Quick Tomato Soup

Quick Tomato Soup

6 Reviews
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This is a great “pantry soup”—that is, it comes together in minutes from ingredients that you can keep on hand all the time.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, rosemary or basil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups nonfat or low-fat milk


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, herbs and crushed red pepper (if using); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, water and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in milk and heat through, about 1 minute.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 139 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 5 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 584 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 193 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 528 mg sodium; 905 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ nonfat milk, 3 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 6

December 20, 2016
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By: Mirandamom
I made this because (with a few minor tweaks) I had all the ingredients on hand. And boy, am I glad I did! It is delicious! I used 2 cans of tomato sauce and one of diced tomatoes instead of the crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth instead of water, and evaporated instead of fresh milk. I think the amount of chili flakes is perfect.
January 21, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and tasty...and quick, too I used low fat evaporated milk and it made a super velvety soup.
October 26, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it -- Happy Husband According to my husband -- Best ever. I adjusted the recipe somewhat and made it easier and better (I think). No milk, no sugar, and I added about a Tbsp of veg. bouillon. I used very large garlic cloves. I used only fresh chopped basil leaves -- no other additional herbs. In my opinion, the pepper flakes added the special touch. Served with toasted whole grain bread. Delicious! Especially on a cold evening. Pros: Quick and delicious. Cons: None
September 29, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Good Work-Night Meal... I really like this soup either by itself or with a salad. I'm always looking for something really quick on week nights since my husband and I both have day jobs. This is something we both like. Pros: Very quick to make, minimal mess to clean up Cons: Not much fresh here - all in a can
March 03, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
My go to soup I served this on Christmas Eve for my non-Oyster Stew loving guests. They loved it and asked for seconds. I used crushed tomatoes with basil already in it. I normally have all of the other ingredients on hand so this is a great fallback recipe to have. Pros: A pantry staple
December 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
At first, I thought it was a quick marvel! Later, it seemed just OK. Steve, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
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