Tomato Soup

I saw this soup recipe in the November issue of Martha Stewart magazine. It caught my attention because of how easy it was and how good it sounded. It also ia a very budget friendly lunch or dinner.

Our family does not eat much canned soup. I keep a few cans on hand for when we are sick or when I need a really fast lunch and I have nothing else. When I buy it, I buy either clam chowder or chicken noodle. One kind I don’t buy is tomato. None of us like canned tomato soup. We think it tastes terrible. But I like the idea of a homemade tomato soup. It would make a nice healthy winter meal or a nice soup when we are sick. So, I was glad to see that Martha had a recipe.

I made this soup last week when my mom was visiting. I knew she would love it, and she did. So, did I, it was really good. My husband said it was good for tomato soup. I guess that it is not just the canned stuff he does not like; he does not like tomato soup in general. We have been married fourteen years, and I never knew that. Oh, well now I know. He said that he ate too much of it growing up. He did say he thought this soup would be really good with some bacon or sausage mixed in. So, I think that I will try that next time.

We also thought that it would be good with some small pasta, like orzo or alphabet soup. We did add some alphabet pasta that I had into it the next day and my kids loved it this way. But my mom and I think that it is great just the way it is though.

I did serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches. I knew that just the soup would not fill my husband up. I will be making this soup again, it was quick, easy, budget friendly, and nutritious. 

Martha says that the cream is optional. I disagree. I think the cream is what makes this so good. I think ½ and ½ would work well too.

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Comments

  1. What kind of canned tomatoes did you use? Diced?

  2. The recipe calls for whole tomatoes. I used whole because that is what I had. I think diced would work fine, though. Good ?.

  3. Ooh…this sounds tasty!!!

    I’ve tried to make tomato soup ONCE before. That was the day I KNEW my mother loved me. I put my steaming concoction into the blender, capped it up, and hit “Go”. The top blew off, the tomatoes hit the ceiling, the walls, the floor, the counter. My mother was in the next room practicing her piano. When she heard me scream, the first thing she said was, “Are you alright?” I was so relieved, I almost started to cry right there! I thought she’d be upset about the tomatoes all over her kitchen. (She wasn’t upset…as long as I cleaned up the mess. ;-) )

  4. Yes, you do have to be careful of hot liquids in the blender. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. I found this recipe through a link on TipNut.com and just made it. It's so delicious! Thanks for sharing it.

    I substituted half & half for the heavy cream and it's really quite good that way.

  6. Thanks for letting me know April. I am glad you liked it.

  7. This soup is exceptional the only addition to the recipe I made was I added 1 tsp. of Basil and it tastes marvelous! And I serve it with grilled cheese as well. Thanks for the recipe and all the other great ones you have posted too. Thanks!

  8. This is a great recipe and easy. I have also added a small amount of roasted red peppers into the soup before blending. It gives it a nice flavor. Just don’t add too much.

  9. Got it simmering on the stove right now, can’t wait to try it :D

  10. Is this recipe something you could freeze and then use in a child’s lunch to go along with grilled cheese sandwiches?

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