Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

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Roasted Tomato Soup – Rich, bold, and flavorful Tomato Soup made with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil.

Ladle inside pot with tomato soup.

ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

Healthy, velvety Roasted Tomato Soup blends the flavors of garden fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic. Prepared with just a handful of ingredients, this tomato soup recipe is so much better than the canned version and it couldn’t be simpler to make!

IF I had to describe this soup in just 4 words, it would be; yummy, healthy, warm, and cozy. Roasting the tomatoes adds extra sweetness and a ton of flavor, AND eliminates all the fuss with standing above the stove and stirring. 😃

Bowl of Tomato Soup garnished with basil and parmesan cheese.

Remember last week when I shared my Ricotta and Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes recipe? And I told you about my very generous garden and all the tomatoes it has given us?

Well. I’m still working on using up all my tomatoes before they go bad. And I assume I’m not the only one that has 3,000 bushels of tomatoes to use up, am I?!? I’m just trying to help out everyone that is in the same boat as me.

This roasted tomato soup is totally a summer-crossing-into-fall type of soup. I mean, you’ve got these wonderful summer tomatoes that end up in a roasting pan with garlic and onions. That right there should make you want to pray for cold weather, pajamas, and tomato soup. With a side of grilled cheese… oh. my. YUM!

Roasted tomatoes on a baking sheet.

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

You know what’s best about this roasted tomato soup? How easy it is to put together. You can probably make it in your sleep.

  • We start with arranging our tomatoes on a baking sheet together with garlic and onions, and roast that for about 25 minutes.
  • Once they are roasted, transfer to a soup pot and stir in fresh basil leaves and low sodium vegetable broth. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until completely smooth. OR blend in small batches in a Blender. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Pour into soup bowls; garnish with parmesan cheese and sliced basil, then serve.

And that’s it! SO easy, right?! 

CAN I USE DIFFERENT TOMATOES?

Yes, Roma tomatoes would be perfect. I suggest to cut them in quarters before roasting. 

SHOULD I PEEL THE TOMATOES?

I never do. I roast and blend the tomatoes with their peel on and it has never been a problem.

Roasted Tomato Soup in a mug.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH TOMATO SOUP

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the best when served with a hot bowl of Tomato Soup! 😋 I also like to serve it with Baked Mozzarella Sticks and a Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad🍴 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER TOMATO SOUP

  • Store soup in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE TOMATO SOUP

If making this soup with the intention to freeze, do not add in the heavy cream. The problem with heavy cream in soups is that it curdles when you try to reheat it. You can wait to stir in the heavy cream when ready to serve. 

  • To Freeze: Pour completely cooled Tomato Soup into a gallon size Freezer Bag; keep soup in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • When ready to serve, thaw soup overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat in a soup-pot over medium heat. 

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5 from 2 votes
Roasted Tomato Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Rich, bold, and flavorful Tomato Soup made with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil.

Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 182 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 small yellow onions, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 4 to 5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, optional
  • grated parmesan cheese, for garnish, optional
  • sliced fresh basil leaves, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside. You can also use 2 smaller baking sheets.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine halved tomatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil, salt and pepper; toss to coat.

  4. Spread tomato mixture on prepared baking sheet.

  5. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender, stirring couple of times during the process.

  6. Remove from oven and transfer roasted vegetables to a soup pot.

  7. Stir in basil leaves and add in vegetable broth; blend with an immersion blender until smooth. OR blend in small batches in a Blender.

  8. Stir or blend in heavy cream, if using; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

  9. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese and slices of basil.

  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle Points: 2

 

NOTES:

CAN I USE OTHER TOMATOES?

Yes, Roma tomatoes would be perfect. I suggest to cut them in quarters before roasting. 

SHOULD I PEEL THE TOMATOES?

I never do. I roast and blend the tomatoes with their peel on and it has never been a problem.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Soup
Amount Per Serving (0 cup)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 715mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1466IU29%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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55 Responses
  1. Wayne Caldwell

    Made this soup a few times earlier this year. Today, I used 12 roma tomatoes, one medium onion, four garlic cloves, basil, oregano, roasted New Mexico green chili, vegetable broth, salt and pepper and blended it in a NutraBullet. Serving it with veggie spring rolls and toasted green chili sourdough bread.

  2. Amy

    Love this recipe! I’ve added a few carrots to this to add a touch of sweetness but I love how easy it is. I did use Romas and I’m making enough to can. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  3. Shannon

    I made this tomato soup by grilling the tomatoes, garlic and onions. Then used the Vitamix. It was really a nice change. I will make it again soon. Thanks for the wonderful recipes and I look forward to making different recipes you post.

    1. Hi!
      Thanks sooo much for pointing that out! It should be 1/4-cup heavy cream, and it’s optional. Most of the time I don’t add it in, but my husband adds it to his bowl. 😀 And, it’s delicious. 😋

  4. Kirsten

    What would the weight be for the tomatoes? I have all shapes and sizes and not sure how to proceed. Thanks for a quick reply- I am excited to make it tonight!

  5. The tomatoes I have are huge weighing maybe close to 1 lb each. Should I adjust qty of tomatoes per batch or still use 8-10? I have made this recipe over and over. It’s the best by far! Just have huge tomatoes and don’t want to sacrifice the balance.

  6. Maartje

    Hi there,

    Love the recipe! I only don’t have a blender. You think its possible to make this but than mash it after with a masher?

    Thanks,

    Maartje

    1. Hi Maartje! I highly recommend a blender for this soup, or any other soup recipe that asks for whole vegetables. Having said that, I guess you could use a masher, but I am not sure that you will be able to get it as soupy without a blender. Also, you might have to peel the tomatoes before mashing because, if you’re going to mash the tomatoes, the peel will just separate and end up in your soup. I hope that helps! Please let me know if you give it a try. Thank YOU!

        1. Hi Laura!!
          Yep, absolutely, but you’ll have to work it really well to get that perfectly smooth texture. At least that’s been my experience with our immersion blender. It’s a great soup, though, no matter what. 😀

  7. Sandy

    Just made this today with some late season tomatoes and gypsy peppers. Added about 2 cups chicken broth and some Italian herbs. This is really the best tomato soup ever! Wish I had lots more tomatoes!

  8. Judy H

    This looks like just the soup I’ve been looking for! No cream, just robust tomato flavor.
    Do you recommend a certain type of tomato? I’m thinking that if I use only roma tomatoes, it may not have enough liquid. Maybe I should buy an assortment?

    Since it is early March, I’m going to have to use store-bought tomatoes, so I might add a can of fire roasted tomatoes to give it a little more oomph, but I’ll wait and see how it turns out using only fresh first. Store bought are never as good as home-grown, though!

    1. Judy H

      I just made this and it is delicious! I wound up adding a little bit of my home-made vegetable broth to thin it out a little. Thank you!

      After I roasted my soup vegetables, I roasted some eggplant, then put the eggplant in my bowl before putting soup over it. Deeeelicious!

    2. Hi, Judy!!

      Since tomatoes are not in season, yet, and as you said, our gardens are still empty, I’d go ahead and use a variety of tomatoes… hopefully there’s some good tomatoes available at the local grocer. You can also add some roasted carrots, or as the reader just said, roasted eggplant. No matter what though, this soup is pretty darn amazing. You’ll see! 😉

  9. Debbie

    I made this for my two kids and husband-I went to work out, thinking that there would be some leftover. Nope! All gone! I know that this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks!

  10. Paula

    This was my first time making home-made tomato soup. Wow! It’s definitely a keeper. This soup tastes so fresh!

    I made a double batch, but will make another double batch and preserve.

  11. Heather

    Excellent soup and so simple. I picked up a basket of tomatoes and the soup was ready in no time. I may buy another to load up the freezer for lunches.

  12. Kate,
    My plants and farm share have been producing like crazy, and I’ve been canning many quarts of crushed tomatoes in anticipation of winter. I’m good for crushed tomatoes, now (you think 20 qts is enough?? Maybe I should do more?) I think I’ll try this, and if the kids like it, perhaps I can freeze a few recipes of roasted tomatoes to make soup in the winter.
    Thanks, Kate!

  13. Dani

    I love tomato basil soup and for some reason it has never occurred to me that I could make it, even though I make a wide variety of soups each year. I was happy to find this recipe as I had a huge bag of fresh tomatoes from my brother-in-laws garden and a new basil plant. This recipe is DELICIOUS! Thank you so much!

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