Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe.

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe.

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Creamy tomato soup recipe. The addition of Parmesan and heavy cream makes it very satisfying and pH-balanced. It's also a quick and easy 30-minute soup that keeps well in the refrigerator. We love our basil tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people (1 cup servings)
Calories 222 kcal


  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, or to taste to combat acidity
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 56 ounces mashed tomatoes (2 packages, 28 ounces) with their juice, preferably San Marzano
  • 3 garlic cloves (1 tablespoon minced)
  • 2 yellow onions (3 cups), finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Heat a nonreactive pot or enameled dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter then add chopped onions. Sauté 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden. Add minced garlic and sauté 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add crushed tomatoes with their juice, chicken stock, chopped basil, sugar (or add sugar to taste), and black pepper. Stir together and bring to a boil then reduce heat, partially cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • You can leave your soup with a chunky consistency, but if you like a blended/creamy soup, use an immersion blender to blend the soup in the pot to desired consistency or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth (being careful not to over-fill the blender with hot liquid), then return blended soup to the pot over medium heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese and return to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed and turn off the heat.
  • Ladle into warm bowls and top with more parmesan and chopped fresh basil.


Some mashed tomatoes may seem more pressing. If the soup seems too sour or sour, you can add more heavy cream and sugar to taste.
Keyword creamy tomato soup, tomato soup
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    could I substitute sour cream for the heavy cream?? I always have sour cream on hand but seldom have heavy cream

  2. 5 stars
    OMG, this soup is SO GOOD! i always thought home made tomato soup was really hard. i made my first batch last weekend and I’m currently simmering my 2nd batch! thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    made this soup this morning, and wow, was it delicious. I used Hunt’s brand of San Marzanos, and it was pretty acidic – but hey, no problem – all the comments about a pinch of baking soda was MAGIC – it lost the acidity and made the perfect soup. Thank you for all of your work!

  4. 5 stars
    I used Cento crushed tomatoes and the soup was excellent, not too tart as others have mentioned. I paired this with tuna melts, which turned out perfectly. Thank you for a delicious soup recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Could we substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock on non meat eating days? I still try to abstain from meat on Fridays.
    Any other vegetarian suggestions to substitute for the chicken broth?

  6. 5 stars
    I usually love strong, and or very spicy flavors, so I was surprised that I found this soup too tart. As per your suggestion, I added another Tblsp. of sugar and another 1/2 cup cream, and it was still too tart for me. Not wanting to blow the calories and sugar content up, I then used 1.5 tsp. baking soda, and this did the trick. I am not rating this recipe. I’ve never had a bad recipe from you, and this could totally be me and my taste buds, but I do think the baking soda suggestion is worth mentioning. The soup is delicious with the baking soda addition.

  7. 5 stars
    I made a half batch and immediately regretted my decision to do so. I followed the directions as written but cut the ingredients in half. I’ll be serving this with warm yummy grilled cheese sandwiches for my Beloved tonight on this very cold day.

  8. 5 stars
    Made this for lunch after my son hinted last week he would like grilled cheese and tomato soup. I didn’t have crushed tomatoes but just put the whole can in a blender and pulsed a couple of times and voila crushed tomatoes. You can crush by hand as well. Added a little more sugar as my tomatoes were quite acidic.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi! I’ve cooked several of your recipes and loved ALL of them. I’m so excited to try this one tonight! I will be pairing it with your grilled cheese! Yum!

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