In a Pinch? This Tomato Soup Will Save You

January 22, 2015   21 Comments

Cream of tomato soup is one of my personal favorites especially when it is 10 degrees outside.

Cream of Tomato Soup

You can buy cans of cream of tomato, but I like to whip some up myself. The canned version tends to have more sodium than I like and it tastes a bit like the inside of a can.

Now, this soup is made with canned tomatoes but somehow does not taste like a can. I am not sure why that is but if you have a few minutes to spare you can literally whip this soup up.

My 10 year old daughter made this soup for me as part of a Girl Scout project to make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. She did it all by herself! When she picked the recipe, I thought it wasn’t going to work – too simple and not enough herbs for an umph.

I ate the entire bowl and asked for more. It is goooood.

If you can find really nice imported Italian tomatoes, I find that they have the best flavor.

What is your favorite cream of tomato soup recipe?

Cream of Tomato Soup

Easy Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

1.6 from 15 reviews

Makes 4.5 cups

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1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 cup milk (whatever you have on hand)
salt and pepper to taste


Pour the tomatoes into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a saucepan, pour in the milk and heat until hot. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

One cup with 2% milk is 70 calories, 1.2 g fat, 0.8 g saturated fat, 9.3 g carbohydrates, 7.5 g sugar, 5.2 g protein, 1.6 g fiber, 300 mg sodium, 2 SmartPts

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I ***love*** tomato soup and will definitely try this recipe! It's soooo easy! Thanks, Lisa!!

Tomato soup, one of my favorite comfort foods. Will be made and enjoyed today.

Just want to give a shout-out to Pomi Tomatoes, which come in a box, so they don't have the metal taste, but more importantly they aren't lined with toxic BPA. I've been really careful about this since I heard an interview with a food scientist where he said he would never eat tomatoes from a can in particular because the high acid level increases the amount of BPA in the food. Especially bad for kids, because it's a hormone disruptor.

Hi Lisa, what type of milk did you use to calculate the 70 calories per cup? skim? 2%? Whole? Sounds great, and I want to make it with least calories possible. Maybe I can sip a cup whenever I'm feeling hungry!

@Pam - it is calculated with 2% - but it isn't going to be that big of a difference to use whole milk. This is so light in calories that I wouldn't worry about it.

Good for your Girl Scout daughter! Was it for a badge (I'm a former GS). I've been making tomato soup for awhile and just love it! I'm not so concerned about the tomatoes in cans, but Cento also has asceptic packaged tomatoes like Pomi. I like to add a little chopped onion or scallion to it, as well as herbs, broth and milk at the end. I use an immersion blender to smooth it all out, then garnish with a bit of grated cheese & basil or cilantro (I make a version I dub Mexican tomato soup using cumin, siracha, garlic, cilantro). I take to work in my Corning mug w/cover and find that it is the perfect winter "add on" for my usual lunch from home. BTW, in the summer, I do chilled tomato soup with more chopped veg and Greek yogurt. :-)

I have a recipe I've used for years for creamy tomato soup that isosts $.64/cup and 87 calories, 3 from fat per cup. I could live on this soup all winter, I think.

2-26 oz jars Muir Glen pasta sauce (I use the garlic one and the Italian herb one)

2 - 28 oz jars drained diced tomatoes, any kind, the ones with basil are better, I think.

4 c. Fat Free Chicken broth

1 pint fat free half n half

*optional additions- chopped green onions, green chilies, ricotta or cream cheese or sour cream (all these will make it creamier), mushrooms.

Put all but the milk products (cream etc) in a soup pot, bring to slow boil, add cream, stir and simmer for 10 min.

I bet some roasted bell pepper would be great to puree with the tomatoes. I wonder if soy milk or Greek yogurt would work instead of plain milk

Sounds nice & simple, but when you mention "nice imported Italian tomatoes", what & where are these? THx! debbie

We are a tomato loving household! Can't wait to try this recipe, looks perfect for a cold rainy day!

Yum, yum, yum!! To say my daughter LOVES tomato soup would be an huge understatement. She would eat it every meal if we let her. This recipe is definitely going to whipped up. Thank you to your daughter & you

My boyfriend and I went to Panera yesterday and had their tomato soup and it is so awesome, but as we were sitting there I couldn't help but think this has to be easy to make!! Thanks so much! I am really looking forward to making this! Love your site!

Even I can do this one! Wonderful.

I love tomato soup and have made it several times over the past weeks. Stir fry chopped onion, celery, carrots. Then add 2 cans petite tomatoes, last time I used oregano,basil,garlic ones,and chicken broth. Cook for 10-15 until tender, puree in blender/food processor. Then add milk. I even make croutons and put on top. This is sooooo good.

I love tomato soup and so does my grandchildren.

They will like even more knowing that Grandma has made it for them. Thank you.


Can we use "Pureed" tomatoes?

Based on simplicity and all the positive comments I must try this GS version of tomato soup. I'll be using Pomi chopped tomatoes ($2.50/26oz box Stop & Shop this week!); my favorite. I wonder if Coconut milk would be creamy enough? Will let you know. :)

Oh I needed this simplicity!

Wow! We had this for dinner tonight and it was great! Easy and delicious. Even my vegetable-hating toddler liked it! I added a dash of basil, oregano, and a clove of chopped garlic. Yum!

sounds nice :). I'm not much into cooking, but I think this will be easy.

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