Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup


This is our favorite beefsteak tomato soup. New Jersey is a well-known producer of tomatoes, and having our own garden leaves us with an abundance at the end of the season. Hubby and I came up with this tasty recipe to use some of them.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 7 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots

  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 (13.75 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup 2% milk

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place tomatoes, carrots, and onion in a stockpot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, sugar, and salt.

  2. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour to form a thick paste; gradually add milk, whisking continuously until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir milk mixture into 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.


A food processor can be used to finely chop the carrots and onion. An immersion blender can be used for a smooth texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1666mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 45mg 223%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 12mg 67%
Potassium 1030mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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