Perfect Tomato Soup

Tomato soup
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    41 min

Tomato soup is up there with chicken noodle soup as one of the most popular soups (not to mention kid-friendly) around.  There are lots of ways to season up a good tomato soup, but sometimes you just want the classic – bursting with tomato flavor, silky smooth, and not complicated by much else.  This is that soup.  

Serve this soup with a great grilled cheese sandwich to make this a very happy lunch.  Dipping, dunking and even possibly slurping are totally permitted when it comes to this classic duo. 

Or try this with a simple salad with a classic vinaigrette, or a spectacular Greek Salad for a soup meal that will make your family feel like they are getting a pretty great soup and salad meal.  You could also put out a nice antipasti board for nibbling along with the soup, for a different fun family meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 

How to Make It