Rating: 4.53 stars
287 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6

This is the creamiest tomato soup I have ever had.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot, combine tomatoes, chicken broth, butter, sugar, onion, and baking soda. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.

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  • Stir in cream; cook until heated through and serve.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 89.5mg; sodium 553.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (239)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
Lovely, simple flavor. I omitted both the margarine (and if I had wanted the extra calories, I would have used butter for its superior taste) and sugar, which is unnecessary in properly prepared tomato recipes. Also cut the soda to a mere sprinkle. The result was perfection. I incorporated milk instead of cream for a lighter, fresher flavor. For those of you who have had problems with the cream curdling, try tempering the cream. After heating it, add a spoonful of the hot soup into it and stir it in. Add another couple of spoonfuls and stir. After adding about a cup of hot soup this way, whisk your cream mixture into the pot of hot soup. The soup should be at the barest simmer, not a rippin' boil. Possibilities for garnishes of your bowls of soup include julienne strips of fresh basil leaves, a tsp of freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago, or finely minced pepperoni. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2011
This recipe could be a 5 but it's WAY TOO SWEET (IMO)! I had to add a lot of salt to make it edible. I will definitely make this again but omit the sugar altogether. Read More
(6)
287 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
Lovely, simple flavor. I omitted both the margarine (and if I had wanted the extra calories, I would have used butter for its superior taste) and sugar, which is unnecessary in properly prepared tomato recipes. Also cut the soda to a mere sprinkle. The result was perfection. I incorporated milk instead of cream for a lighter, fresher flavor. For those of you who have had problems with the cream curdling, try tempering the cream. After heating it, add a spoonful of the hot soup into it and stir it in. Add another couple of spoonfuls and stir. After adding about a cup of hot soup this way, whisk your cream mixture into the pot of hot soup. The soup should be at the barest simmer, not a rippin' boil. Possibilities for garnishes of your bowls of soup include julienne strips of fresh basil leaves, a tsp of freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago, or finely minced pepperoni. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
This is a "great tomato flavor" soup. But be careful ~ if the base is boiling when adding the cream, the cream can curdle. Hint ~ heat the cream until hot, but not boiling before adding to tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
Best tomato soup recipe ever. Notes: Don't add any more than the 1/4 tsp baking soda, ie don't guess! b/c you will totally kill the acidity of the soup and end up trying to compensate with vinegar. Add whatever spices you personally like when you add the minced onion. This makes the soup recipe "yours" I like to add an italian spice mix with crushed red pepper and some balsamic vinegar at the very end. SO good. Many thanks to Lee Ann for this awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2006
Are there more than 5 stars? This recipe is a "10" as far as I'm concerned. My hubby and I have had the "world famous" tomato soup from the 4B's Restaurant in Montana and I believe this was actually better! I'd been searching for a long time for this, since the restaurant won't give out their recipe anymore, and I thought for sure we were back in Montana when we ate this. Thank you so much for a great recipe - I owe you one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
Wow! This is the best tomato soup ever. I have made it 5 times, and 2 times ate all of it by myself! I agree with the others about running it through a blender briefly. A little chunkyness is good tho. I have eaten it without the cream, and it is still good, however I like it best with just a cup of half and half added. Also, if you use tomato's with garlic and basil, reduce the chicken stock by half, and omit the cream, you have a great and easy marinara! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2007
Excellet soup! At least I thought so. My husband and father in law are Cuban so anything sweet at the supper table is a no no with them. This soup is superb however if you do NOT like a "sweet" soup this isn't for you. Next time I make it just for them I will obmit the sugar. I will try it myself just to see how it tastes without the sugar. Tomatoes can be sweet anyway. So if you would rather have a "tomato-y" type of soup rather than a sweet tasting one leave out the soup. But otherwise this is GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
This soup is excellent. My husband said it was the best soup I ever made and I've made many excellent soups. The only change I made is I don't use margarine so I added real butter. Follow the recipe exactly and you will LOVE it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
I lead a hospitality team at church. We take care of our musicians, tech and production teams each weekend during our 4 services, and this was my weekend to cook. I had 40 people to feed, and since it was a nice Fall day, I thought I would do some comfort food. I made this recipe and the grilled cheese recipe also from this website. When I returned to help clean up, you would not believe the amazing comments that I received. Actually, it was a bit overwhelming. Everyone thought the soup and sandwiches were out of this world and received many requests for the recipe. I heard that the one musician ate 3 bowls and then someone decided that it was even more fun to drink the soup from a Styrofoam cup. Hey, whatever makes them happy, makes me happy. Thank you so much for helping me to make the arts/tech/productions teams happy! I will definitely make this for one of our Christmas rehearsals in December! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
This was absolutely delicious and so easy! I agree that some of the diced tomatoes should be pureed (I put about half the can into a blender) to make the soup a little thinner. It's great for dipping grilled cheese! Great texture. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2011
This recipe could be a 5 but it's WAY TOO SWEET (IMO)! I had to add a lot of salt to make it edible. I will definitely make this again but omit the sugar altogether. Read More
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