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Easy Tomato Soup


A warm bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich are the epitome of comfort food. I grew up eating tomato soup from a can, which is perfectly fine. Homemade tomato soup is so much better tasting than any canned soup. This simple recipe is delectable and easy to make. It’s also budget friendly.

You can make this creamy, or leave it with some tomato chunks. I prefer a creamy tomato soup so I use my immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender you can use a regular blender, or even a potato masher. 

It comes together quickly, and smells incredible as it’s simmering away on the stove top. This would make a great weeknight dinner. Add some grilled cheese sandwiches, and you’ve got a hearty meal. You’ll be glad you made this delicious tomato soup.

Happy Eating!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4


Tomato Soup

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Required equipment: immersion blender or regular blender


1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)

1 medium onion cut into large chunks

2 (28 oz.) cans crushed or whole tomatoes 

2 cups chicken broth

½ to 1 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 tablespoon sugar (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon or more of fresh ground black pepper

½ cup heavy cream


  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, fresh basil, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Blend the soup using an immersion blender until creamy.
  6. Give it a taste and add more salt/pepper to your liking.
  7. Turn down the heat and stir in the heavy cream.
  8. Ladle soup into bowls. Enjoy!


  • If you use a blender just add the soup in small batches to the blender and return it back to the pot.
  • You can also use a potato masher if you don’t have an immersion blender. 
  • Dice the onion small and chop the basil if you are not using any type of blender.





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28 thoughts on “Easy Tomato Soup”

  1. I just keep thinking that I want to go over to your house to eat. 😉 The soup looks delicious, and your picture is beautiful! I took a snap shot of the ingredients and directions. I haven’t packed up the pots yet, so I might try to make this before we leave. Thanks for another wonderful recipe, Meghan!

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    1. I would love to have you over so I could feed you! 😅
      Seriously, I love cooking for people. I hope you are able to make it before the move. You could omit the onions since your husband is allergic. But definitely still add the butter. God bless you as you pack and get ready for this move. I’m praying for you.


      1. Thanks. Good memory! I’ll probably Stull add a little because he seems to be okay with small amounts, but I’ll for sure warn him. 😉 He’s a big fan of tomato soup. And thank you so much for your prayers. You are such an encouragement to me.

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  2. We are having an ice storm today & I was just thinking of making soup. I opened my phone to look up a recipe & saw my email with this blog. A blessing from the Lord!😊 Yum, looks so good!

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  3. This looks good. We are still in summer here in Australia so this will have to wait a while before I give it a go. I prefer creamy tomato soup rather than chunky.
    Thank you Meghan

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  4. Meghan, this looks so good I want to eat the picture. I’ve been searching for a good tomoto soup recipe and haven’t come upon it yet, until now. Would you mind sending the what I need to include it in the March newsletter issue. I’ll bet the readers will jump on this one. I only wish we had put it in the cookbook. LOLOL

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  5. I can smell it cooking now. It looks delicious. I too grew up eating tomato soup out of the can, and to be honest, still do, but my sister makes it from scratch and this inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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