You must know, I am a huge fan of tomato soup, but I am also very picky. I don’t like any plain-old tomato soup out of the can. My Mom’s tomato soup is actually the best and although she gave me the recipe (which I follow to the point), it never turns out quite like hers (I am sure it’s the extra Mom-love that she sneaks into it). Anyway, if you are a fan of tomato soup yourself, this is for you and I promise, you won’t regret taking an extra few minutes to make something absolutely delicious instead of just opening a can! J, who’s not the biggest fan of soups to begin with, was blown away by it.
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 small onion (chopped)
1 clove of garlic (optional)
8 oz. vegetable broth
1 large can of tomato puree
splash of whipping cream or sour cream
Garnish with boiled eggs and/or (homemade) croutons.
Lightly sauté the finely chopped onions (and garlic) and then make a roux (thickening agent) by melting the butter in the pot or pan, and adding the flour. Stir until smooth. Add the vegetable broth and tomato puree (slowly) and stir until smooth and bring to a short boil. Season with pepper, salt, basil and tabasco.
If you like chunky tomato soup (I do!), it’s now ready to serve, otherwise use an immersion blender to puree any leftover onion and tomato chunks. Finally add a splash of whipping cream or sour cream before you serve.
Voilà. Quick, easy, savory, delicious.
10 thoughts on “Recipe: easy, fresh tomato soup from scratch”
I love tomato soup! Never thought about serving it with eggs, though. I’ll have to try that!
I usually don’t like tomato soup, but this one sounds really good. I might just have to make it ;)
Mmmmmm! That looks yummy!!!
Yum, that sounds delicious, and it’s super easy, which is my kind of recipe. I eat soup year round, even on the hottest of days, so I will have to check this out!
I have tried to recreate some of my mom’s recipes and they just fall short! Mom’s are magic!
This fresh tomato soup recipe looks delicious and so healthy. I’m so excited to try this. Thanks for sharing!
This is awesome! I love tomato soup but I have never made my own; I had no idea it would be so easy. Thanks for posting! :)
Love tomato soup! Yummy!
I love tomato soup – not chunky for me, nice and creamy, mmm. With croutons, yum! Never tried with an egg before. Your recipe sounds great!
This looks so delicious, and so do-able! I’m definitely trying this recipe soon because I love tomato soup! Thanks for sharing :)
Sounds great! I love a quick and easy recipe like this!
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