This HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP calls for just 5 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! So simple, but the flavor is amazing and our whole family loves this recipe. Serve with grilled cheese, croutons, or crackers!
If you’ve read my blog for long you probably know that my husband travels quite a bit for work.
He ends up eating out quite a bit and often asks what we’re having for dinner with a hint of sadness in his voice.
He’s not usually much of a soup fan, so when I told him I was making tomato soup and grilled cheese awhile back I was really surprised to hear him tell me how good that sounded.
I thought maybe it was just a bit homesickness talking, but I served it to him when he was home that weekend and he has been asking for it ever since.
Tomato soup + grilled cheese is basically comfort food at it’s best and you guys are going to LOVE my homemade tomato soup recipe. It’s literally the best and it could not be easier.
How to make tomato soup:
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Ingredients: This recipe is just 5 ingredients (plus salt, which doesn’t count, haha). You’ll need canned whole tomatoes, butter, garlic, and onion.
Cook: Add some butter, half of an onion, and some garlic to your soup pot and cook until the butter melts and the garlic is fragrant.
Dump in your can of whole tomatoes. How easy is this?
Simmer: Add a bit of chicken stock and bring that to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.
Give it a stir every now and then, breaking the tomatoes up a bit as you stir.
Blend: I use an immersion blender for this and that’s definitely the easiest method. But, if you don’t have one, you can also transfer the hot soup to a traditional blender. Just be careful when working with hot liquids in your blender and always read your manual. We don’t want anyone getting hurt!
After the soup is blended up you’ll taste and add a little salt if needed.
I’m topping my soup off with some homemade croutons and a little freshly grated Parmesan today.
The homemade croutons are OH MY GOODNESS SO GOOD in this easy tomato soup. I just chop up a nice crusty bread into small pieces and add it to a hot pan with melted butter and garlic salt. Stir them around to toast and then pop ’em right in your soup.
The croutons soak up the soup like crackers do, but they’re oh so much better than a cracker could ever dream of being.
Make It a Meal!
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese: Tomato soup and grilled cheese are made for each other, and this recipe is quick and easy!
Try some of these other great soup recipes:
Crockpot Potato Soup: Another classic recipe that’s a hit with my whole family!
Ham and Bean Soup: I make this one in my Instant Pot!
Chicken Gnocchi Soup: Just like the one you get from the Italian joint!
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings: A classic made so easy!
Homemade Tomato Soup
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 large sweet onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 28 ounces canned whole tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- salt to taste
- Add the butter to a deep pot and melt over medium heat. Once melted add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
- Add the tomatoes (with juice) and chicken stock to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.
- Transfer soup to a blender and carefully puree soup. Alternately, use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
- Taste and season with salt, as desired.