Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup made with just a handful of ingredients and so smooth you’ll never eat the canned stuff again. Plus it is ridiculously easy to make!

creamy tomato soup with croutons
 Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

Why a basic creamy tomato soup? Because I LOVE tomato soup and I got tired of making my husband get it for me from Whole Foods for crazy high prices.

Theres almost no effort needed in making this soup, it is as easy as letting your dutch oven simmer on the stovetop with a few simple ingredients and using your immersion blender.

You will LOVE this creamy tomato soup. Plus we’re still in soup weather and we’re coming into tomato weather soon so I feel like its a great time for us to discuss tomato soup.

Croutons? Tomato Soup Toppings:

Yep those are croutons on top of my tomato soup. Because I buy some with awesome garlic flavor and when I’m not in a grilled cheese mood I still want something bread/butter/crispy and croutons are the best and easiest way to make my tomato soup dreams happen.

I usually add a few more than that and dunk about half of them into the bowl to soften them. When you eat them within a couple of minutes the inside of the croutons are still crispy too.

creamy easy tomato soup in wooden bowl

Classic Tomato Soup

This recipe isn’t full of lots of unique ingredients, herbs and spices. We don’t have a bunch of spinach or kale or basil in the mix. This is your classic Campbell’s Tomato Soup kicked up about 10 notches. The fanciest thing I’ve added here is heavy cream (and you can even sub half and half or whole milk).

How to make Tomato Soup in the oven:

To make the soup completely in the oven you’re going to add the tomatoes and garlic and spices to your dutch oven with the olive oil and roast it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Once roasted, you’ll puree the ingredients, add in the cream and liquids and let it finish cooking low and slow, covered at 300 degrees for an additional 30 minutes.

Can you freeze creamy tomato soup?

Yes, you can freeze creamy tomato soup assuming the milk product used in the soup is heavy cream. If you use half and half or milk in the soup don’t add it before freezing. Freeze without, then thaw and add in in while gently reheating the soup.

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Tools used in the making of this Creamy Tomato Soup:
Vegetable Base: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.
Dutch Oven: Great for soups or braised meats and the lid is actually a frying pan.

creamy easy tomato soup in wooden bowl
5 from 11 votes

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup made with just a handful of ingredients and so smooth you'll never eat the canned stuff again. Plus it is ridiculously easy to make!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy tomato soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 189 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (28 oz) whole peeled plum tomatoes , including the liquid
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Add the olive oil and butter to a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.

  3. Add in the salt and pepper and flour and whisk well until the flour is cooked for roughly 30 seconds and fully incorporated.
  4. Add in the broth slowly while whisking.
  5. Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar.
  6. Lower the heat to low and let cook for 20 minutes.

  7. Using an immersion blender, blend until completely smooth.
  8. Add in the cream and let cook for an additional 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Tomato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 857mg37%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
tomato soup collage with croutons
creamy tomato soup in bowl

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  1. This is so delicious! I have tried homemade tomato soups before, including one by the Queen, I.G., 🙂 , but this is the best by far. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I wish I could emphasize the word “Delicious!” It was perfect on this rainy afternoon. I had to omit the onions because I didn’t have any at the time. I added instead of croutons, small amount of white cheddar crackers and it was wonderful. This recipe will definitely be a stable in my house.

  3. For the tomato paste, is that 3 ounces by volume or weight? Do you have an equivalent measurement in teaspoons or tablespoons? In Canada, a small tin of tomato paste is 156 ml (5.5 fl oz). Tomato paste also comes in tubes which is great for recipes that require a small amount and saves you from having to open a tin. Thank you

    1. By weight, since we sell it in 6 ounce cans here it seemed easiest to do the measure as about half the can. I wish tubes here were more cost effective, I love them too, but for the can its about a half a dollar and the tubes are multiple dollars for less volume.

  4. a friend’s mother made canned tomato soup using butter in the recipe and I haven’t been able to find one similar and am tickled to pieces to find this one to try.

  5. Made this last night with Pizza Margherita grilled cheese sandwiches with my homemade sourdough bread. The only change I made was put in a pinch of red pepper flakes and used my homemade chicken broth for the vegetable broth. Amazing. Everyone loved it. Thanks so much.

  6. Easy to make and has wonderful flavor. The aroma in the kitchen is amazing! Love this soup on a chilly day.

  7. Add a bit of Italian seasoning or just sweet basil. I have l also added some bacon browned bacon pieces to this. We love it.

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