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Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

Updated on January 7, 2011

I love soup, especially tomato soup! But, I usually don't have time to make a complicated recipe. This easy tomato soup recipe hits the mark at our house because it is quick, inexpensive and tastes great. Double the recipe below and freeze individual portions.


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 cup onion (1 medium sized onion)

2 teaspoons garlic (about 2 cloves)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 14.5 ounce cans Whole Tomatoes

1 cup milk


1. Chop onion into small pieces.

2. Mince fresh garlic.

3. Add olive oil to medium-sized saucepan.

4. Add onions, garlic and salt to saucepan and saute over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.

5. Add onion mixture and whole tomatoes to a food processor and puree.

6. Pour combined onion and tomato mixture in saucepan.

7. Heat mixture over medium heat.

8. Add 1 cup of milk and continue heating, but do not boil.

9. Ladle into soup bowls or storage containers.

Yields about six 1-cup servings.


Garnish with croutons, fresh basil or dill just before serving, if desired.

To heat easy tomato soup from frozen, place soup in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and heat on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Re-cover and cook for approximately 2 minutes more or until heated through.

Use skim milk for a low-fat recipe or rice milk for a dairy-free recipe.

Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

It's creamy!
It's creamy!

Make Ahead and Freeze

Individual Tomato Soup Servings Ready for the Freezer
Individual Tomato Soup Servings Ready for the Freezer


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      Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      Is it quicker than Campbells? Besides being so quick, what does it taste like?

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      DinnerMom 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Hi! This soup is on the sweet side due to the milk that is added and does not taste full of preservatives like canned soups. It has a home-made taste. If you use fresh tomatoes, it is completely natural!

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      roxiesmom 7 years ago

      Made this tonight. Eat your heart out, Campbells! Fantastic and so easy to prepare!

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      Renee S 7 years ago from Virginia

      Oh yeah. I love tomato soup with a ton of cheese nips in there. It's sooooo good.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      This is on my list of "tries" for recipes. I have one that uses fresh tomatoes, but takes a bit of time (I peel the tomatoes by hand). To have a quick and yummy recipe is the best! Thanks for sharing this!

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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Hi DinnerMom this recipe has everything my husband loves so will bookmark it for future use. One question though, if you don't have a food processor, how do you proceed is a blender ok? Great hub!

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      This sounds a lot better than canned tomato soup even though the tomatoes come from a can. Must try it. Thanks!

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      fiona_33 7 years ago from UK

      Lovely recipe. I'm going to try it at the weekend.

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      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      My husband loves tomato soup so I'm sure he'll love this! Thanks for the recipe!

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      healthy soup recipes 6 years ago

      do you use fresh tomatoes for your tomato soup? or do you use Campbells?

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      DinnerMom 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Hi! I use canned or boxed whole tomatoes for this recipe. When I don't have much time this is a great substitute for fresh. Thanks for reading!

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