By justcallmetoni on August 01, 2005
Photo by FLKeysJen
Photo by FLKeysJen
"Recently had an extra pint of cherry tomatoes on hand and was in search of comfort food. Devised this soup in a pinch and thought it was worth sharing. Mine was a quick soup for one but the recipe has been scaled up and uses the more economical Roma tomato. If you have lots of cherry or grape tomatoes -- they have a sweetness that pairs beautifully with the vinegar -- use them or do a mix with the roma tomatoes. If you are making this Kosher, skip the cheese or be sure to use vegetable broth."
Serving Size: 1 (127 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"AMAZING! So easy, I will never do anything else! I sauted some spinach and added it to the mix afterward, but this is the best recipe I have found on this site! Thanks for sharing! I also added some cooked tortellini and some chicken, but this soup is so fresh and delicious by itself. I made it yesterday and my neighbors already requested I send them the recipe :)"
"I made this two summers ago with some roma tomatoes from my family's garden. My dad, who said he doesn't like tomato soup, now insists on me making this for him. It really is that good. We can it for the fall and winter months too."
"I've made this twice now and think it's an AMAZING recipe. I made it exactly as written, but just ran the whole soup through a mess strainer to get the tomato seeds and any tomato skins out. I also added maybe a quarter cup of milk because I actually thought the soup was almost too intensely flavored. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Fantastic. So easy. And surprisingly substantial. We generally like a roasted tomato and basil bisque and this did the trick without any cream. I think for the next time I will use 1/3 less garlic - but I give this recipe 5 stars for taste, ease of accomplishment, and because you can make it the same night and it's wonderful."
"This is a wonderful soup, I call it a Miracle Soup, I have been fighting a sinus infection for 3 1/2 weeks, anti-biotics were not working... had 3 bowls of this soup yesterday and no more sinus symptoms, this soup is packed with nutrition. I use 25 year old balsamic and more garlic and onions than called for and also dried basil and italian seasoning. After roasting, I pour the tomato mixture in a large sauce pan, add liquid, and blend with a stick blender, works perfectly. My wife loved the soup too, she finished it off. Making some more right now, it is addictive. Sending link to entire family. Oh, and your house will smell like an Italian restaurant, wonderful smell."
"This was great...I followed the recipe almost exactly, but I did also roast some yellow bell pepper since I had half of one already in the fridge. I also added a bit of half and half before serving to make it a little creamy. This was excellent and my husband (who normally doesn't like "broth based meals" actually praised it and asked to have it again soon."
"I've made this 3 times now and can't stop talking about it to everyone. I enjoy the ease of it and minimal time it takes to actually prepare. I did only put 1 cup of chicken broth and added 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of the tomato liquid. I also added about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes for a little heat and overall the taste was creamy with a little kick. I made several batches to freeze for lunches which is reheating nicely and have also used tomatoes that were at their end of prime which cooked up nicely as well."
"This was really good! (and that is coming from someone who hates canned tomato soup and has never had homemade) Like some other posters recommended I roasted a couple of carrots, a stalk of celery and a bit more onion with my tomatoes. I also added about 1/3 cup of milk and a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup. This is a great soup and my kitchen smells great! Just what I was looking for to serve with my turkey and swiss Stromboli."
"This was my first time really making tomato soup from scratch - using tomatoes straight from our garden - and it was fabulous! I used dry herbs since I did not have fresh on hand. I'm sure it'd be even better with fresh, but this was still very tasty. I threw in two carrots and one celery to the roasted vegetables, and a lot more onion than called for, and it all turned out wonderfully. I also strained the soup at the end (it was also great before straining), added some cayenne for some heat and some milk to finish it all off. I'm looking forward to the leftovers tonight. Thanks!"
"Excellent soup! We loved this, added a touch of cream. I prefer the tomatoes pureed with the skin on, this keeps most of the fiber and more of the nutrients. I also enjoy the texture. Thanks for a wonderful recipe"
"This is the best and easiest tomato soup I have ever made. I doubled the amount of onion, garlic and basil and it came out perfect. My husband and I finshed off the whole pot ourselves! Thanks, Toni!"
"We love this soup, and have experimented to find the wine that works best with it. We first tried Chardonnay (which was dwarfed by the acid in the tomatoes), and some lighter reds such as Pinot and Sangiovese, which were nice. But our favorite was an off-dry blush wine - not sweet, but one with enough fruitiness to work with the caremelization of the roasted tomatoes and enough acidity to stand up to them. A most happy pairing, even for a cold winter day, which is when we like this soup the best!"
"Yummy. Lots of great flavor here. I added just a pinch of sugar and a teeny bit of olive oil to finish it off before serving."
"Great hearty soup. I used roma tomatoes and dried oregano and basil and turned out very nicely."
"I love this recipe! I add peppers when roasting (red, jalapeño, and/or poblano) for a little variation. And sometimes a little cream or milk."
"I am stuck in China, and do not have an oven to roast veggies. And access to herbs outside of the local speciality dishes - spicy foods - is near impossible to obtain. However, the recipe here is an excellent tomato recipe and can be adjusted based on the variety of tomato available. I do tend to agree that sometimes the acidity levels are a little high and I either add a shot or two of sugar, or I substitute with a good quality tomato sauce.... And when I feel like a good home made Minetrone, I add cubed potatoes, carrots, barley, mushrooms, more onion, garlic,celery and at end of cooking stage some noodles or pasta, broken into bite sizes, you can also add minced beef or teenie meatballs for those men out there that prefer a stewy soup or for kids, alphabet noodles are pretty cool. (they play scrabble at the table based on the letters in the soup....). 3 points for three letter words, 4 points for four and so forth."
"I have made this several times now and it is the BEST!! The only thing I change adding about a 1/2 tsp truvia (could use sugar a well) to soften the acidic taste, and I add fresh mozzarella cubes instead of the Parmesan and add fresh basil on top... Delish!!!"
"Great soup! I added 1 hot pepper, 1 sweet pepper,2 carrots, 1 parsnip and 1 stalk of celery cut in pieces to my roasted veggies. Followed the rest of the instruction, but added about 1/2-1 cup of low fat milk, after blending everything together.<br/>Second time around added a whole yellow sweet onion, 1 hot and 1 sweet pepper, 2 carrots, 1 stalk of celery, 1 white part of leeks, washed and cut up to my roasting veggies. Followed the rest of instructions and served with grilled cheese sandwich."
"Great fuss free recipe, and really tasty. Made for my Dad and Sister and they thought it was delicious too! I added a little milk to mellow it as I didn't have any parmesan cheese."
"Really easy and fairly quick! I also ran the whole thing through a strainer because the skins on my tomatoes were too tough/chewy. The flavor was a bit too sweet and intense so I may add cream or milk next time."