This homemade tomato soup is made with canned tomatoes and basil, and a cheesy crostini for serving. It cooks in just 30 minutes, and comes out rich, flavorful, and can be made extra creamy too. It’s the most classic and comforting soup recipe that everyone is sure to love!
- What’s in this Easy Tomato Soup?
- How do you make tomato soup creamy?
- How to Store and Reheat
- How to Freeze Homemade Tomato Soup
- What to Serve with Tomato Soup
- Tomato Soup with Cheesy Crostini (Canned Tomatoes)
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What’s in this Easy Tomato Soup?
- Tomatoes: Using canned tomatoes is the easiest way to make this soup. Use whole peeled tomatoes for best results.
- Chicken Stock: This is our liquid to help fill out the soup. You can use vegetable stock if you prefer.
- Garlic and Onion: Yellow onion and garlic cloves are sauteed to add flavor.
- Basil: Sweet basil creates the best flavor for tomato soup! Use dried basil in the soup, and fresh basil for garnish.
- Seasonings: Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and a fines herbes blend (a mix of parsley, chives, and tarragon).
The cheesy crostini in the recipe card is made with a delicious cheese spread you can use on baguettes or another favorite bread. You’ll just need some cheese–in the tradition of fromage fort, collect leftover pieces of cheese from the fridge!
How do you make tomato soup creamy?
If you want a smooth, creamy texture for your soup, be sure to follow Step 5 in the recipe card. After heating the tomato mixture, you’ll blend or puree it, then press it through a sieve.
For an extra creamy soup, mix in a bit of heavy cream towards the end of the cooking time.
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With a simple mix of tomatoes, stock, and a few other basic ingredients, this tomato soup is quite healthy.
Absolutely! Starting with a can of tomatoes makes the process so much quicker and easier. They are both flavorful and convenient!
You can use fresh tomatoes if you prefer, but I recommend peeling and prepping them, so it will take a little longer.
If you like a bit of texture in your soup, skip Step 5 in the recipe card.
If you want a thicker consistency, first I’d recommend letting the soup simmer a little longer. Or you can mix in a small amount of flour or cornstarch.
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover tomato basil soup in an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
To reheat, warm the soup on the stovetop. Stir regularly to make sure it heats evenly all the way through.
How to Freeze Homemade Tomato Soup
To freeze soup, pour it into a freezer-safe container, and freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, first thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat on the stove.
What to Serve with Tomato Soup
This is the easiest tomato soup recipe and it’s so good–even the kids will love it!
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