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Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

This hearty tomato soup is great, served late in the gardening season, as the weather cools, you are looking for something to warm you up. As long as your garden is still producing tomatoes, this soup should be high on your list of things to make.

Serves: 8

Tomato Soup Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 2 Tablespoons salad oil

  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste (fresh or canned)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup cream

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh chives, chopped

How to Make Tomato Soup:

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and salad oil.

  • Add onions and carmelize(cook until soft and translucent).

  • In a large pot or kettle, add tomatoes, carmelized onions, herbs, tomato paste, and sugar.

  • Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.

  • Add 3 cups of chicken broth, and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • Mix flour with 1 cup chicken broth. Slowly add into the soup, while stirring.

  • Simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Allow to cool and use a sieve or a blender to puree until smooth.

  • Reheat soup.

  • Blend in cream.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Pour hot into bowls.

  • Sprinkle some fresh chives on top and serve hot.

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