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How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

Do you love fresh tomato soup, but don’t want to spend the time (or money) making a homemade version from scratch? This easy recipe for tomato soup with tomato sauce is perfect for busy home cooks. It only takes about 20 minutes to make, and it’s a great way to use up any leftover pasta sauce you might have. Plus, this soup is seriously delicious – it’s creamy, tomatoey, and just a little bit spicy. Give it a try! Keep reading to learn how to make tomato soup with tomato sauce.

What is Tomato Soup?

Tomato soup is a type of soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient. It can be made using fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, or tomato sauce. Tomato soup is usually seasoned with herbs and spices like fresh basil, and it often has a creamy or milk-based texture. According to historians, the first time tomato soup is mentioned was way back in 1857 when Eliza Leslie talked about it in her New Cooker Book. A few decades later, Joseph Campbell-the founder of Campbell’s Soup Company-made condensed tomato soup even more popular with his own version of Campbell’s tomato soup. And the rest, as they say, is history!

The Popularity of Tomato Soup

Classic tomato soup is one of the most popular soups in America. In fact, it’s estimated that Americans consume about 2.5 billion bowls of tomato soup every year! Tomato soup is a wintertime favorite often paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, but it can be enjoyed all year long.

How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

Now that we have discussed the basics of tomato soup, it’s time to learn how to make it! This easy homemade tomato soup recipe with tomato sauce is the perfect way to enjoy a bowl of this classic soup.

How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce Recipe

How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounces) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounces) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken or vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, basil leaves, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the milk and continue cooking until heated through.
  5. Serve hot with some crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!

This recipe makes about 6 servings of tomato soup and you can double or triple it with great results. Tomato soup can also be frozen for later enjoyment. Simply place it in a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat it, thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it on the stovetop.

How to Make Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 14.5 ounces cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 8 ounces can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken or vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, basil leaves, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and continue cooking until heated through.
  • Serve hot with some crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!

What You Can Serve Tomato Soup With

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Croutons: Add a little crunch to your soup with some store-bought or homemade croutons.
  • Grilled cheese: This classic pairing is always a hit! Serve your soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for a complete meal.
  • Bacon: For a heartier soup, add some crumbled bacon on top.
  • Shrimp: Give your soup a seafood twist by adding some cooked shrimp.
  • Fresh herbs: Sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley, basil, or oregano on top of your soup for a touch of flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese: Add some grated Parmesan cheese on top of your soup for a cheesy twist.

Tips for Making Tomato Soup with Tomato Sauce

Making tomato soup at home is easy, but there are a few things you can do to make sure it turns out perfectly every time. Here are our top tips:

  1. Use fresh tomatoes if you can. You can also use canned diced tomatoes or tomato sauce. Just be sure to drain the canned tomatoes before adding them to the soup.
  2. Add some sugar to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. This will help create a more well-rounded flavor.
  3. Use low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth to control the amount of salt in the soup.
  4. Stir in some milk at the end for a creamier soup. You can also use half-and-half or cream if desired.
  5. Season the soup to taste with salt and black pepper. Be careful not to oversalt, as the Parmesan cheese will add some additional saltiness.

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