Soups

Cream of Tomato Soup

This Cream of Tomato Soup is hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

As the winter drags on and the temperature dips in Vermont, I find myself craving something nice and warm for lunch instead of a salad.

I don’t want to totally blow my daily calorie allowance by choosing something high in fat and calories though. I’d like to enjoy a hot lunch that is healthy at the same time. This Cream of Tomato Soup fits the bill perfectly.

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup - Hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

Cream of Tomato Soup

One of my favorite cold weather lunches is a big bowl of cream of tomato soup. You don’t need to head to the grocery store to buy a can of soup to enjoy this. It’s very simple to make your own homemade cream of tomato soup with only a few basic ingredients.

I used low fat milk in this recipe, but you could just as easily use 2% milk. Use whatever kind of milk you have in your fridge. Let’s keep it simple!

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup - Hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

How to Make Cream of Tomato Soup

Making Cream of Tomato Soup is easy! The first thing you need to do is sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until it’s softened.

Add the tomatoes, baking soda (I’ll explain why in a minute), parsley, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the honey and basil. Taste test to see if the soup needs more salt or pepper.

Add in skim milk. Use either two to three cups depending on whether you like your soup thicker or thinner. Continue to heat until it’s nice and warm.

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Cream of Tomato Soup - Hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

What to Serve with Cream of Tomato Soup

I love serving this Cream of Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. I will dunk my sandwich into my soup.

It also pairs nicely with a side tossed salad. It’s filling enough on its own, however, if you don’t feel like making anything extra to go along with it.

Why Put Baking Soda in Tomato Soup?

You may be wondering why add baking soda? It’s so the acidity of the tomatoes doesn’t curdle the milk. No one wants weird unknown chunks floating around in their soup!

Soup Recipes

Soup’s on! I’ve got several soup varieties to satisfy your cravings.

  • Sausage & Cabbage Soup: This low carb soup is easy to make and tastes delish! It’s comfort food perfect for a cold winter’s day.
  • Hamburger Soup: My version of my grandma’s favourite soup. It’s hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter’s day.
  • Cauliflower Soup with Bacon: Creamy, luscious comfort food to keep you warm!
  • Cabbage Roll Soup: Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup - Hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

Cream of Tomato Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Hot and tasty and made with a few simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 28 – 32 oz can of crushed or pureed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 cups of skim or low fat milk

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until it is translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, baking soda, parsley and salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium low heat.
  4. Add the honey and basil. Check and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Add in 2 to 3 cups of skim or low fat milk depending on whether you prefer your cream of tomato soup thicker or thinner. Warm & serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142 Total Fat: 7.2g Saturated Fat: 1.1g Unsaturated Fat: 5.9g Cholesterol: 2.5mg Sodium: 167.5mg Carbohydrates: 14.4g Fiber: 0.5g Sugar: 13.1g Protein: 6.1g
Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media. You can find her at Confessions of an Overworked Mom and The Socialite’s Closet.