Creamy, tangy, and perfectly seasoned, this Tomato Soup is a simple but delicious soup recipe perfect for your next dinner menu!
Tomato Soup is so simple, but I’ve made it even easier! I know a lot of folks who are scared of making homemade soup, but seriously it can be ready to go in minutes with this tomato soup recipe. Our secret is to start with a high quality spaghetti sauce!
This tomato soup is really delicious and decadent tasting. The sweetness of the tomatoes next to the tang of blue cheese – YUM. (P.S. If you don’t like blue cheese you can skip it!). Add grilled cheese and finish off with Nutella cookies and you’ve got comfort food in no time!
Tomato Soup ingredients
- Spaghetti Sauce – The key is to buy a really good quality sauce! If your sauce is chunky and you want a smoother soup, use a stick blender before adding the blue cheese. And no, the soup doesn’t taste like you’re eating runny tomato sauce, I promise!
- Chicken Stock – Homemade from the freezer, or a good quality store bought brand is fine. Try a low-sodium stock, as the spaghetti sauce is probably already seasoned well.
- Heavy Cream – This provides both richness and tempers the acidity of the tomatoes. You could sub half and half or even whole milk, but heavy cream will give the best flavor.
- Blue Cheese – Bet you never thought of adding blue cheese to a soup! Seriously, this takes it to the next level. If you don’t like blue cheese, I would ask you to try it anyway. My husband hates blue cheese, but loves this soup. If you really really can’t bring yourself to try it, the soup is still delicious without blue cheese. Alternatively you could also try goat cheese for a milder flavor.
- Balsamic Reduction – If your sauce doesn’t have balsamic in it already, you can finish your soup off with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
How do you make Tomato Soup?
★ First, bring the sauce and stock to a simmer on the stove top.
★ Then, stir in the heavy cream and blue cheese.
★ Next, garnish with extra blue cheese crumbles and balsamic reduction.
★ Finally, curl up on the couch with a nice, hot bowl of comfort.
The ultimate after school (or hard day around the house) comfort food. Here are some answers to your commonly asked questions about tomato soup!
How Healthy is Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. It is healthy in moderation, although some people may have to make slight modifications to conform to their version of a healthy diet.
Does Tomato Soup Have Gluten In It
Our recipe does not contain gluten. Be sure to check the labels on your spaghetti sauce and chicken stock to make sure there’s no gluten hiding in there!
Is Tomato Soup Vegetarian
This recipe for tomato soup is vegetarian if you swap vegetable stock for the chicken stock. It can be made vegan by using a dairy free milk like cashew milk or coconut milk and by skipping the cheese.
Is Tomato Soup Low Carb
It is low in carbohydrates, but make sure you are checking the label on the spaghetti sauce to make sure there are no additional sugars added.
Is Tomato Soup Keto
Tomato soup is keto, as the amount of carbs per serving is relatively small. The addition of the cheese and heavy cream make this a great option.
Do make sure you are checking the label on the spaghetti sauce to make sure there are no additional sugars added.
Is Tomato Soup Paleo
It can be paleo, although my recipe contains dairy. Most Paleo peeps avoid dairy, so if you want to give it a try without you could stir in some coconut milk (especially the fatty part on the top), although this will change the taste.
Do make sure you are checking the label on the spaghetti sauce to make sure there are no additional sugars or gluten added.
Preparation & Storage
Tomato soup is easy to prepare and store. Here are our best tips.
Can I Make Tomato Soup Ahead of Time
You can make the soup ahead of time, as far as three to four days in advance if storing in the refrigerator. I love to do a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy it for lunches.
How Do I Store Tomato Soup Leftovers
Let your Tomato Soup cool until it is just warm, then place in a sealed container. It will last in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days or in the freezer for a few months.
Can I Freeze Tomato Soup
You can freeze tomato soup. I like to reuse the tomato sauce jars for freezing leftover tomato soup. Make sure if you’re freezing in a glass jar that you leave a few inches at the top for the liquid to expand as it freezes.
When you reheat the soup, the dairy may have separated a bit. Just whisk or blend it until reincorporated.
How to Reheat Tomato Soup
You can reheat tomato soup in a pot on the stove over medium heat, or in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes. If it has separated, just whisk it or blend it until fully reincorporated.
Blue Cheese In Tomato Soup
Love it or hate it, blue cheese makes this soup fantastic. The blue cheese adds a creamy saltiness that cannot be beat. Give it a try!
Is Blue Cheese Good For You
Blue cheese is good for you, as it is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins. The amount you’ll be eating per serving is relatively small if you’re concerned about calories.
Is Blue Cheese Mold
Blue cheese has a strain of mold running through it, which gives it it’s distinctive flavor. It is safe to eat this cheese.
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Tools we love!
- Calphalon everyday pan – This is a 12″ two handled pan that you will use pretty much every day. Which, of course is why it’s called an everyday pan. I have this one and the Le Creuset version. I use a whole lot of pots and pans in my line of work (apologies to my husband, the dishwasher!) and these are by far my most frequently used pans.
- Stick blender – Possibly the most used gadget in my entire kitchen. The key to making a hand blender useful versus a giant pain in the butt is to rinse it immediately after using. That way you’re never trying to get crusty dried goop out from under the blades.
How to Make Tomato Soup
- 24 ounces quality spaghetti sauce (3 cups)
- 1 cup chicken stock can sub vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 - 3/4 cups loosely packed blue cheese crumbles
- balsamic reduction to taste, optional
- Bring sauce and stock to a simmer on the stove top.
- Stir in heavy cream and blue cheese, continue cooking until soup is heated through. Do not boil.
- Garnish with extra blue cheese crumbles and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
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