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Tomato Soup: the quick recipe for a healthy soup

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
fresh ripe tomatoes, washed and quartered
3 pounds
garlic, peeled
4 cloves
onion, diced
red bell pepper, diced
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp
Dried basil
1/2 tsp
Dried oregano
1/2 tsp
Chicken broth
2 cups
fresh herbs
2 tbsp
salt and pepper to taste
for serving
Fresh basil
Fresh parsley

Is there anything as comforting as a bowl of homemade soup? This easy recipe for classic tomato soup is always a favorite. Made with roasted tomatoes, peppers, onions, and seasoned with fresh and dried herbs, every spoonful is an absolute delight. It's perfect for chilly days, when you want a quick, healthy light meal, or if you have a bunch of fresh tomatoes on hand!

Serve your tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, mozzarella sticks, or a freshly baked dinner roll, or enjoy it as a starter or side dish at dinner.

What are the Best Tomatoes for Tomato Soup?

Fresh tomatoes are always best when it comes to tomato soup. Roma or plum tomatoes are excellent choices because they are especially tasty when roasted.

How to Make Tomato Soup 

Making classic tomato soup at home couldn't be easier and it only takes about 40 minutes. Start by heating your oven to 450°F. Put the tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and dried herbs into a large oven-safe skillet. Roast it for 25 minutes, stirring every so often then turn your oven to the broil setting and broil the tomatoes for a few minutes, or until they become lightly charred.

Pour the chicken broth into a large pot and bring it to a boil. Add the tomato mixture along with the fresh herbs. Lower the heat, grab your immersion blender, and puree until smooth. Garnish with some fresh herbs or grated cheese and enjoy!


Tips for Homemade Tomato Soup

Add a dollop of cream, croutons, or some freshly grated parmesan to jazz up your tomato soup.

If your soup is too tart, cream, shredded carrots, coconut milk, butter, or a pinch of sugar will all help balance it out.

If your soup is too watery, try simmering it longer or adding a little tomato paste or cream to it.

To make vegan tomato soup, simply use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Fresh tomatoes will give you the best flavor. If you can't get fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes will work as well. Tomato paste will also do the trick.

For an even easier way to make tomato soup, use your Instant Pot. After roasting and broiling the tomatoes, transfer them to the Instant Pot. Add in the remaining ingredients, close the lid, and cook on high for 7 minutes, followed by a natural release. Blend the soup and serve.

What to Serve with Tomato Soup

There's nothing better than homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Dinner rolls, crusty French bread, mozzarella sticks, BLTs, or tortilla chips are all great options to serve with your soup.


Tomato Soup Variations

For a spicier soup, add a dash of red chili flakes or even a whole chili into the soup. Mix in some heavy cream for a creamier soup.

How to Store and Freeze Classic Tomato Soup

Store your homemade tomato soup in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 6 months. Be sure if you're freezing the soup to leave a little room in the container as it will expand once frozen.

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Preheat your oven to 450°F.

Put the tomatoes, garlic, onion, bell pepper, salt, olive oil, pepper, and dried herbs into the pan. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Switch the oven to broil and broil for 3 to 4 minutes or until the tomatoes become lightly charred.

Boil the chicken broth. Add in the tomato mixture and fresh herbs. Lower the heat and blend with an immersion blender. Garnish with fresh herbs. Serve and enjoy!


Basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme are all fresh herbs you can use to season your tomato soup. You can even use a combination.

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