Whip up comfort in a bowl with a tried-and-tested recipe for Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup.

A teal stock pot of tomato soup with two white bowls filled with soup

I have two women to thank for inspiring my career in food media: the legendary Ina Garten and the equally as legendary woman who I call Mom. Both are superstars in my world, and both instilled a love of entertaining and cooking, especially for comfort.

No matter the season, Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup has become a comforting favorite at our house.

Glass bowls containing measured out ingredients for creamy tomato soup

My love affair with tomato soup actually began when I was an intern at Food Network. The office was in Chelsea Market in New York City, and on the bottom floor was an iconic hole-in-the-wall bakery called Sarabeth’s. Famous for her jams and jellies, Sarabeth is a culinary icon.

A teal pot containing tomatoes and fresh basil

While I’d rank her English muffins and strawberry jam at the top of my NYC’s Best Eats list, what really drew me to her storefront time and time again was the creamy tomato soup. Couple Sarabeth as the original soup-spiration and Ina Garten on the top-rated recipe front, and we have a match made in culinary heaven.

My spin swaps fresh tomatoes for canned, San Marzano to be exact! The result is an intensely tomato-flavored and seriously silky soup prime for topped with a drizzle of my mom Noni’s famous basil pesto. That’s tree rockstar woman inspiring one tried-and-tested family favorite recipe!

White bowls containing tomato soup topped with basil drizzle
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Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup

Whip up comfort in a bowl with a tried-and-tested recipe for Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup.
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A teal stock pot of tomato soup with two white bowls filled with soup
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (28-oz.) cans San Marzano diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, julienned, plus more for garnishing
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Basil pesto, for garnishing (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add the olive oil to a large heavy-bottomed stock pot set over medium-low heat.
  • Add the onions and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are transluscent and the carrots are fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, tomato paste, basil and chicken stock.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer a portion of the soup into a blender or food processor. Blend the soup in batches then return it to the pot. Whisk in the heavy cream.
  • Cook the soup over medium-low heat until warmed throughout, then taste and season with salt, pepper and sugar, as desired. Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with a drizzle of basil pesto (optional).

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Recipe adapted from Ina Garten.


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Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 399mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 484IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. Looks yummy but carrots mentioned in procedure but not ingredient list. How many carrots and are they shredded? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for catching the error. Patti! I’ve added the carrots to the ingredients list (2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped). Enjoy!