I’m a big fan of tomato soup, but I didn’t think I’d ever be sharing a recipe for Homemade Tomato Soup. Even though it’s super simple to open a can of Campbell’s, this week I found out just how simple it is to whip up a batch up tomato soup.
Our garden has done quite well! Once the tomatoes started coming, they haven’t stopped. So, I had to find a way to use them up before they spoil. Thus, this recipe!
The original recipe called for peeled tomatoes and chopped basil. I laughed at the idea of peeling tomatoes – way too much work in my book! So, I thought I’d give it a shot without peeling them. There were a few bits of peel, but they didn’t bother us. You could strain the soup if it bothers you.
Homemade Tomato Soup
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (I used my frozen onions)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons tomato paste (half of a jar)
3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
7 cups chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon parsley
1-3 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoons honey
In a large pot, melt the butter. Add in oil and onion and cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Stir in the flour and tomato paste and cook about two more minutes. Add in oregano, parsley, broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. (Try to break up the tomatoes with your spoon as it’s cooking.)
Puree the soup. (An immersion blender is the easiest option but you can also use a blender. If you use a regular blender, do so in small batches.) Once the soup is pureed, season it with the salt, pepper and honey.
I’m super pumped that I tried this yummy recipe. I could tell that Trent was a bit reluctant, but I knew he liked it when he went back for seconds.
Pour soup in clean jars with lids. Place the jars in a large stockpot and fill with water until it’s just enough to cover the lids. Boil for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the jars from the water. As they begin to cool, the lids should seal (you’ll hear a popping sound). If they don’t, place back into the boiling water for another 20 minutes.
Have you ever made tomato soup? What do you like to add to your recipe?