Creamy Tomato Soup With Herbs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

An easy, delicious tomato soup without the fancy price of the "gourmet" soup to be found on the grocery shelf. From the "Desperation Dinners" ladies: Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross... one of my favorite columns in the (Raleigh NC) News & Observer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in 4 1/2 qt Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Peel and chop onion and add to pot, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, stir and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Add tomatoes with juice and tomato sauce.
  5. Raise the heat to high and bring soup to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Stir in milk and Parmesan cheese; do NOT boil the soup after the milk has been added.
  8. Stir and heat for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and serve at once, garnished w/ croutons if desired.
  10. NOTE: If you cannot find the DelMonte brand of tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano, use plain diced tomatoes with 1/2 teaspoon each of basil and oregano.


Most Helpful

Yummy, quick, and healthy. I don't buy canned soups, and wonder why anyone would when you can whip this up so quickly. Pureed with a hand blender and served with grilled cheese, making the kids very happy for dinner. Would prefer the Parmesan sprinkled on top, it doesn't melt well, and changes the texture a bit. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 17, 2010

I followed this recipe to the letter and think it's just great! Perfect for a snowy day. This will be a repeat. Thanks, Impera!

mer@ January 20, 2009

This is nice, and very quick and easy. I didn't have the seasoned tomatoes, so added the basil and oregano, as indicated (and a little more.)Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

mianbao April 11, 2006

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