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Creamy Tomato Soup

January 7, 2019 (Last Updated: March 8, 2020)

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Quick cooking delicious creamy tomato soup. This homemade soup can be on the table in just ten minutes! Use tomato sauce and tomato paste along with a few seasonings and you have the best tomato soup!

A pot full of creamy tomato soup with a turquoise napkin in background.

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!

Sunset on the beach in Mexico

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!

Kayaking in Mexico at sunset.

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…

A crispy grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of creamy tomato soup.

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 or served with couscous cakes. 

What ingredients do I need?

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Bay Leaf
  • Cream

Can I make this soup vegan?

Yes! Just omit the cream. This soup tastes delicious without the cream too!

A grilled cheese sandwich dipped into creamy tomato soup.

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.

Ham and Bean Soup – Made with dried beans and leftover ham.


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A bowl filled with tomato soup with a spoon in the bowl.


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Quick cooking Creamy Tomato Soup. This soup can be on the table in 10 minutes.

Creamy Tomato Soup

Thick tomato soup that only takes minutes to make.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 119 kcal


  • 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.



Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 442mgPotassium: 85mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 415IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword creamy tomato soup, how to make a simple tomato soup, tomato soup
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    January 9, 2019 at 7:53 am

    5 stars
    A good tasting soup on cold days.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 8, 2019 at 5:38 am

    5 stars
    18 heads of romaine lettuce!? Holy cow, that’s a lot of lettuce. But then again, there were a lot of folks there! I remember you talked about the family trips in the past, and those sound like a ton of fun. Crazy adventures like that lead to great memories for sure. And also to great soup recipes, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love a good tomato soup with grilled cheese, and while we’ve made tomato soup a couple times lately, we haven’t served it with grilled cheese. Now I’ve got a craving that I need to fill! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 7, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! What a trip Kathy! Sounds like you all had a blast! We were both thinking soup today! Tomato is one of our favorites. Perfect with a grilled cheese!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    January 7, 2019 at 6:04 am

    5 stars
    Sounds like you had a lovely trip! This soup would certainly help with the cold weather and I definitely do enjoying dunking a grilled cheese into it…it’s a necessity ๐Ÿ˜‰

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