Much better than brand name soups, if you like homemade. Creamy and flavorful.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Simmer tomatoes, onions, sugar, and salt and pepper. Once onions are soft, strain. Set liquid aside.

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  • In a saucepan, melt the butter or margarine. Stir in the flour. Whisk in the milk, and cook until thickened. Slowly add the reserved tomato liquid, and gently heat. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

297.8 calories; 11 g protein; 29.4 g carbohydrates; 19.5 mg cholesterol; 235 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2004
With some modifications this soup was THE BEST tomato soup I have EVER had in my life. I think with these modifications people will find that "something" they thought was missing. I used 3 vine-ripened tomatoes and one large sweet or vidalia onion. I simmered the tomatoes and onion and spices like it said. Just before it was done simmering I did step 2. Before adding the mixture from the other pot I added a large can of crushed tomatoes. Then I added the mixture of tomatoes onions and spices. I kept adding salt and pepper to taste. Towards the end I also kept adding parmesan(sp?) cheese to taste. You can add milk and/or water to make it creamier or soupier. You might want to go ahead and add another tomato or so if you want an extra tomato taste (I mean in the begining when simmering not at the end of making it! haha) The only thing I would change is I would boil the tomatoes to remove the skins prior to simmering (at one point I thought there were worms in the soup but it was tomato skin!). Also it would be good served with a dollop of sour cream on top. This was very yummy I will be using it over and over!! Hope this helped! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/16/2006
this recipe was like drinking a slightly tomato flavored hot milk shake Read More
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126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2004
With some modifications this soup was THE BEST tomato soup I have EVER had in my life. I think with these modifications people will find that "something" they thought was missing. I used 3 vine-ripened tomatoes and one large sweet or vidalia onion. I simmered the tomatoes and onion and spices like it said. Just before it was done simmering I did step 2. Before adding the mixture from the other pot I added a large can of crushed tomatoes. Then I added the mixture of tomatoes onions and spices. I kept adding salt and pepper to taste. Towards the end I also kept adding parmesan(sp?) cheese to taste. You can add milk and/or water to make it creamier or soupier. You might want to go ahead and add another tomato or so if you want an extra tomato taste (I mean in the begining when simmering not at the end of making it! haha) The only thing I would change is I would boil the tomatoes to remove the skins prior to simmering (at one point I thought there were worms in the soup but it was tomato skin!). Also it would be good served with a dollop of sour cream on top. This was very yummy I will be using it over and over!! Hope this helped! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
Thank you for this quick and easy tomato soup recipe. The only things done differently was remove the tomato skins first by placing in boiling water. Also after cooking tomatoes with onions etc. I ran everything through the blender then added to the thickened saucepan. Will be using this one over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2005
I didn't like this at first. One thing I did do differently was to use a food mill to puree the solids and strain out the tomato skins rather than just straining it. That may have contributed to the onion flavor being stronger than anticipated. I'm going to reheat the leftovers and garnish with bacon crumbles and maybe some croutons and see if that livens it up. (...I just changed my rating to 4 stars it was very good the second day! Much more mellow. I'll make this again.) My advice DON'T add canned tomatoes or sauce then it's not FRESH tomato soup and it will be very acidic. Run the solids through a food mill or blender to get the most flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2005
I made this with about 12 tomatoes and I was shocked! It was creamy thick and so much better than supermarket soup. My partner was delighted with it too. We ate it with french bread and cheese...who needs spoons? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2003
This was a simple fast delicious soup. I only changed one step. Instead of straining the soup I blended it for a smooth puree (using a hand blender) -- tasted incredible! I garnished with roasted corn and parsley. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
I used the recipe as base after reading the reviews. I believe the beef base and celery seed really added a nice touch and after being raised on the canned stuff my 7 & 9 yr old kids LOVED this recipe. I used 5 tomatoes chopped; 1 cup chopped onion; 1 teaspoon white sugar; salt and pepper to taste; 1/2 teaspoon celery seed;1 tbsp beef boullion ("beef base") or 1 beef or chicken boullion cube; 2 tbsp butter; 2 tbsp flour; 2 cups whole milk. After the onions were soft (12-14 mins) I pureed the mixture in the blender half a batch at a time. I rinsed the pot then melted the butter added flour and milk and cooked for 5-7 mins stirring constantly so the milk wouldn't burn until thickened. Then I added the pureed tomatoes and onion and heated through. Serve hot with a garnish of goldfish crackers a handful of shredded cheese and/or parmesan. Made 4 medium servings. Great with a grilled cheese sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
I fixed this for my husband and myself and we both raved about it. I then sent it on to our kids and grandkids in Camino CA and they say it's become their favorite soup. It's a truly fresh and satisfying soup!! Jeanne Trudeau Blachly Oregon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2007
Excelente!! Added an additional can of stewed tomatoes and some shredded mozzarella parmesan and cheddar. Had to thicken with an extra 1/2 tablespoon of flour. After a good 45 minute simmer it was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2006
this recipe was like drinking a slightly tomato flavored hot milk shake Read More
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