Quick cooking delicious creamy tomato soup
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started out with a bang! I have just returned from a two week Christmas vacation! We traveled to warm sunny Arizona and took a four day trip to Mexico! It’s tough coming home to cold, gray skies, but this creamy tomato soup helped!
There were 26 of us that traveled to Mexico together – that’s my parents, all their kids (now adults) and the kids’ spouses and all 12 grand children! And what a trip it was!
We rented a house – or actually several houses all connected by a courtyard. The main house sat right on the beach – we were in pure heaven!
The trip included lounging in the sun, playing beach volley ball, flying kites, kayaking, playing about a gazillion games of cards and one flash mob dance put on by the grand kids and two of the kid-like adults! We also had tons of food, food, and more food!
Everyone signed up for meals – we had breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks all planned. We ate some really amazing food.
I made my couscous salad the night we had shrimp, oysters and steamed clams. For lunch I also made Caesar salad with a homemade creamy Caesar dressing. I quadrupled the dressing recipe and prepared it before the trip and brought it in a storage container. I used 18 heads of romaine lettuce and cooked and sliced 12 chicken breasts to go with the salad.
Whew – 26 people sure can eat a lot of food!
By the time we got back to Arizona after that amazing trip, we were all tired and needed a break from all those amazing meals, but we were all still a bit hungry and needed something to eat. My sister, Suzi whipped up a batch of quick tomato soup.
Since some of the original group parted, she only had to feed 15 of us! She shared her recipe with me and I made a few tweaks. Don’t worry, my version feeds 6 – not 15!
I made this simple tomato soup for lunch but since my kids were up skiing there’s a lot leftover.
I froze several single portions and am planning that for my lunch when I head back to work. Maybe that will help with the transition…
One of my favorite ways to eat this homemade soup is with a grilled cheese sandwich! Do you love to dip your sandwich into tomato soup? I do!
It’s also delicious topped with a few homemade croutons.
What ingredients do I need?
- Tomato Sauce
- Tomato Paste
- Brown Sugar
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Bay Leaf
Can I make this soup vegan?
Yes! Just omit the cream. This soup tastes delicious without the cream too!
This quick tomato soup can be on the table in 10 minutes! I also have another tomato soup recipe made with fresh tomatoes – it’s not quick cooking, but it is equally delicious!
More Soup Recipes to Try
Enchilada Soup – All the wonderful flavors of enchiladas in a soup!
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – The name says it all!
Cheesy Broccoli Soup – Yummy broccoli with cheddar cheese.
Corn Chowder – I love to make this when fresh corn on the cob is available.
Clam Chowder – Perfect for lunch or dinner anytime of the year.
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Thick tomato soup that only takes minutes to make.
- 2 28 oz can Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/8 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Place all ingredients - except heavy cream - into a pot.
Heat over medium high heat until simmering.
Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf.
Add heavy cream, stir and serve.