Easy Tomato Soup

This Easy Tomato Soup has only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! The best recipes are the ones you have memorized!Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Can I start off by saying that tomato soup might be the most impossible thing ever to photograph?

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Let me set up the scene. It’s 7pm on Friday night – which happens to be our pizza night, and I find myself all of sudden so sick that I can barely swallow water because my throat hurts so bad. There was no way I was eating pizza (said no one ever…usually).Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

All I wanted was soup. Something hot, something soothing. I probably could have drank hot water at that point. But…I added some tomatoes, onion, garlic, butter, and salt to the pot and simmered away. Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comWe smelled it cooking and…it’s amazing that something so simple could be so good.
Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

To be totally honest this soup is good plain, but add a little Parmesan and basil…I mean come on.

Easy Tomato Soup
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Serves: 4 servings, 4 cups
Easy Tomato Soup Serves: 4 servings (4 cups)
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ large white onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or water)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt\
  • pinch of sugar
  • (optional toppings) grated parmesan, fresh basil
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients (besides the toppings).
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  3. Blend until smooth in a blender or with an immersion blender. Eat plain (also wonderful) or garnish with parmesan and basil.
Notes
I've made this with water and chicken stock. The chicken stock gives it a little fuller flavor but the water is also good.

Adding a pinch of sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes.
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Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. Definitely adding a touch of sugar really takes some of that acid kick out of the tomatoes.

    I love tomato soups. I have one that simmers for hours and while it’s amazing, I don’t always have that kind of time. This looks really similar to mine at a lot less time.

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  2. There is nothing better than a tomato soup & grilled cheese on a rainy day!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

  3. This soup looks amazing! I totally need to try it out soon! Pinning for next week’s meal plan!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. You make tomato soup look so good (and easy)! I am a soup and bread gal, so this will be a go-to recipe for me.

  5. I just made this soup. It is so freaking delicious!!!!

  6. This is going on my to-make list as it’s something my kids will love too. thanks for sharing.

  7. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl- this soup looks so yummy!

  8. This soup is so good!!! It goes perfect with grilled cheese! I could eat this soup everyday.

  9. Someone posted this on FB and I thought I’d give it a try. It was a HUGE hit! We’ve been getting dumped on with snow, this is a perfect no school snow day lunch! I made it twice last week. The 2nd time I had to double the recipe because my littles all loved it so much. I even added a bag of frozen tomatoes from my garden, holy moly it was a little taste of summer in the middle of a blizzard! This will be my go to recipe from now on… not sure what I’m going to do with the cans of tomato soup in the pantry, because there is no turning back now!

  10. Made this last night. Sooooo yummy and easy!