Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

April 22, 2019   10 Comments

Easy creamy tomato soup is one of my personal favorites especially when paired with a salad or grilled cheese sandwich.

Easy Creamy 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.

For some reason that I cannot fathom, mixing a puree of canned tomatoes and milk makes a soup that does not taste tinny at all. It is quite good.

I love using vegetables (or in this case a fruit) to make soup like my Vitamix zucchini soup or my low carb chicken vegetable soup.

This soup is by far the easiest one I have ever made. All you do is puree tomatoes in a blender and add milk. If you have tomato puree, check if it is super smooth. You don’t even need to blend it if the canned puree is the right consistency.

I heat this up and taste for salt. It is amazing how a little bit of salt makes a flavor difference with tomatoes.

I used to drive around with a salt shaker in my car waiting for perfect summer tomatoes a roadside stands. You buy it, slice it, and eat it with a dash of salt for the perfect snack. There isn’t anything like a fresh, ripe tomato right off the vine.

Eat this soup instead of going to Panera. My daughter loves their cream of tomato soup and when I made her this recipe, she said it was just as good (and I am sure I saved a lot of money).

If you can find really nice imported Italian tomatoes (such as the ones in the photo), I find that they have the best flavor.

What is your easy creamy tomato soup recipe?

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

1.8 from 16 reviews

Makes 4.5 cups

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1 28-ounce can 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, 3 Freestyle SmartPts

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I just picked up a case of these tomatoes at Costco on special. I am making this after work!

would love to try this recipe can you use almond milk instead of dairy?

@Judy - I think that would be good but different. There is a sweetness to milk that would be missing - maybe add a wee bit of sugar. Thanks for your question!

For a bit of beautiful color against the red soup, drop in some fresh baby spinach leaves.

Yum! I will use my beloved immersion blender, and clean up will be super quick and easy!

This recipe is great if you're pressed for time however while not super-duper quick I do the following with a tad more work [but is not terribly difficult] --> I add diced onion, garlic, celery and a small sweet potato to a 28oz can of tomatoes [increases creaminess]. When all cooked I then toss in 1/4c hemp seeds and immersion blend for even more creaminess. I stole the sweet potato and hemp seed idea from a youtuber. It's another tomato soup lover's creation and I love'em all!!

Hello Ladies, Just Love that Tomato Soup, Fall & Winter, for me. I use Contadina Tomato Cans. Pastine is also good/just a little bit sweeter. [no blender] Just simmer w/onion & pinch of crushed garlic. When onion [small just 1/4 or to taste] is light brown add tomato from the can & also fill can w/water stir & add to pan. If not thick enough Add another 1/2 can of [you can get the small cans] add parsley, fresh or dry. Add your milk of choice. 1 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste, & yes, 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Simmer about 30 minutes. left overs for another night or lunch. Thank You all for sharing. Bless your day with Joy, anneippi

Okay...My secret recipe..Garbage Soup. Start w/ Manischewitz Dry Soup Mix; I use Vegs w/ mshroms! Add chicken/turkey necks saved and water + leftover vegs, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, potates (all bite size pieces)! After cooking about 7 hrs in crock/insta-pot, add tomato sauce and cook another hr or so. There is "no" wrong way to make this soup, and is better a day or two later....also add anything you like or need to get rid of. Please everybody...stay well!!!!

What a perfect meal: tomato soup & grilled cheese!

I make grilled cheese in my fryer/toaster oven (no frying) and sometimes add cooked spinach to make the soup tomato soup florentine!

Yes, perfect meal - thanks for your column!

Wonderful soup, so much better than Campbell's and healthier. I will be making this often.


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