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Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"New Jersey is a well-known producer of tomatoes. Having our own garden leaves us with an abundance at the end of the season. Not wanting the tomatoes to go to waste, Hubby and I came up with our favorite version of tomato soup."
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2 h servings 234
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring the tomatoes, carrots, and onion to a boil over medium-high heat in a stockpot, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, sugar, and salt.
  2. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour, stirring until thick. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook and stir, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes, then stir milk mixture in to the stockpot. Season with basil, celery salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Continue to simmer the soup on low to reduce and thicken, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • A food processor can be used to finely chop the carrots and onion. An immersion blender can be used for a smooth texture.
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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 234 calories; 10.9 30 6.8 30 1666 Full nutrition

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I am re-posting my original review dated August 16, 2011: I had a lot of fresh tomatoes that I needed to use, including some super sweet cherry tomatoes and baby romas, so I went about this a l...

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We’ve never been raging fans of tomato soup but read another reviewer saying she had never been a tomato soup fan either until making this. And then there were the rave reviews and overwhelming ...

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I am re-posting my original review dated August 16, 2011: I had a lot of fresh tomatoes that I needed to use, including some super sweet cherry tomatoes and baby romas, so I went about this a l...

I sauteed the onion and carrot (plus a mess of fresh minced garlic) in a little butter before adding the tomatoes and chicken broth. I did go light on the sea salt. After it cooked, I ran the so...

this is a very tasty soup, thanks Shorecook. I used fresh basil, celery, frozen chicken broth and 2 garlic cloves because I had them in the kitchen. I ate mine with cheese bread and the boys add...

Recipe Group Selection: 17, September '11. This was my first attempt at making homemade tomato soup. Wow - is this a great one to start with! The taste of the fresh tomatoes, carrots and oni...

I made this soup in May, 2010, before fresh tomatoes were available. My review follows, as the recipe was unpublished at that time: Really good tomato soup, even though I had to modify by using...

SO GLAD that this recipe was going around!!! the only thing i did add garden fresh green peppers and did the whole thing in my huge slow cooker...i used my hand blender to make it smoothe...i m...

There’s nothing I love more than cooking with fresh ingredients, especially when they come from my own garden. I chopped up the entire tomato, skins and all. Once all of the vegetables had coo...

Awesome tomato soup! This is a fantastic recipe to showcase vine ripened tomatoes. I did add fresh basil and a couple cloves of minced fresh garlic also. I served this with garlic bread it was a...

It's a month before Christmas here in Ontario and I took my last green beefsteak tomatoes off the vine 2 weeks ago and ripened them on the window sill. I used all the ingredients listed but was...