Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup

I don’t care what season it is or what the temperature reads outside… I adore a big bowl of soup all year around. This hearty and flavor-packed Cream of Tomato Soup couldn’t be easier, either. It’s one of those magical recipes where you throw everything into a big pot, let it simmer and meld together, and blend it up until nice and smooth. In other words, you could do this one with your eyes closed (although, I wouldn’t recommend it).

I love to make a big batch of this if we have a bug going around the house. Not only is it a warm and satisfying bowl of goodness, but it also pairs just exquisitely with a crunchy grilled cheese. I kid you not, sometimes I even dream about this soup with a sourdough and cheddar grilled cheese on the side. (If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve seen my adventures with baking homemade sourdough bread of late!)

Make it for easy lunches for the week, a cozy movie night, or as an appetizer or side for entertaining. It’s versatile, and delicious, as can be! Ohhh and we also love this cornbread recipe as a side to this soup if I don’t have the makings of a grilled cheese!

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

What’s the difference between cream of tomato soup and tomato bisque?

Bisques are traditionally made with some sort of shellfish stock, like lobster or crab, but variations have been modernized to not include seafood. Tomato bisques aren’t usually made with any shellfish, but if you have a shellfish allergy, I’d recommend asking about it if you order bisque at a restaurant. Cream of tomato soup is made with cream and is fairly similar in taste to tomato bisque.

Why does my cream of tomato soup curdle?

Tomatoes are naturally pretty acidic, so they can sometimes cause the cream to curdle when you add it. If yours happens to curdle, it doesn’t hurt the soup or take away from the flavor at all.

How do you reduce the acid in tomato soup?

For soup that tastes too acidic, especially if you use fresh tomatoes as opposed to canned, add a small sprinkle of sugar or baking soda to the pot. Both of these ingredients will help to neutralize the acid in the tomatoes so they taste less acidic and will help the cream to not curdle when you add it.

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

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Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

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Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, or 4 cups whole fresh tomatoes, blanched and skin removed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until the onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and juice from the cans, salt and pepper to taste, and the chicken broth. Simmer the tomato mixture for 10 minutes.
  3. Working in batches, add the hot tomato mixture to a blender or food processor, and process until very smooth. If using a blender, cover the top with a towel, not the lid.
  4. Add the smooth soup back to the saucepan, and add the cream. Stir to combine, and serve right away.

Notes

  • To make the design on the top of the soup, just drizzle a little more cream over the soup once it’s in a bowl.
  • If using fresh tomatoes, you may need to add a pinch of sugar to offset their more acidic taste.
  • An immersion blender would also work great for this recipe.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: 15 minute dinner, tomato soup, tomato, fresh tomato

Simple Cream of Tomato Soup comes together quickly to make a creamy and lush soup with canned tomatoes, some onion and garlic, a little butter, and a few splashes of chicken broth and whole cream.

 

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This post was originally published in 2012 and has been updated and rephotographed in June 2019.

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9 Responses
  1. BeccaMarie

    This soup looks amazing! Also, I’ve tried and failed at stromboli a number of times. I’m excited to try your recipe!

    Also, I’m pretty sure Blaine is planning on helping with your house while your there. You’ve been forewarned!

  2. Rob and Marseille

    i didnt know i loved tomato soup until i made it 2 years ago. love my immersion blender! though its harder to get it all uniform consistency

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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