Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tomato Soup

 I love tomato soup.  Not so much from a can, but real, homemade tomato soup.  Yum.  I also like easy recipes, and recipes that can be frozen.  Here is our family favorite, easy tomato soup recipe:


  • 4-6 tomatoes (I use Roma)
  • 1-2 TBL butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes (with the juice)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of diced or crushed tomatoes (with juice)
  • 32 oz. of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1-2 TBS honey or agave
  • 1/8 tsp liquid hickory smoke
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cilantro & corn for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 450.  Slice 4-6 tomatoes in half, and lay them with the open side up in a baking dish.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place dish with tomatoes in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a pan, melt 1-2 TBL Butter.  Once melted, 1/4 cup finely chopped onion and 1 clove of garlic (or some garlic powder).  Cook until onions soften.  
  3. In a large pot, combine 1-28 oz can of diced tomatoes (with juice) and 1-14.5 oz can of diced or crushed tomatoes.  Pour in 32 oz vegetable or chicken broth (I have done both and they both taste great; I use Better Than Bullion brand Chicken most of the time).  Add in 1-2 TBS of honey or agave, as well as 1/8 tsp. liquid hickory smoke (my friend Claire's idea-it's awesome, and she's amazing).
  4. When the ovened tomatoes are done, toss them in the pot, too (whole).  
  5. Let it simmer 10-20 minutes.  
  6. Scoop out the larger chunks of tomatoes into your blender.  Blend for a few seconds.  Repeat as necessary until your soup reaches your desired consistency.  
  7. Serve war with corn &/or cilantro on the top!
I just froze my first batch of tomato soup.  Tomato pastes and such always freeze well (as have all soups that I've tried), and so I don't anticipate that it wouldn't freeze well, but I'll update this post later if I find the opposite to be true.  

How do I freeze my soups?  I pour 2-3 cup portions into Quart sized Freezer Ziploc baggies.  Seal.  Lay flat in the freezer.  Once frozen, I place them upright in a bucket in my freezer...keeps it tidy and I can easily find what I'm looking for.  Don't forget to label them!  To defrost, either run under hot water or place it in the fridge overnight.


  1. Sounds yummy and looks easy enough. I will have to jot this one down.

  2. Your recipe transfers really easily to my plantoeat account. I love it when that happens. :)



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...