Homemade tomato soup made with fresh tomatoes is an easy to make classic soup recipe. Fresh tomatoes along with spices and herbs make this homemade fresh tomato soup easy to make and rich in tomato flavor. This tomato soup recipe is quick and easy and you will be enjoying it in about 20 minutes!
Homemade Tomato Soup
I love making homemade soup and while they are so easy to grab premade in the store I have learned there is really nothing better then a fresh made soup. Once you realize how easy it is to make homemade soup like this tomato basil soup you will probably end up skipping the store bought and making your soup at home like I do.
Making soup at home gives me the ability to control what is going in it. That is important to me, not only do I like to know my ingredients being used but I also want to be able to control how much of a certain flavor is going in to my food. With this fresh made tomato soup the flavors from the garlic, basil, onion combine with the tomatoes for the best tomato soup recipe I have ever made. It took me a while to come up with the perfect combination, but I have found it and I hope you love it as much as we do in my house.
Tomato soup is not the only soup I make at home, there are lots of them and many are just as easy to make as this fresh tomato soup recipe. If you are looking for homemade soup recipes to add to your recipe collection be sure to check out other soup recipes we have shared.
Easy Soup Recipes
- Slowcooker Taco Soup
- Crockpot Cheeseburger soup
- White Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
- Bacon Cauliflower Soup
- Slowcooker Vegetable Beef Soup
- Stuffed pepper soup
- French Onion Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Best tomatoes for making soup
When you are making homemade tomato soup you want to use the reddest and ripest tomatoes that you have. These tomatoes are going to give you the best flavor and the bright red color that you are looking for when you make homemade tomato soup.
I like using Roma tomatoes, Jersey tomatoes or Big Beef tomatoes when making tomato soup but you can use whatever you have on hand from the store or your garden to make this soup.
How Many Tomatoes in a pound?
Depending on the tomatoes you have and their sizes will determine how much they weigh since all tomatoes are not sized and shaped equally, however this is a rough estimate on how many tomatoes you will have in a pound of tomatoes.
- 2 large tomatoes
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 2.5 cups chopped tomatoes
- 20 cherry tomatoes
How to Store Left Over Soup
If you have any left overs, or you are making a double batch of this soup you can store them in the fridge in an air tight container for 3-4 days. Allow the soup to cool completely before putting it in the fridge.
Can you Freeze Homemade Tomato Soup?
One of the great things about this tomato soup from fresh tomatoes is you can make a large batch of it and freeze it. This comes in handy when I have a ton of tomatoes from the garden or like this year when my cousin had a crazy amount of tomatoes that needed to be cooked and stored. I now have a freezer full of homemade tomato soup that I can pull out and thaw to use for dinner whenever we need a quick and easy dinner.
If you want to freeze tomato soup allow the soup to cool completely. Pour soup into freezer safe bag or containers and seal lightly, remove the air from the bags if using bags. If you are using freezer bags lay them flat when freezing to make for easier storage. Soup will keep in the freezer for 6 months.
To reheat the frozen tomato soup, place the bag or container in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then reheat in a pot on the stove over medium heat.
Fresh Tomato Soup Ingredients
- olive oil
- clove garlic
- all-purpose flour
- super-ripe tomatoes
- granulated sugar
- fresh basil
- ground black pepper
- ground cayenne
Fresh Tomato Soup Directions
Wash and chop the tomatoes into quarters. Wash the basil.
Warm the oil and butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.
Add the onion, and garlic and cook until soft but not browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes with juices, sugar, basil leaves, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
Increase the heat to high and bring the tomatoes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming off and discarding any foam from the surface.
Puree the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender, stir in the chopped basil.
homemade fresh tomato soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 large clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 4 pounds super-ripe tomatoes coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 leaves fresh basil
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pinch ground cayenne
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- Wash and chop the tomatoes into quarters. Wash the basil.Chop the onion and set aside, peel and chop the garlic and set aside.
- Warm the oil and butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion, and garlic and cook until soft but not browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes with juices, sugar, basil leaves, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
- Increase the heat to high and bring the tomatoes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming off and discarding any foam from the surface.
- Puree the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender, stir in the chopped basil.
Comments & Reviews
Jennifer Dickman says
Sounds delicious, however many of us have to watch sugar intake. I’d suggest a bit of chopped carrot in with the onion to take the acidity down a notch. Can’t wait to get this year’s tomatoes in the ground so I can have fun with this recipe and more. Thank you.