Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Easy Cream Of Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is a total game-changer. Loved by children and adults alike, just a few simple ingredients is all it takes to make a cozy, creamy, customizable soup. This is the best tomato soup I have ever made. The magic is in the slow-simmering. But don't let that deter you. This soup is worth the wait. It comes together quite easily and it's great the next day for lunch. Butter helps thicken the soup and make it dreamy. As they say, butter makes everything better. The soup is rich so a that less than a cup is enough for me. I usually pair it with a garden salad and keto bread for a lower-carb meal.

Pair this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich and you're headed for a tried and true delicious lunch or dinner. Eat this soup in your PJ's after a long day or on Sunday evenings binging your favorite series on Netflix.  Please make this soup, you'll be happy you did.  

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe 

Makes a little over two cups (Adapted From Inspired Taste Easy Three Ingredient Tomato Soup)

Some Notes & Tips

The soup is easily customizable. I like to add fresh dill or tarragon in spring and basil in summer. A spring of rosemary or thyme is nice in fall and winter. A tiny pinch of grated nutmeg ups the cozy-factor but it's optional.

Whole peeled tomatoes, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes or chopped tomatoes are fine to use. I've even used a combination of different kinds of tomato products.

If you don't have a vitamix then a regular blender or an immersion blender works. I suggest blending the soup until creamy-smooth because that reminds me of my childhood favorite version. But feel free to leave it chunkier if that's what you prefer.   


  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 large red onion or a regular yellow onion, cut into large wedges  
  • 1 28-ounce can of tomatoes or two 14.5-ounce cans of tomatoes (see notes for further explanation) 
  • 1/2 cup of water 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Drizzle of honey or a pinch of sugar to balance the acidity in the tomatoes(optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of half and half or heavy cream
  • A tiny pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • Finely chopped herbs of your choice. Basil, dill, tarragon and rosemary are all good choices (optional)   


Put the butter, onion wedges, tomatoes, water, salt, pepper and a drizzle of honey or a pinch of sugar in a soup pot or a large saucepan. Put the pot on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and let the soup simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. After cooking for 40 minutes, the soup should look creamy and thicker. Carefully transfer the soup to a Vitamix blender or regular blender to blend until ultra-creamy and smooth. You can also use an immersion blender to blend the soup. Return the soup to the pot and add a pinch of nutmeg and the half and half or heavy cream. Warm through, stir and serve with fresh herbs of your choice. Enjoy! xx ~ Jilly          

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