Just onions, garlic, canned tomatoes, broth, and basil are all you need for homemade tomato soup. It’s deliciously rich in flavor and comes together in just under 15 minutes.
Can I just tell you for a minute that I said this soup comes together in 15 minutes? YES! 15 minutes. It only takes a couple of ingredients to make this deliciously simple tomato soup recipe. You can easily switch it up to be vegetarian or vegan if you wish also.
I love San Marzano tomatoes when I’m cooking with canned tomatoes. If you can find those in the grocery stores, it’s definitely a plus. San Marzano tomatoes are becoming more and more common to find in the stores these days. Try to find them the next time you make this recipe and see what a difference it makes! If you find the soup tastes a bit sour, just add a teaspoon of sugar to the soup to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes.
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A super delicious soup that can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less. A couple of ingredients and you have a winner.
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, diced
Salt and pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, san Marzano preferably
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
Optional: a handful of basil, parmesan
- Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat and cook onion for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and chili flakes and cook for about another 2-3 minutes.
- Add in tomatoes and using a potato masher, crush the tomatoes and stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
- Add in the stock and simmer for another 2- 3 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend for 30-45 seconds until smooth. Add in cream or half and half and blend for about 20 seconds.
- serve into bowls and garnish with basil and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Equipment: blender or immersion blender