Fresh Tomato Soup


This simple, quick and easy recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup is perfect to make when tomatoes are ripe in gardens and farmers' markets for a delicious summertime treat. 

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings

One spoonful of tomato soup has the power to automatically transport you back to your childhood. The tasty soup is the ultimate comfort food, especially when it's homemade.

This tomato soup recipe uses fresh tomatoes and will remind you of your mom's famous cooking. Sure the can of tomato soup works in a time crunch, but nothing beats the delicious flavors of a soup you made from scratch with fresh ingredients. So say goodbye to canned soup forever and hello to your new favorite tomato soup recipe.

How to Make Tomato Soup

Sometimes we're so hung up on the ease of using canned soup, that we forget making homemade soup is actually easy too. You'll find the full recipe below, but here's a brief idea of what you can expect from this tomato soup recipe:

Boil the Tomatoes, Onion, Cloves, and Chicken Broth

In a large stockpot, boil the tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, and chicken broth until the flavors blend together, about 20 minutes. Run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl. This will separate any big chunks, plus the tomato skins.

If you don't have a food mill, a food processor or immersion blender will work too.

Make a Roux

In the original stockpot, mix melted butter and flour to create a roux.

Add the Tomato Mixture

Gradually add the tomato mixture to the stockpot, whisking continuously so no lumps form. Season with salt and sugar to taste.

What to Serve With Tomato Soup

Of course, tomato soup's best friend is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. But if you want to mix it up, you can try one of these delicious recipes:

Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita
Chicken Pesto Paninis
Lazy Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese

How to Store Tomato Soup

Store (completely cooled) tomato soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

How to Freeze Tomato Soup

This recipe makes six servings, so if you need to freeze leftovers, that's okay! Simply ladle individual portions of (completely cooled) tomato soup into zip-top bags and squeeze out the excess air. Label and date them, then freeze for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Loved the recipe. I did add fresh garlic at the beginning and fresh basil at the end. served with open faced baguettes topped with cheese. This recipe is easily multiplied and canned if you have a bunch of tomatoes ready for processing," says girlslovetoeat.

"I had several roma tomatoes that were getting soft in the fridge, so this was the perfect recipe to use them up. It was sooo tasty, and I liked that the recipe does not have heavy cream. I added basil and black pepper to the tomato mixture instead of cloves," according to hokiebetty.

"Delicious soup! The fresh tomato taste is wonderful. I love that there are only a few ingredients, preserves the garden fresh taste of the tomatoes," raves Kolackygirl.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes

  • 1 slice onion

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make fresh tomato soup.

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  2. In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, large slice of onion, garlic cloves, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors.

    Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves and chicken broth in a stockpot.

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    Bring to a boil to blend all the flavors.

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  3. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.

    Run the mixture through a food mill.

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  4. In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown.

    Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour to make a medium brown roux.

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  5. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest.

    Gradually whisk in tomato mixture.

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  6. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.

    Season with salt and sugar.

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  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

    close up view of two bowls with Fresh Tomato Soup garnished with fresh basil, next to bread


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 743mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 298mg 6%

* 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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