Best Ever Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

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If you’re looking for an easy and delicious tomato soup recipe to warm your bones or provide the comforting memories of Mom, look no further than this recipe. With just a handful of ingredients you can create a homemade tomato soup that beats canned, hands down. Simply toss ingredients in your slow cooker and let it bubble away. A few hours later you will be greeted with yummy tomato soup!

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Best Ever Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe


  • 2 (28 oz) Cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream, optional


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the heavy cream to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Puree the soup with an immersion blender or puree the soup in a regular blender (in batches) and return to the slow cooker.
  4. Stir the heavy cream.
  5. Season to taste.
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Tips for Making Tomato Soup

If your tomato soup comes out a little bit too bitter or acidic, try adding up to 1 tsp of baking soda. Its a good idea to test your soup before adding the cream. This will this help avoid curdling by neutralizing the acid.

What can I add to Tomato Soup?

If you want to add a little pizazz to your tomato soup recipe, try topping with any of the the following for interest and/ or texture:

  • Croutons
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh herbs. Try basil, oregano, or cilantro.
  • Toasted seeds like pumpkin or sunflower.
  • Flavored olive oil
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Avocado
  • Chopped bacon
  • Sour Cream

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