Old Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is the way they made cream of tomato soup before Campbells came along....not that I don't love Campbells.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add flour and salt, blending well.
  3. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook until mixture boils and thickens.
  5. Set aside Press tomatoes through a sieve or blend until smooth.
  6. In a soup pot, combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  7. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Pour white sauce into soup, stirring constantly.
  9. Heat thoroughly before serving.


Most Helpful

Nice and creamy, I used 2 tins of tomatoes and sauteed the onion in the butter before adding the flour. Thanks for posting.

Evie* May 13, 2002

really simple to make and good on a day where everyone in my house is sick and i was way too lazy to go to the store. i left out the cloves because i really just don't like them so much and i added garlic powder. i doubled the recipe for left overs and added a little more tomatoes also. :o)

bluturtl1428 February 25, 2009

In ease, its right up there. In taste - yuck! If I was to make it again, I would only use a very small pinch of cloves if any.

Chef Molly G August 30, 2008

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