This quick and easy cream of tomato soup is a great way to use up last season's canned tomatoes.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Simmer diced tomatoes in juice in a saucepan over low heat until hot, 7 to 10 minutes. Add baking soda and let the mixture foam. Stir tomato soup, parsley, sugar, margarine, chicken base, and white pepper into the tomato mixture; cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Pour milk into tomato mixture and stir; cook until hot, about 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

120.8 calories; 4.6 g protein; 15.9 g carbohydrates; 8.2 mg cholesterol; 677.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2013
I was surprised how good this was, but I made some changes to the recipe. Per other reviews, I doubled the batch and pureed half the canned tomatoes to reduce tomato chunks. I didn't have parsley so I used dried basil. About the milk, since I doubled the batch, I was prepared to add 4 cups of the whole milk. I added 3 cups and I wish I had cut it back even more. The taste of the soup was excellent before adding the milk (I taste at different stages) and the volume (3 cups) in my opinion diluted the taste too much. I suggest putting in half the milk and then tasting it before adding the rest so you can adjust to your liking. I'm going to try fresh basil next time because the dried basil was an excellent addition. This I think is an great base recipe that is forgiving with regard to substitutions. I served with grilled provolone/American cheese and ham sandwichs ... family loved it! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2013
I was surprised how good this was, but I made some changes to the recipe. Per other reviews, I doubled the batch and pureed half the canned tomatoes to reduce tomato chunks. I didn't have parsley so I used dried basil. About the milk, since I doubled the batch, I was prepared to add 4 cups of the whole milk. I added 3 cups and I wish I had cut it back even more. The taste of the soup was excellent before adding the milk (I taste at different stages) and the volume (3 cups) in my opinion diluted the taste too much. I suggest putting in half the milk and then tasting it before adding the rest so you can adjust to your liking. I'm going to try fresh basil next time because the dried basil was an excellent addition. This I think is an great base recipe that is forgiving with regard to substitutions. I served with grilled provolone/American cheese and ham sandwichs ... family loved it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2013
I was surprised how good this was, but I made some changes to the recipe. Per other reviews, I doubled the batch and pureed half the canned tomatoes to reduce tomato chunks. I didn't have parsley so I used dried basil. About the milk, since I doubled the batch, I was prepared to add 4 cups of the whole milk. I added 3 cups and I wish I had cut it back even more. The taste of the soup was excellent before adding the milk (I taste at different stages) and the volume (3 cups) in my opinion diluted the taste too much. I suggest putting in half the milk and then tasting it before adding the rest so you can adjust to your liking. I'm going to try fresh basil next time because the dried basil was an excellent addition. This I think is an great base recipe that is forgiving with regard to substitutions. I served with grilled provolone/American cheese and ham sandwichs ... family loved it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2015
Loved it with alterations. I used crushed tomatoes instead of diced for that creamy soup goodness. No sugar and 1% milk. Milk has enough sugar. I also used a little chicken broth, less than 1/4 cup instead of salty chicken base. I'd make it again but only after changing a few things here and there. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
I used a can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes (didn't want chunky soup) and fresh parsley otherwise followed the recipe. As a kid tomato soup always was my favorite and it's still right up there in the top 3 as an adult. Considering there are no fresh tomatoes in it this actually is a pretty nice soup tasting a lot like tomato bisque and not so much like something out of a can. Do let it cook for a little while (maybe 10-15 minutes) as the flavor does improve with a little simmering. Thanks Rachel I like it and will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2014
This soup is awesome and my kids LOVE it! We are on an extremely tight budget so I had to use what was available in the house. We did not have dried parsley so I used dried basil instead. I did not have a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes in juice (I only had a 14 oz can of garlic fire roasted tomatoes) which I used. I did however have a huge fresh tomato in the fridge. I blanched the tomato and then diced it...just wonderful. I took the suggestion of the other reviewers when it came to adding the milk. I only used a cup and it was perfect! I also added a little fresh chopped spinach to the soup. My kids had one taste and now can't wait till dinner. We are having this tonight for dinner with grilled cheese (provolone cheddar and American cheese)...YUM!! Thanks so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
LOVE THIS! So easy and fast. I did change a few things... I seasoned the tomatoes with salt and black pepper then ran them through the food processor added basil and traded the milk for heavy cream. We made provolone and mozz grilled cheese sandwiches for dipping! We need to double the recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2016
I loved the soup. The alteration I made was to add one cup of water with the chicken base and cut the milk down to one cup. Also, I only used one tsp of sugar. At the end I added some thawed tortellini and this made it wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2017
I loved it we did it at the Boys and Girls Club for the 21st Century program. I forgot the milk. Believe me it did not need it. Most of the kids love it. All of them tasted. We ate it with grill cheese sandwich. All the teachers and other staff love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2020
Excellent soup and for so little effort!! I didn't want a chunky soup, so I used crushed tomatoes. They came in a 17.6 oz carton, so I just used that amount of tomatoes. I also reduced the amount of milk to one cup, not wanting to dilute it, and then let it simmer for 10 min. I was tempted to add spices, but it is really great as-is. It seems more like a bisque to me. This could easily be doubled or tripled. Thanks for the recipe, Rachel. It's a winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
I made it and added half in half instead of milk, added a little bit (1 cup) of chicken bouillon, let it simmer. Everything else was by the recipe, it’s delicious! Read More