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Tomato Florentine Soup

This Tomato Florentine Soup is hearty, comforting, and packed with flavor from savory tomatoes and fresh spinach. And it’s 100% vegetarian friendly too!  There’s something undeniably comforting about a bowl of warm, rich tomato soup. Add to that t…

This Tomato Florentine Soup is hearty, comforting, and packed with flavor from savory tomatoes and fresh spinach. And it's 100% vegetarian friendly too!  There's something undeniably comforting about a bowl of warm, rich tomato soup. Add to that the earthy goodness of wilted spinach and the playful bite of mini pasta, and you've got yourself...

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The Most Flavorful And Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe

Inside: ​Check out this delicious, flavorful, and easy to make tomato soup recipe which is an easy option for an appetizer or a meal on its own.  ​If you are like …

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Inside: ​Check out this delicious, flavorful, and easy to make tomato soup recipe which is an easy option for an appetizer or a meal on its own. 

Homemade tomato soup in a bowl with cream and cheese on top

​If you are like me, there are some nights where you just want to hunker down with a hot bowl of tomato soup. Of course you can always just open a can of soup from the store, but it is so much better for you and tastier as well if you make the soup with fresh ingredients and from scratch. 

The delicious recipe I am going to share today may have a lot of ingredients, but it is easy to make and you will love it! It includes fresh herbs, fresh ripe tomatoes, garlic cloves, and other simple ingredients that will give it so much flavor. 

Why you will love this homemade tomato soup more than the store-bought version

Tomato soup in a can is a pantry staple that many people have, but once you have tried this homemade version, you will not go back! Instead of having processed ingredients from the version you buy at the store, this recipe has only fresh ingredients and is made from scratch. I know it may seem daunting, but it is really easy to make. 

The combination of flavors from the herbs, tomatoes, and other ingredients will have you going back for more. You can serve this as an appetizer or a side dish to go along with a tasty grilled cheese sandwich, or you can serve it as a main dish. No matter how you eat it, you will not be disappointed, and I am sure you will agree this is the best tomato soup recipe you have tried. 

What ingredients do you need to make homemade tomato soup?

I mentioned above that this recipe has fresh ingredients. This is important so that you can know what you are putting in your body and so that you get the best flavors possible. 

ingredients for this soup on a cutting board

To make this recipe, start by gathering the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of ripe, fresh tomatoes (roma tomatoes or other types of tomatoes will work)
  • 1 medium onion (red)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Croutons

How do you make this tomato soup recipe?

Now that you have gathered the ingredients, it is time to make the recipe. It is important to wash all of the vegetables and herbs before cooking, so do that first. 

Next, you will chop the tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves and set them aside separately for a later step. 

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and butter until the butter just melts. Then add the chopped garlic and onions and let cook until the onions are transparent. 

The next step is to add the tomatoes and to continue cooking for 2-3 minutes before adding the salt, pepper, oregano, nutmeg, bay leaves, and basil. Reduce to medium-low heat and stir well. At this point, add the brown sugar, stir well, and cook for about 2 minutes.

tomatoes cooking with the other ingredients in a large skillet

After 2 minutes have passed, add the balsamic vinegar and stir well. You can add additional salt and pepper if it is needed at this point. Add everything from the skillet to a blender and blend until smooth, but thick. You can also use an immersion blender at this stage, but I usually just use a traditional blender. 

In the same skillet, add another 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and heat over medium heat before adding the blended mixture back to the skillet. 

Add the white wine and let cook for 5 minutes.

At this point, the soup is ready, so you can serve it in a bowl topping with a little bit of heavy cream, the cheese, and the croutons. 

tomato soup in a blue bowl with a spoon and vine ripened tomatoes next to it

​How to use this recipe for pizza or pasta sauce.

This recipe is mainly made for soup, however you can make some slight modifications to it so that you can use it for pizza or pasta! The only modification that you need to make for this recipe is to omit the white wine. This will give it a thicker consistency which is perfect for adding to your favorite homemade pizza recipe. You can also use it as an easy sauce for pasta with meat or without meat. You will find that this adds a great flavor to any of your favorite pasta or pizza recipes, so I definitely recommend it. 

When I use it for that purpose, sometimes I will add some red pepper flakes to add a bit of heat, but only if I am making it for my husband and me, since some of the kids don’t quite like spicy food yet. 

Check out these other soup recipes

This homemade tomato soup recipe is a hit around our house and is a great way to incorporate healthy ingredients into your diet. The kids love it also, especially when you serve it with tasty cheese sandwiches. I always make a large pot of this when we have it, and there is almost nothing left every time. 

It has a mild, but delicious tomato flavor and  is great for any time of year.

Let me know in the comments below how it turns out!

tomato soup in a blue bowl with a spoon and vine ripened tomatoes next to it
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Fresh Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

Check out this delicious, flavorful, and easy to make tomato soup recipe which is an easy option for an appetizer or a meal on its own. 
 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword fresh, soup, tomato soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 1/2 cup servings
Calories 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 basil leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Accompaniments

  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup croutons

Instructions

  • Chop the tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves and set them aside separately for a later step. 
    2 lbs ripe tomatoes, 1 red onion, 3 garlic cloves
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and butter until the butter just melts. Then add the chopped garlic and onions and let cook until the onions are transparent. 
    1/4 stick butter, 1 tbsp olive oil
  • The next step is to add the tomatoes and to continue cooking for 2-3 minutes before adding the salt, pepper, oregano, nutmeg, bay leaves, and basil. Reduce to medium-low heat and stir well. At this point, add the brown sugar, stir well, and cook for about 2 minutes.
    1-2 basil leaves, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tbsp brown sugar, salt, pepper
  • After 2 minutes have passed, add the balsamic vinegar and stir well. You can add additional salt and pepper if it is needed at this point. Add everything from the skillet to a blender and blend until smooth, but thick. You can also use an immersion blender at this stage, but I usually just use a traditional blender. 
    1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • In the same skillet, add another 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and heat over medium heat before adding the blended mixture back to the skillet. 
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add the white wine and let cook for 5 minutes.
    1/2 cup white wine
  • Serve with cream, mozzarella cheese, and croutons
    1/8 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup croutons, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cup serving | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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Classic Tomato Soup

This classic tomato soup recipe is full of bold flavor: easy to make and perfectly seasoned! Serve with grilled cheese…

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This classic tomato soup recipe is full of bold flavor: easy to make and perfectly seasoned! Serve with grilled cheese for a cozy meal.

Tomato soup recipe

An essential every home cook needs? This classic Tomato Soup recipe! There’s nothing more homey than a big pot bubbling on the stove with its bright garlicky aroma. Add to that a browned, gooey grilled cheese from the griddle and well: it’s basic in all the right ways. Just a like a classic Caesar salad or avocado toast: a great tomato soup is not rocket science but always, always satisfying. This recipe is beyond easy to make and will please everyone in the family (even the picky ones).

Want more soups? Go to Top Healthy Soup Recipes.

What’s in this tomato soup recipe?

Tomato soup is like a good potato salad: everyone has their own family recipe. Here’s our own family favorite: it’s so quick and easy! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Canned tomatoes: fire roasted if possible
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic powder and onion powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Optional ingredients: basil, heavy cream
Tomato Soup Recipe

Flavor secret: fire roasted canned tomatoes

The key to the flavor in this tomato soup recipe? Fire roasted tomatoes. This type of tomatoes is roasted over a flame before canning, which makes the flavor sweet and developed right out of the can. You can absolutely taste the difference versus a plain canned tomato, which can taste bitter. Plus, you can cook fire roasted tomatoes for less time since the flavor is good right away (always a plus!).

Where to find fire roasted tomatoes? They should be available at your local grocery store, offered by several brands. If you can’t find them, simply substitute the best quality canned tomatoes you can find. It really makes a difference in this tomato soup!

Tomato Soup

How to make tomato soup: basic steps

There are lots of ways to make a great tomato soup recipe: here’s our magic formula! The only chopping required is you’ll have to mince some fresh garlic. Other than that, most of the cooking process is just waiting for it to simmer. Here are the basic steps:

  • Step 1, Chop & sauté: Mince the garlic, then sauté in olive oil for 30 seconds.
  • Step 2, Simmer: Add the canned tomatoes, broth onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Step 3, Blend: Immersion blend or carefully blend the soup (optional).
  • Step 4, Add butter: Add butter and salt to taste. Voila!

Add-ins: fresh basil or heavy cream

Want to spice up your tomato soup recipe? Here are two simple things you can do to add massive flavor to this simple soup:

  • Add ½ cup chopped basil while simmering. This adds the best tomato basil flavor!
  • Add a drizzle of heavy cream to finish. This incorporates a delightful lightly sweet richness and warmth to the texture.

Want more variations? Scroll down for a few more ideas.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

This tomato soup recipe is fantastic paired with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich! Here’s how to take a regular grilled cheese and make it gourmet:

  • Use sourdough bread or an other artisan loaf.
  • Spread mayo on the outside of the bread instead of butter. It adds great savory flavor!
  • Use a combo of shredded smoked gouda and cheddar cheese. The smoked gouda really takes it to gourmet status!
  • Add jam or a sliced apple inside. The sweet and savory combo makes it! Try it with tomato, fig or apricot jam, or a thinly slice apple or pear.
Tomato Soup Recipe

Sides to serve with tomato soup (grilled cheese and more!)

Of course, no tomato soup recipe is complete without a toasty grilled cheese on the side! But we’ve got a few more ideas to complete the meal as well. Here are a few of our top sides to serve with tomato soup:

  1. Grilled cheese: Try an avocado grilled cheese or spinach artichoke grilled cheese.
  2. Bread: Grab an artisan bread loaf.
  3. Crackers & cheese: Opt for homemade crackers or almond crackers.
  4. Salad: Try goat cheese apple salad, spinach salad, kale salad, or chopped salad.
  5. Muffins: Try classic corn muffins.

Variations: more tomato soup recipes

Want more flavor variations? This one is our classic, but here are our top tomato soup recipes to make on a regular basis:

This tomato soup recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Tomato soup recipe

Classic Tomato Soup Recipe


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This classic tomato soup recipe is full of bold flavor: easy to make and perfectly seasoned! Serve with grilled cheese for a cozy meal.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can and 1 15-ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • Optional: ½ cup chopped fresh basil, 1 splash heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil to medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute until light brown and fragrant. Stir in both cans of tomatoes, vegetable broth, garlic powder, onion powder, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and basil (if using). Bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes until slightly thickened and the tomato flavor mellows. Then immersion blend the soup or carefully transfer to a blender and blend until smooth (this step makes it creamier; you can skip this step if you’re ok with the texture as is).
  3. Stir in the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons salted butter. For a richer soup, you can also stir in a splash of heavy cream.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Tomato soup recipe

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Chipotle Tomato Soup with Smoked Cheddar Pull Apart Bread.

This chipotle tomato soup is an absolute GAME CHANGER. Mostly because it is served with super easy and quick smoked cheddar pull apart bread. You will struggle to stay away from this entire loaf. Oh boy is this incredible. I’ve told you before about how I love the tradition of tomato soup and grilled cheese […]

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This chipotle tomato soup is an absolute GAME CHANGER.

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

Mostly because it is served with super easy and quick smoked cheddar pull apart bread. You will struggle to stay away from this entire loaf. Oh boy is this incredible.

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

I’ve told you before about how I love the tradition of tomato soup and grilled cheese on Halloween! I think one of you readers even tipped me off to the tradition. This would have been an awesome tradition when I was growing up because we always ate dinner quickly before trick-or-treating! 

sourdough bread stuffed with smoked cheddar

These days, we usually have our parents and family over on Halloween – the result of having the first born grandchild/nephew, etc. SO I make a chili bar for everyone, which is also very fun. It’s also much easier than cooking 12 separate grilled cheeses, you know? 

But if you’re looking for traditions for Halloween night, this tomato soup and grilled cheese one needs to happen!

saucepan of chipotle tomato soup

This twist is PERFECTION. I realize that 2020 is the year that we’re not supposed to be sharing food, but here we are and I think if you make this pull-apart bread for just your family in your home to share, you’re golden.

baked smoked cheddar pull apart bread

First, the soup!

This soup is basically my go-to favorite, nordstrom copycat (but better, I swear) tomato soup. I added a little bit of chipotle chili powder to the base, cooking it over heat with the shallots and garlic. 

The end result is INCREDIBLE. There is this slight bite of heat but it is not spicy, if that makes sense. There is the perfect amount of heat and I am not someone who loves spicy food. If you dip your bread in the soup, it’s even milder. A spoonful will give you a little lasting heat flavor, but otherwise it is a dream! 

P.S. if you don’t want anything spicy at all, just skip the chipotle. It’s as easy as that.

chipotle tomato soup

Now, for the bread!

YEARS ago, I made this white pizza pull apart bread. It’s definitely a cheaters recipe but really oh-so delish. You simply cut a grid pattern into a loaf of bread (I prefer sourdough) and stuff it full of cheese.

Yes. Stuff it full of cheese. OMG my dream. 

Then bake it!

smoked cheddar pull apart bread

The end result are these perfect cheese-covered bread slices that are incredible for dipping. Or just eating on their own. Basically… inhaling. 

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

This flavor combo cannot be beat! Chipotle tomato soup with a hint of smoky heat, and then smoked cheddar cheese melted all over the rustic sourdough. 

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

DREAM MEAL. 

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

Chipotle Tomato Soup with Smoked Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

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Chipotle Tomato Soup with Smoked Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

This chipotle tomato soup is creamy and delish with a hint of heat. Serve with smoked cheddar pull apart bread for a slice of heaven!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

chipotle tomato soup

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 28 oz diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup cooking sherry
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • freshly snipped chives for garnish

smoked cheddar pull apart bread

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • fresh chives, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add in the shallots and garlic, cooking until soft and slightly golden and stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and chipotle powder and cook for another 5 minutes. Add in the tomatoes, sherry, chicken stock, brown sugar, basil, salt and pepper, then bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the soup to a high-powered blender and carefully blend until pureed. Transfer back to the pot over low heat. Right before serving, stir in the heavy cream. Taste and season additionally with salt and pepper if needed – it might, depending on your tomatoes. To serve, drizzle the soup with the extra cream and garnish with chives.

smoked cheddar pull apart bread

  • Preheat oven for 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice a grid pattern into the loaf of bread, leaving about an inch uncut at the bottom of the loaf. I find it easiest to slice longways and then go back and slice the rest of the grid.
  • Loosely tent the bread with foil and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bread and gently pry apart the bread squares. Drizzle the butter into the crevices of the bread. Gently pull apart the bread again and stuff the grated cheese into the crevices and pile it on top. Bake the bread for 15 to 20 minutes, uncovered, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.

chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull apart bread

I mean look at that meltiness.

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