Quick and Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

My Mama made this easy tomato soup for us when we were children. Quick and easy to make. It was also inexpensive. Great with a grilled cheese sandwich.

two bowls of tomato soup that is homemade

Quick and Easy Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

Opening a can of soup is so easy, why would you make it homemade? Well, you haven’t tried this recipe! It’s just as easy as canned soup but has a creamier texture and a fuller flavor.

This soup reminds me of cold nights. My mom used to serve it with grilled cheese and crusty bread.

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This has all whole ingredients! Here’s what I used in it.

  • Diced tomatoes – Use fresh or canned tomatoes
  • Butter
  • Baking Soda
  • Heavy Cream
  • Milk
  • Salt and Pepper

Tomato Basil Soup

If you want this to have a little more spice, add some fresh basil. Tomato basil soup is a classic dish lots of people love!

Is it good for you?

Yes, this recipe is incredibly good for you. Not only are they good for your heart, but they have lots of carotenoids, which is shown to help prevent breast cancer.

If you have lactose intolerance, this might not be a very good soup for you. But if you can handle milk and cream, you’ll enjoy this soup!

What can I add to tomato soup to make it taste better?

Honestly, this recipe is so delicious you won’t need to add anything at all. But if you want to, you can add some homemade croutons or sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese on top.

What tomatoes are best for soup?

The largest and most ripe tomatoes will be the best for this soup. You can even use canned tomatoes for a really great taste and texture. Smaller tomatoes, like cherry or grape varieties, won’t do as well in the soup.

two bowls of easy tomato soup

Thanks to Aflutterby for sharing this recipe.

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two bowls of tomato soup that is homemade

Quick and Easy & Homemade Tomato Soup

There is nothing like a hot bowl of homemade tomato soup. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Tomato Soup, Tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 372kcal


  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda helps prevent curdling
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream half and half or evaporated milk is ok
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  •  In a large saucepan add the two cups of milk, one cup of heavy cream, and butter. Heat until hot, be careful not to scorch the liquid!
  •  Once the liquid is hot, add the baking soda, stir quickly as it will foam.
  •  Add the tomatoes and reheat until hot. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. 


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Miasto

    5 stars
    Tomato soup is my favorite. I always add a lot of pepper to it, I like very intense flavor. Your recipe is very good, today it made me delicious for dinner. Thanks for that, he adds to the favorites.

  2. KK

    This is a great recipe, however, I added a large tablespoon of tomato paste to thicken the soup and instead of using a can of diced tomatoes, I used a can of crushed tomatoes. Delicious with grilled cheese sandwiches!

    • Stephanie Manley

      5 stars
      There is something about how tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches when eaten together. It simply tastes so good.

  3. Rachael

    It’s pretty good but I’m thinking there’s too much milk in it? Mine came out more of a little pinkish-orange rather than that nice deep orange in the picture. But it was a cheap and fairly easy recipe.

  4. sweetpea

    Just like my mom made–including the grilled cheese sandwich! Friday lunch back in “the old days”. My kids & grandkids love it as much as I did.

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