Canned Tomato Soup


The best canned tomato soup recipe! A great way to use up those extra tomatoes from the garden. When ready to serve, mix with equal parts milk and warm.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 15 mins


  • 8 quarts fresh tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 bunch celery, chopped

  • 3 onions, chopped

  • 4 cups water, or as needed

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups chilled tomato juice


  1. Place tomatoes, celery, and onions into a large pot. Pour in just enough water to cover vegetables; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tomatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Pour through a strainer or food mill, discard solids, and return liquid to the pot; stir in sugar and salt.

  2. Blend together butter and flour in a blender until smooth and creamy; pour in tomato juice. Blend until smooth, then pour into liquid in the pot. Cook and stir over medium heat just until tomato soup is hot.

  3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack tomato soup into the hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with the lids and screw the rings on tightly.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower the jars 2 inches apart into boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover the jars by at least 1 inch. Bring water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Store in a cool, dark area. Wait at least 12 hours before opening.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* 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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