Tomato Soup

Overall Recipe Rating
Tomato Soup
4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Difficulty: Beginner

Preparation Time: 15min

Yields: 6 Servings

Total Time: 1hr


Nothing says lunch to me more than this tomato soup recipe. Whip up a grilled cheese sandwich and you have the perfect lunch. This creamy and tangy soup will have everyone asking for seconds.



Render bacon over medium-low heat in a 4-6 quart saucepan until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy. Remove bacon from the saucepan and reserve for later use. Add butter and increase heat to medium-high. Add garlic, onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally (about 10-12 minutes). Add tomato paste and cook until slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook for another 3 minutes. Add stock, thyme, bay leaf, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Transfer hot soup to a blender (make sure you discard the bay leaf from the soup mixture before blending). Blend, strain, return to the saucepan, and stir in cream. Divide among bowls; if desired, add a dollop of sour cream and some crumbled bacon.