This recipe has been in my family for years, the tomato soup is great, plus it can double as juice, so you can use it in many dishes all winter. Serve it as is, freeze it or can it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
3 hrs
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
52
Yield:
13 quarts
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Ingredients

52
Original recipe yields 52 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tomatoes, onions, celery, parsley and bay leaves in a large pot and cook, covered, on low heat for 1 to 2 hours, until quite soft and fragrant.

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  • Remove bay leaves and blend tomato mixture in batches in a food processor or blender, then run through a sieve and return juice to pot. Stir in salt, sugar, seasoning salt, pepper and garlic salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook, uncovered, 1 to 2 hours, until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 4.3g; sodium 797.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
A great easy soup. I was low on time these were my adjustments basically: Did the recipe for about 2.5 servings (about 5 cups tomatoes 3/4 celery stalk and a half an onion and 1 bay leaf). I was short on time. Simmered for about half an hour removed bay leaf simmered for about one more hour after pureeing. Add a little cream to the bowl for a completely different tasting soup. Liked it because it really framed the tomatoes without the normal basil pairing. Note: Pureeing is TRIVIAL with a stick blender. Just puree it in the pot. I use mine just about every day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2009
Very thin soup. Not great. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
A great easy soup. I was low on time these were my adjustments basically: Did the recipe for about 2.5 servings (about 5 cups tomatoes 3/4 celery stalk and a half an onion and 1 bay leaf). I was short on time. Simmered for about half an hour removed bay leaf simmered for about one more hour after pureeing. Add a little cream to the bowl for a completely different tasting soup. Liked it because it really framed the tomatoes without the normal basil pairing. Note: Pureeing is TRIVIAL with a stick blender. Just puree it in the pot. I use mine just about every day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2004
My first try at homemade tomato soup and it came out wonderfully delicious. I made one-third of the recipe and used tomatoes from the garden. I plan to make it a family favorite too. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This is a little work but WORTH IT! What a healthy alternative to canned bland tomato soup. I scaled this down to 4 servings and still had enough to fill my large stockpot! Scaled down I use 5 cans of diced tomatoes 1/2-3/4 onion a few stalks of celery 1 bay leaf and garlic salt and pepper to taste. I omitted all the extra salt and sugar. To simplify this a bit I just throw all ingredients from step 1 into my crockpot on low in the morning. By the time I get home from work it's ready to blended and sieved. I prefer the soup a little thinner so I skip the simmering step. I LOVE this soup and make sure my freezer is always stocked with it. I really hope you try it; it is WELL WORTH THE EFFORT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
I thought this was wonderful! It took awhile to make but was defintly worth it. My roommates are begging me to make more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
This recipe is a great starter for soups or just on its own. I used it as a base and added a splash of heavy cream 2 chicken breasts to simmer with it then shred diced mushrooms and tiny bow tie pasta. Just a hint when making the base: started by submerging the whole tomatoes in boiling water until the skin cracks then into some cold water - the skin will slough right off. Then cut them in half the "round" way so it is easy to remove the seeds with your thumb. This will cut out the step of straining your soup after blending... I prefer my tomatoe soup to me more chunky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2008
Definitely a good soup I also added basmati rice and let it boil out in the soup (make sure you wash the rice very well first) fresh cilantro at the end and lots of ground black pepper for a nice kick to warm you up! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2009
Very thin soup. Not great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
I would rate it higher - but it takes A LOT of work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
This was delicious. I seeded the tomatoes prior to cooking and did not run through a sieve.. I like the little pulp pieces left after pureeing with my immersion blender Read More
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