Creamy Tomato Soup (No Cream) Recipe -
Creamy Tomato Soup (No Cream) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Creamy Tomato Soup (No Cream)

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"Adapted from another recipe and altered to my specifications. We two ate the whole works in one sitting."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes to onion mixture, crushing with a potato masher. Stir bread, basil, and brown sugar into tomato mixture and simmer until bread is completely saturated and starts to break down, about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour tomato mixture into a blender no more than half full; add butter. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Return pureed soup to Dutch oven over medium heat; add broth and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • I recommend using home-canned tomatoes.
  • Substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil for the fresh basil, if desired.

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Sep 16, 2014

I cut back on the brown sugar a bit (personal preference) and since I wanted a thicker soup, probably used about 20% less chicken broth than recipe specified. The bread cubes do a nice job on thickening the soup, and I used my immersion blender instead of processing in a blender. Made for lunch today and was quite happy with the flavor that came from canned tomatoes rather than making it totally from scratch. Tomato soup has been one of my favs since childhood, and I'll be making this one again. Thanks geode for a nice new recipe.

Feb 20, 2015

I would love to have done this as geome wrote it, but I made a few tweaks for what was on hand - and olive oil blender-emulsion style for the butter, dried basil instead of fresh, and sugar substitute. It was GREAT - I can only imagine how much better it will be when I do it "right".


4 Ratings

Dec 19, 2014

We enjoyed this easy, delicious and creamy tomato soup. I used homemade chicken broth, home-canned tomatoes and dried basil. Adding in the slices of cubed bread, resulted in a thick soup. Instead of a blender I used my immersion blender which worked beautifully on this soup. Thank you, geome for sharing your recipe. It is definitely a keeper!

Sep 25, 2014

Replaced brown sugar with white and instead of bread I added steamed cauliflower to thicken and give it a creamy look.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 994 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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