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Homemade Tomato Soup

Hey guys! For today’s post I have a wonderful guest poster again! It’s the lovely Tina from Faith, Fitness, Fun! Make sure you go and check out her site…she’s got delicious recipes, healthy living inspiration, and fun workout ideas! (and lots more!) So here’s Tina…


Hey all! It’s Tina from FaithFitnessFun!

One of the things I welcome most about the new chill in the air is the chance to eat soup. Lots and lots of soup. Curling up with a large bowl full of warmth just screams cozy and comfort to me. Plus, it pairs perfectly with another favorite of mine –bread. A hearty ham and brie panini alongside a bowl of vegetable soup. A thick slice of crusty garlic bread with pesto to dip into a rustic Italian white bean soup. Or even some Mexican cornbread plated up next to a spicy chili.

As delicious as all those sound to me, none truly compare to the classic. The combo that somehow never grows old no matter how basic – a grilled cheese with tomato soup. Forget the canned stuff. Who needs it when you can warm yourself in the kitchen crafting a homemade version that takes a lot less effort than you would think?

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Chop. Roast. Simmer. Blend. That’s all it takes.

Don’t let those four steps hold you back from this light, yet filling, and simple, yet impressive, recipe. I promise it’s worth it.

Homemade Tomato Soup

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings: 8 servings (approximately 1.5 cups each)


  1. 6 vine ripe tomatoes
  2. 2 medium red peppers
  3. 1 medium onion
  4. 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  5. olive oil
  6. 1 – 6 oz can tomato paste
  7. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  8. 2 boxes of organic vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice tomatoes in half and remove all seeds. Slice and rough chop the red peppers into large pieces. Quarter the onion. Place all the vegetables, keeping tomatoes cut side up, on a baking sheet.

Drizzle everything with olive oil and cover with fresh thyme sprigs. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

A few minutes before the vegetables finish in the oven, bring a large pot to medium heat. Once the vegetables finish, add the can of tomato paste and the roasted vegetables. Remove the thyme from the sprigs. Add it to the pot along with the minced garlic. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.

Once the soup has simmered for thirty minutes, remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to blend to an even, smooth consistency. If you do not have an immersion blender, ladle the soup 2-3 cups at a time into a blender. Blend until smooth and repeat as necessary.

Then, serve up your soup alongside a sandwich full of gooey cheese. It’s not the only way, but I do believe it is the best way.

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Thanks again Tina for the guest post…so awesome having you here on Colourful Palate!

Category: Recipes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , 11 comments »

11 Responses to “Homemade Tomato Soup”

  1. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    Great guest post! I love FFF blog! Hmm the soup sounds fab :)

  2. Shannon @ Healthiful Balance

    I’ve never made my own tomato soup before…I always buy it from the store. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’m looking forward to making my own tomato soup now! I bet it tastes a LOT better than the store bought kind! :)

    Great guest post! :)

  3. chris @ thekeenancookbook

    This soup looks great! Love you included the pic with grilled cheese, the two pretty much always go together for me.great guest post

  4. Julie

    Tomato soup homemade tastes so much better than the canned stuff. This looks like a great recipe to try out, especially with the grilled cheese!!

  5. Clarkie @ Beloved Green

    One of my favorite comfort meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Doesn’t have to be fancy to be absolutely delish!

  6. Lois

    I made this today but wasn’t sure what size box of broth to use, so I used 2 32-oz boxes. Anyway, a first tasting was a bit bland so I added some chopped parsley, more thyme, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds for nutrition, plus a couple more Tbsp of tomato paste.

  7. Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen

    Look and sounds amazing! I’ve never seen bell pepper in tomato soup before but it’s a great idea…and grilled cheese never hurts either! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Crystal

    I found this picture through pinterest. And it looks fabulous. I am allergic to red peppers, and haven’t had tomato soup in a few years because of it. Do you know of a recipe for tomato soup with out red peppers?

  9. Charissa

    Crystal~ I would say just to add a couple more tomatoes instead of the peppers! That should work! :) Glad you stopped by!

  10. Margaret

    What size boxes of vegetable broth should I use? I want to avoid the blandness that Lois mentioned.

  11. Charissa

    Margaret~ I emailed the guest poster and she said…”They were the standard size boxes, so 4 cups per box I believe.
    Hope that helps!

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