Easy Hearty Tomato Soup

Recipe for Delicious Tomato Soup

Are you looking for a delicious Tomato Soup? This easy hearty tomato soup recipe will have your taste buds dancing! It can be made using an immersion blender or a regular blender. Tomato soup is always a favorite in our house, and it will soon be a favorite in yours as well. Give this tomato soup recipe a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Easy Hearty Tomato Soup
Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 14-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, with juice
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, “no-chicken” broth (see Note) or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup half-and-half (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and oil over medium heat in a Dutch Oven, until the butter is melted. Add celery and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 4 to 6 minutes and onion and celery is softened. Add thyme (or parsley) and garlic. Cook, stirring until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  2. Next, add canned tomatoes, including juice, while stirring. Add broth, increase heat - bring to a lively simmer. Reduce heat to maintain the lively simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup in the pot. Alternatively you can blend the soup in batches in a blender. *Caution! It's hot and will burn - BE CAREFUL when using the immersion blender! If you're using half-and-half - stir that in. Add salt and pepper. Stir and you're done! Delicious Tomato Soup!

 

*You can make this recipe ahead of time. To preserve, cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

*Despite it’s name, “Chicken-flavored broth” which is a vegetarian broth is more desirable than vegetable broth in this recipe because of its rich and hearty flavor. Sometimes it is called “No-Chicken” broth, it can be found with the soups in the natural food section of most grocery stores.