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We've re-created Panera's Tomato-Basil Soup, loved for its richness and subtle sweetness, by roasting cherry tomatoes and shallots, which add natural sweet flavors and eliminate the need for added sugar. Serve with a salad or a grilled cheese for dunking.

EatingWell.com, December 2022


Credit: Photographer: Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Ali Ramee; Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Toss cherry tomatoes and shallots with 1 tablespoon oil and oregano on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the tomatoes burst and the shallots are tender, about 20 minutes. Do not turn the oven off.

  • Meanwhile, combine crushed tomatoes, water, basil, salt and pepper in a blender; process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the roasted tomatoes and shallots; secure the lid on the blender and remove the center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over the opening. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into a large nonreactive saucepan. 

  • Bring the tomato mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cream. 

  • Meanwhile, toss bread cubes with 1 tablespoon oil on a large rimmed baking sheet; arrange in an even layer. Bake until toasted and crisp, about 15 minutes. Divide the soup among 4 bowls; drizzle evenly with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Top with croutons and garnish with basil, if desired.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups soup & 1/3 cup croutons
297 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 32g; dietary fiber 9g; sugars 11g; fat 17g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 17mg; vitamin a iu 1608IU; vitamin b3 niacin 3mg; vitamin c 22mg; vitamin d iu 10IU; vitamin e iu 4IU; folate 30mg; vitamin k 32mg; sodium 471mg; calcium 72mg; chromium 1mcg; iron 1mg; magnesium 24mg; phosphorus 55mg; potassium 430mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 1mcg.