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9 Jane February 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

That sucks that your site was down! I love tomato soup, and really should make it more often! It looks so good!
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10 Katie@Cozydelicious February 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

That baking soda trick is so interesting! I have never tried that, although I love making tomato soup. And this soup looks delish! Yum!
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11 chinmayie @ love food eat February 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

I love homemade soups. I made some roasted fresh tomato soup last time and swore that that’s my favorite tomato soup :)
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12 kitchenriffs February 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I actually like that iconic Warhol brand of tomato soup, but it’s because it’s a blast from the past – I grew up with it etc etc etc. Homemade is so much better, and that’s what I eat when I’m being grown up (rare, I admit). Your version looks wonderful – thanks for this.
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13 Marsha @ The Harried Cook February 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

I ADORE homemade tomato soup! I don’t think it is as good in any restaurant… thank you for sharing your recipe! :) Your pictures are gorgeous!
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14 Biana | Meal Planning Tips February 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This soup sounds delicious and so easy to make! Love the picture of the soup with basil leaves – looks delicious!
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15 Carmen @ Life Blessons February 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

Oh, how fun! I am sure you can put that gift card to good use. And if the Fairy Hobmother needs somewhere else to sprinkle her fairy dust, I would not be opposed! ;) There’s nothing like a little bit of retail therapy to make winter zip by faster! Thanks for sharing the opportunity!
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16 Sonia The Healthy Foodie February 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Only 3 weeks??!?!? For real??!?! I seems like it was only yesterday that you made the big announcement. Wow, how time flies. You must be getting extremely anxious. Oh, this brings back memories… You better shower us with pictures of that little one!

As for your soup, it’s simply gorgeous. Can you believe that I’ve never made tomato soup before in my life? I really have to remedy that. This soup is soooo getting made, and soon! Think I can leave the honey out without changing the outcome too much? Maybe if I added a little bit of unsweetened applesauce instead? ;) Alright, alright, I’m outta here! ;)

Oh, hey, awesome pics, by the way! Definitely pinning to my recipe inspiration board!
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17 Carissa March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

We’ve been eating a tomato soup that has very similar ingredients. I like to add some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor…like adding the grilled cheese right into the soup!
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18 Sonia The Healthy Foodie March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Wow, I am loving this idea, Carissa. I wouldn’t have thought of it.

I bet nutritional yeast in pasta with tomato sauce must be absolutely brilliant too! Wonder if I could get my son to give that a try. ;) He adds cheese to his pasta ALL the time. Drives me insane. He uses up all my cheese, and when I go to use some, which I seldom do, there’s no more!

Mind you, if he liked the nutritional yeast alternative, then I might run into the same problem… except the yeast, I do use a little more often! So I wouldn’t be too happy about being all out when I need to use it.

Now I definitely want to try that tomato soup with nutritional yeast in it. And sooner than later. :)

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19 Melynda L Smith September 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I have stage 4 breast cancer and the lycopine on tomatoes is excellent to fight off those cancer cells and i crave tomato soup with a couple croutons on top…looked in the cabinet tonight…
No tomato soup….but diced tomatoes and tomato sauce….so…..gonna be cooking this recipe in just a bit!!!
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20 Melissa October 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I had found a recipe for “french onion soup grilled cheese sandwiches” and had to find a basic soup to go along with it. On a whim I googled “how to make make tomato soup with canned tomatoes” and your recipe showed up. This is really very good. I am 47 yrs old and had no idea how to make tomato soup other than opening a can and heating it up. I have to say, it was really quite easy for the tremendous flavor. This is no ordinary tomato soup and I will always choose to make this over the store bought from this day on. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it has made quite the impression on my husband and I.

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21 Ferial Hassan November 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Great recipe for tomato soup!! Beats eating it from a can.

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22 Allison A December 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

I just made this soup and it really was wonderful. I followed the recipe as much as I could but some items I did not have. I used a only a 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes and used half of an onion. Also, I didn’t have any fresh basil so I used dried. I pureed in my blender and added reduced fat milk at the end (as well as the honey mentioned in the recipe). I will definitely be making this soup again and again!

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23 Melody Rehor March 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This is the first time I’ve made tomato soup from scratch and though I don’t particularly care for canned tomato soup as either it is too sweet or tinny tasting I LOVED this soup!!! Hubby who enjoy the heck out of Campbell’s has just told me that his is now our go to recipe for tomato soup and I don’t have to buy him any more Campbell’s. So a HUGE THANK YOU!!!! This was just perfect and I have shared!!!!
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24 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! This is our go-to recipe now too, we love it! Thanks so much for sharing Melody!

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25 mrs jones March 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

YUM! and THANK YOU!!
I used a canned, diced, fire roasted tomato and added a bit of pesto……DELISH!!
Congrats of baby #3!!

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26 Carolyn April 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I just made this today for me and my son. We loved it. I tweaked it a little because I added chopped carrots and celery (to up the veggie content). Thanks for such a delicious recipe!

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27 Ashley April 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Made this tonight! Oh my gosh it was SO good!! Thanks!

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28 Megan October 11, 2013 at 5:47 am

Yum-people keep asking me, since I am vegan, if I have ever made tomato soup – well now I have a simple and yummy looking recipe to go off of! Thanks.
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29 Sarah Rooney November 6, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I know this is an old post but I found it today when in search of some good homemade tomato soup. I never made it myself before. This was the best recipe. I used a quart of crushed tomatoes that I canned from my garden. I also grew the basil and parsley. It was perfect with some grilled cheese. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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