Tomato Soup Recipe

This Easy Tomato Soup has only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting! The best homemade recipes are the ones you have memorized!

Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting!

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!

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.

I love this Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup but I needed soup and I needed it now, not in six hours.

Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting!

We 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!

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

Now we make this easy and creamy Tomato Soup recipe all the time! At least once a month, more in the winter.

Easy Tomato Soup
Easy Tomato Soup Serves: 4 servings (4 cups)
Servings: 4 servings, 4 cups
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 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
  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.
Recipe 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.

Easy Tomato Soup - only a couple of simple ingredients and tastes so comforting!

Speak Your Mind



  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.

  2. There is nothing better than a tomato soup & grilled cheese on a rainy day!

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


  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!

  11. Just made this for a dear Uncle, my son and I taste tested it. My son said,” Momma, I just have one question. Can you make this for dinner. It’s sooooo good.” He’s the pickiest eater, so quite the compliment. I loved it as well. Can’t wait to deliver it to my Uncle and make another couple batches for us.

  12. Tomat is my favorit plan

  13. How well does this freeze? I’m cooking for my daughter’s major midget hockey team (25+ people) and all I have in the hotel room is a bar fridge so I’d like to make ahead and freeze and just warmup in crockpots the day off as the girls have requested tomato soup and grilled cheese.

  14. it looks so delicious, thanks for sharing

  15. It is so much better than canned and really doesn’t take much more time.We make this soup often. We frozen tomatoes from our garden so we are having great soup this winter/ However using the canned tomatoes iis good also.

    I rate it five stars because of the ease of ease and the great taste!