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

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Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

139 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 24.9g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 17.1g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 1.6mg; vitamin a iu 584IU; vitamin c 24.4mg; folate 38.9mcg; calcium 193.5mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 62.8mg; potassium 905.2mg; sodium 527.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 1g.

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
At first I thought it was a quick marvel! Later it seemed just OK. Steve Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and tasty...and quick too I used low fat evaporated milk and it made a super velvety soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More