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Best Ever Tomato Soup Recipe

This is not only the best tomato soup recipe, but it is actually good for you too as it is filled with not only tomatoes but carrots, celery, onions, and garlic too! But don’t worry, your family wont realize they are eating lots of nutritious vegetables as they will just enjoy the rich flavor from the bacon and roasted tomatoes. This best homemade tomato soup is our family’s favorite soup recipe for fall, winter, and anytime we want some yummy, homemade comfort food! I know your family will love this best ever tomato soup too!

This is not only the best tomato soup recipe, but it is actually good for you too as it is filled with not only tomatoes but carrots, celery, onions, and garlic too! But don't worry, your family wont realize they are eating lots of nutritious vegetables as they will just enjoy the rich flavor from the bacon and roasted tomatoes. This best homemade tomato soup is our family's favorite soup recipe for fall, winter, and anytime we want some yummy, homemade comfort food! I know your family will love this best ever tomato soup too!

Best Tomato Soup Recipe

Winter is soup season.  And believe it or not, our family loves soup season. The reason is that we have created some unique, flavorful soups that are exciting to eat. No canned soup at our house! This best tomato soup recipe is one of our favorites. It is full of flavor, creamy, and delicious. Besides being full of lots of hidden veggies, this best creamy tomato soup recipe has a secret ingredient – BACON!  As we tell our kids – everything in moderation.
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To make this best homemade tomato soup, start by heating 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat cook cut up 4 slices of bacon. This part is optional, but the bacon adds a really great dimension to the flavor. Scoop out the bacon onto a towel to reserve for later.

HINT: I like to cut my bacon and cook it in pieces; not only does it cook quicker, but it saves me as step of chopping it up later!

Now chop up 3 stalks of celery, 3 peeled carrots, 3 cloves of fresh garlic, and 1 medium onion. Add the vegetables to the stock pot filled with olive oil and bacon grease (you can remove, but it will add a LOT of flavor!!)  Cook until the vegetables are mostly tender, about 5 minutes.

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Scoop all the veggies from the stockpot in to a food processor.

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Use the blender to mix; there will be some grainy look to it. Now add in some of the chicken broth and let it run a little longer until smooth. Scoop it back into the stock pot.

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Best ever tomato soup

Now blend 28 oz (about 4 cups) of fire roasted tomatoes until they look like crushed tomatoes.  You don’t want them completely smooth. Trust me, you want to use fireroasted tomatoes as they add a lot of flavor depth to this soup. Now pour the tomato mixture back into your large pot.

Note: If you are using garden fresh tomatoes here is how you fire roast tomatoes.

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Best homemade tomato soup recipe

In large saucepan or stock pot heat the blended vegetables, blended tomatoes, and remaining  chicken broth over medium heat.

Add 1 teaspoon oregano, salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers. You can serve it as soon as it is warm, but if you let it simmer 30 minutes or longer, the flavors will have longer to mesh together.

When you are ready to serve the soup, add a splash of cream or whole milk. Not only will this make the soup extra creamy, but it will cool the soup down just enough for your children to enjoy the soup right away.

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The soup is just thick enough to be filling. Is filled with lots of good for you veggies. And it has such an incredible flavor don’t be surprised if everyone asks for seconds….. or thirds!

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You can top your soup with croutons, chives, or cheese if you like. We like to serve ours with a classic grilled cheese sandwich for dipping!

I always get tons of complements on this soup! It is a hit at our house. I hope this yummy, good for you, soup is a hit at yours too!

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Best Ever Tomato Soup Recipe
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Best Ever Tomato Soup Recipe

This is not only the best ever tomato soup recipe, but it is actually good for you too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, easy soup, family favorite, hearty soup, soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlice, minced
  • 3 cans (`16 oz) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 6 ounce tomato puree
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • dash salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk

Instructions

  • Using a large stock pot, put 2 TAB olive oil over medium heat and cook cut up bacon. This part is optional, but the bacon adds a really great dimension to the flavor.
  • While bacon cooks, chop up celery,carrots,  garlic, and onion. Toss veggies in the ban with bacon cook until it is all mostly tender, about 5 minutes. 
  • Put tender vegetables  in food processor until smooth; return to stock pot. Add fire roasted tomatoes to food process and make semi smooth. Pour tomatoes and remaining ingredients into pot. Cook over medium heat until flavors blend. Serve warm.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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