This simple tomato soup is perfect paired with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Make a double batch and freeze the extra for rainy-day emergencies. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

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  • Heat butter and oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the butter melts. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.

  • Stir in canned tomatoes (with juice). Add broth; bring to a lively simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Puree the soup in the pot using an immersion blender or in batches in a blender. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Stir in half-and-half (if using), salt and pepper.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredient Note: Chicken-flavored broth, a vegetarian broth despite its name, is preferable to vegetable broth in some recipes for its hearty, rich flavor. Sometimes called “no-chicken” broth, it can be found with the soups in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 357 mg sodium. 426 mg potassium; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 680 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 62 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 19 mg magnesium; 2 mg thiamin;

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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious I made this soup and everyone loved it even people who said they weren't huge fans of tomato soup! Very delicious highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
you will never go back to Campbells wonderfully flavorful zesty tomato soup. I served it plain with freshly grated parmesan cheese and croutes (toasted bread rubbed with garlic and brushed with olive oil). Perfect. On second day I stirred in a pinch of cayenne pepper for a kick. You could turn this into many different soups-add macaroni beans and zucchini for a garbanzo style soup etc. You could have a lot of fun with it. Enjoy! Pros: easy and full of flavor Cons: I don't have an immersion blender Read More