Few comfort foods can compete with the calming and nostalgic charm of a bowl of homemade tomato soup.
Enjoying the rich aromas of ripe tomatoes combined with aromatic herbs and a touch of creaminess is immensely satisfying.
Making your own tomato soup from fresh tomatoes is not only a fun culinary endeavor, but it’s also a great way to capture the essence of summer’s bounty.
We’ll lead you through the process of making a delightful and delicious homemade tomato soup in this article.
How To Make Tomato Soup At Home
Ingredients For Homemade Tomato Soup
This garden fresh tomato soup may appear opulent, but it’s really simple to create with only a few simple, fresh ingredients.
It is important to use high-quality, fresh ingredients in simple dishes since the flavor will shine through. Tomatoes, garlic, and basil should be organic or homegrown!
Tomatoes- We used a combination of campari and plum tomatoes, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand!
The quality of the tomato you use will determine the success or failure of your tomato soup.
Onion- We used a white onion in this recipe, but a yellow onion would also be delicious!
Garlic- Garlic, in my opinion, is essential in all tomato soups. We used an entire head of garlic with 6 to 8 cloves!
Because you’ll be mixing everything anyhow, there’s no need to finely mince the garlic. Before roasting the garlic, simply crush it with the flat side of a knife!
Basil- Is tomato soup complete without the addition of fresh, sweet basil? No, I don’t believe so. Feel free to add more or less basil to your liking!
Stock- In this tomato soup, I prefer to use organic chicken stock, but you can easily use high-quality veggie broth if you’re vegetarian or vegan. It will taste exactly as good.
Salt & Pepper- For those lovely, juicy tomatoes, salt and pepper are needed! Adjust the quantities to your taste and preferences!
Cream- If you want your homemade tomato soup to be particularly creamy, add more cream at the end. Use heavy cream or a dairy-free alternative such as coconut milk or cashew cream!
Directions For Homemade Tomato Soup
Making Tomato Soup from Scratch
Because it is so simple to make, this fresh tomato soup is one of my faves. It is one of those recipes that tastes as though you spent the entire day in the kitchen, but only takes 15 minutes to prepare. If you don’t believe me, let me demonstrate how simple it is.
Roast your tomatoes, garlic, and onion: In the oven, cook your tomatoes, garlic, and onion. Before baking for 50 minutes, season with pepper and salt and toss with olive oil. This pulls out all of the juicy, fragrant components and imparts a slow-cooked, all-day flavor to your fresh tomato soup.
Cook down with broth– Combine everything in a large pot with stock to achieve the desired consistency for your soup. I prefer to decrease it somewhat with the broth so that the soup completely absorbs the flavor.
Blend thoroughly- Blend the ingredients using an immersion blender in the cooker, or transfer to a blender. In any event, making a creamy, delectable tomato soup only takes 2 minutes!
Serve- It’s as simple as that! Serve your soup with crusty bread, grilled cheese, or on its own!
This tomato soup is tasty on its own, but I believe we can all agree that the toppings are the best part. Along with your tomato soup,
Parmesan Cheese: This is an absolute necessity for me. Tomato soup isn’t tomato soup unless it has shaved parmesan on top.
The cheese melts into the hot soup, imparting a delicious nutty flavor!
Goldfish Crackers: For times you really want to relive your tomato soup memories.
You’ll be taken back to the cafeteria if you add some goldfish crackers to your tomato soup.
Heirloom Tomatoes on Flatbread: Do you still have a million tomatoes? This heirloom tomato flatbread is very delectable!
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese: I believe we can all agree that tomato soup with grilled cheese is a delicious supper.
The buttery, crunchy, salty grilled cheese goes well with the creamy, somewhat sweet tomato soup. It’s perfect in every way.
Homemade tomato soup is delicious and produces great leftovers. You can even double the recipe and freeze it, which is a good idea because this is a dish you’ll want to make again and again!
- Refrigerate chilled tomato soup for up to 4 days in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
- Freeze your tomato soup in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. If you plan to freeze the soup, leave out the heavy cream. You can add it while the soup is heating up on the stove.
Thanks for reading. I hope you find it helpful.