Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup

I got this recipe from my Cooks Country Cookbook, you can read my blog post about that by clicking here.

This recipe was simple and easy, only using a handful of ingredients you probably have on hand!

I always like to pair a grilled cheese sandwich with my tomato soup, as I thought everyone else did too. But I was wrong! When I started hanging out with Ryan, he had no idea why you would put grilled cheese and tomato soup together. No. Idea.

He’s a firm believer of the “grilled cheese and tomato soup” partnership now, as everyone should be!

Okay, onto the recipe!


  • Olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • About 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Chop up your onion and cook with olive oil over medium high heat , until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large measuring cup, strain the juice out of the tomatoes. Add broth until the liquid measures to 4 cups.
  • Add 3 out of the 4 cans of tomatoes to the pan with onions, add bay leaf, brown sugar, and salt and stir. Let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 15 minutes, add tomato paste and flour and stir well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the liquid, mixing well. Add the baking soda, and stir.
  • Let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Purée soup in batches. Return to pot, add milk and stir.
  • Enjoy with a grilled cheese sandwich 😉

2 thoughts on “Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup

  1. And I am a firm believer that this recipe is much better than canned……..along with grilled cheese is married to tomato soup! 🍅 🫕 💒 🥪

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