Easy Tomato Soup

Tomato soup, a classic comfort food, is a timeless culinary embrace that celebrates the vibrant essence of ripe tomatoes. The soup’s simplicity belies its rich and satisfying flavor profile. Fresh tomatoes are often blended to create a smooth and velvety base. While aromatic ingredients like onions, garlic, and herbs contribute depth and complexity. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup embodies a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Garnished with a dollop of cream and fresh basil, this enduring classic remains a go-to choice for soothing the soul.

Easy Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is one of the most comforting things you can make at home. Here is how I like to make it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


  • 7 large tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (fine diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (diced)
  • tbsp tomato paste
  • cups vegetable stock
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • basil


  • Cut your tomatoes and bell peppers in half and place them onto a baking tray with the skin side facing up.
    7 large tomatoes, 2 red bell peppers
  • Place into the oven at 425F for 25 minutes or until the skin is charred.
  • Remove the charred skin and then set aside.
  • Into a large pot over medium heat add olive oil.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add diced onions and garlic. Stir 2 minutes.
    1 onion, 5 cloves garlic
  • Add tomato paste, stir 1 minute.
    1½ tbsp tomato paste
  • Add the roasted tomatoes and peppers into the pot along with vegetable stock and thyme. Cover to cook for 15-20 minutes.
    1½ cups vegetable stock, 1 sprig thyme
  • Using a blender, blend until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream, and season with salt and sugar to taste.
    ½ cup heavy cream, 1 tbsp salt, ½ tbsp sugar
  • Top with some more olive oil, cream, and basil.
Keyword christmas, soup, tomato