Homemade Tomato Soup


Tomato soup an easy weekday meal for the family
Easy homemade tomato soup

I grew up on canned tomato soup, and never was a big fan, so I didn’t have any interest in making my own.  That was a mistake.  I’ve discovered it’s simple to make and tastes way better then what I had as a kid.  Here is a recipe to try. 

Homemade Tomato Soup

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter

Easy soup to make for a weekday meal.  Blend right in the pot and for easy clean up.
Blend soup directly in pot

1 small onion, chopped
1 celery stick, diced small
1 carrot, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1  28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon sugar
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Heat oil and butter in a medium sized pot over medium-high heat.  Add onion and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.  Add celery, and carrot and garlic. Continue to sauté another 3-4 minutes until veggies start to soften.  Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, sugar and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  Discard bay leaf.   Keep in saucepan and puree using an immersion blender or let cool briefly then puree in 2 or 3 batches in a blender.   Return soup to pot, season to taste with salt and pepper.  Reheat if necessary.

Homemade Tomato Soup with fresh bay leaf
Fresh bay leaves in homemade tomato soup

Looking for another soup recipe?  Try our Carrot Soup With A Hint Of Curry

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