If I had to pick a favorite soup, it would be tomato soup. This homemade version is just as easy as opening a can and so much better!
A few weeks ago I was out of town and our wonderful neighbors invited Jim over for dinner and to watch a baseball game. (Way to go Cardinals!) He was in heaven. Baseball and food, a perfect combo. When I talked to Jim that night he couldn’t stop talking about the delicious soup Katie had served for dinner. When I heard it was tomato soup, my favorite soup, I had to have the recipe and Katie graciously shared.
I have several tomato soup recipes here on the blog. I have a delicious slow cooker tomato soup as well as Fresh Tomato Soup. The Fresh Tomato Soup is a delicious recipe but it does use fresh, vine ripened tomatoes so I prefer to make it in the summer when I’ve got tomatoes in my garden or I can buy them at the farmers market. I also have a Easy Tomato Soup that is made using canned tomato soup and you just doctor it up. It’s super easy and delicious!
Today I have another tomato soup alternative for you. This recipe used canned tomatoes and it just as delicious as all the other recipes!
I tweeked the recipe just a bit and Jim gave it two thumbs up! Tomato soup is the perfect comfort food. Throw in a grilled sandwich and you’ve got heaven, especially on a cold winter’s day like we are having around here in Portland! When I was a kid I came home for lunch every day and since I grew up in Wisconsin I often walked home in the snow for lunch. My winter time lunch of choice was always a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
Other soup recipes you may enjoy:
Tomato Soup Recipe
- 1/2 C onion diced
- 1/4 C butter
- 2 14.5 oz petit cut diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 C chicken broth
- 1/2 C half and half
- In a large pan saute the onions in butter until tender.
- Add in tomatoes, salt, pepper, baking soda, chicken broth and thyme.
- Bring to a boil
- Then turn heat down to simmer for about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Allow mixture to cool
- Put into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Return to saucepan or refrigerate.
- Right before serving bring to a simmer and half and half.
- Do not allow to boil after adding half and half.
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