Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 14 mins

A quick soup that can go from stove to table in less than half an hour. A regular at my house on weeknights. Many variations can be had by adding different spices and flavours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and allow to sweat for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add can of tomatoes, water, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  4. Check for personal taste on salt and pepper and add more if you wish.
  5. Bring to boil and turn down.
  6. ** At this time I use my immersion blender to puree the soup a bit. If you don't have one, you can pop it in your regular blender, of if you like it chunky, do not do this step**.
  7. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with sour cream, chives or croutons.
Most Helpful

I will never look at canned tomato soup the same way again! This soup is wonderful, easy to make, and so many ways to suit this to your families taste. Used a 29 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes, chicken broth instead of water, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. I dont have an immersion blender so I simmered about 15 minutes and the tomatoes broke down but still had enough texture to get a bite of tomato here and there. The onions are sweet and so good. I didnt use any garnish, the soup is all I wanted to taste! Thank you so much for posting this recipe Chez Desiree.

lauralie41 January 23, 2008

Very good, yeah! It was easy, which I liked. For a good spin (to any and all tomato soup recipes), add 1-2 cloves minced garlic to the oil & onion sweat, and just before you add the tomatoes, spices, and water, wilt some fresh basil, like 1 1/2 tblsp chopped, in the oil. Or, for the same kind of flavor, add about 1 tsp. dried basil when you add the garlic. It's great. It's classic.

typerightFM December 17, 2006

This was great and super easy!!! I did make a change and use white pepper (we like it better), but I thought that the flavor was perfect! (DH would have liked a little less onion, a little less pepper, and it not so chunky, but who's writing this review!) Definitely a keeper! Thank you!

Dwynnie September 18, 2006