Creamy Tomato Soup

"I don't like plain tomato soup, but there's nothing plain about this one and it's delicious. Great for dinner parties, or just something a little different at lunch or dinner."
photo by Parsley photo by Parsley
photo by Parsley
Ready In:
2 quarts




  • In a saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes, soup, milk, sugar, basil, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  • Top each serving with croutons and/or shredded cheese (if desired).
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. stephanie
    This is so simple and so good..... I made it for lunch and did'nt get enough,everyone wanted another bowl. It is worth it
  2. *Parsley*
    I do love plain tomaoto soup, but I love this, too! I used reduced fat cream cheese and skim milk and it was still super creamy and wonderful. I thought it was perfectly seasoned, too. I didn't use any croutons; just some fresh ground pepper in top. Mmmmm.... Thanx!
  3. Lydias Mama
    This was fab-u-lous! I don't think I'll ever be able to eat plain tomato soup from a can again. I only used about 1/4 of an onion, though, and I added some minced garlic to sautee with the onions. I used an immersion blender at the end in an attempt to hide the tomatoes and onions from my daughter. It was super smooth and creamy. Delicious. I served it with a shredded italian cheese blend, garlic and cheese croutons and a toasty French baguette (great for dipping in your soup). This is definitely a keeper and made for a quick, easy but filling meal on a cold, cold day. Thanks for such a great recipe!
  4. Darkhunter
    What a great soup! I'm a tomato soup lover, and this is my new go to! Only change I made was to use about 8 green onions instead of regular onion, and I did not use the cream cheese. Even my sister who doesn't like tomato soup enjoyed this! The Bacon Cheddar Bites were fabulous with this. This will be made frequently, Nicole. Thnx so much for posting.
  5. stir_it_up
    Wonderful soup for those cool Autumn meals. I added 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning. And I was out of milk so I used 1/2 C. water with 1 C. canned condensed milk. Next time I will try crushed tomatoes rather then diced but other then that; this was a huge hit at my house. Thanks for sharing it.


  1. Tetris Master
    Fantastic cold-weather food! I withheld the cream cheese and used soy milk with a bit of olive oil. I opted to use canned stewed tomatoes rather than the condensed soup. Processed it through the blender and served it with cream cheese jalapeno poppers. The cream cheese from the popper was a nice dose of cream cheese instead of adding it to the soup--it wasn't overwhelming and you can add to your tastes.



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