Do you have approximately 1000 tomatoes staring at you from your garden? Or just a strong craving for something delicious? Try this super simple roasted tomato soup. It is so easy to make and only takes 5-6 ingredients 😱
What you’ll need to make this easy homemade tomato soup:
- Cream/Milk and or Soup Stock
- Seasonings (Basil, salt and pepper)
Optional: Red Peppers and Carrots
Do I have to roast the tomatoes?
No. But roasting requires minimal effort from you and it does such amazing things to your produce. By roasting your vegetables you are caramelizing the natural sugars, which brings about an amazing depth of flavour- it’s worth it just do it it. If you want less dishes you can roast the tomatoes and other ingredients in your dutch oven.
Blending Tool Options
- Immersion Blender (hand blender)
- Food Processor
If you don’t have a blender, immersion blender or food processor then you should cut all your veggies as small as possible before roasting and they will break down in the cooking process. It will be a more rustic soup but you can still make it!
Milk, Cream or Soup Stock?
You can serve this soup as the blended base of vegetables with a side of heavy cream to drizzle on. The benefit of this is that each person gets to control the level acidity in their soup. More cream = less acidic. And it looks cool.
You can also just mix in the cream and blend the soup or if you want a lighter version you can use your preferred milk!
If you try to stay away from any and all milks or you are just straight up out of milk you can use soup stock. Such as chicken or vegetable. This will be delicious but more acidic than a milk or cream soup.
Can I freeze this homemade tomato soup?
You betcha. If you want to freeze it, do so before adding the milk/cream. When ready to reheat add the milk/cream then. If you’re using stock you can add it in before freezing.
What can I make to go with this easy creamy roasted tomato soup?
Look, you worked hard on the soup. Your oven is hot. Let’s give you a break and take advantage of the hot oven. Try these ridiculously easy and delicious Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits next.
What Else can I make with my tomatoes?
Easy Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
- 1.5 kg Tomatoes
- ½ Large Onion
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Cup Milk or Cream or Soup Stock
- ¼ Cup Fresh Basil or 1 tbsp dried Basil
- 2 tablespoons Canola Oil or any other cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Carrots Peeled, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 Red Pepper 2" pieces
- ¼ Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan
- Optional Add Ins: In the summer I do not add carrots or peppers to this soup as the homegrown tomatoes are good enough on their own. But if you are using store bought tomatoes and want to add more flavour add in the carrots and/or red pepper. Parmesan isn't necessary.. but if you have it around toss some on top before you serve, to feel like the King/Queen you are! haha
Roast The Veggies
- On a large baking sheet or two standard size sheets OR in your dutch oven: Place the tomatoes, onions and garlic to roast. The tomatoes should be cut to the point where they are all a similar size. If you have tomatoes that are all the same size there is no reason to cut them, feel free to roast them whole. I like to cut the onions into 6-8 wedge shaped pieces and then leave the garlic as whole cloves, just peel them first. Toss the prepared veggies in oil and salt and pepper.
- Roast the veggies at 400°F for 30-40 minuteYou'll know they are done when tender. They usually have a touch of char on them.
- If you roasted the veggies on a baking sheet then transfer everything to your soup pot. Add Basil. Then add Milk, Stock or Cream and Blend.
- Feel free to add more than one cup of liquid if you like a thinner soup. This recipe is easy to play around with. Let me know in the comments of this post how you made your soup or if you have any questions!
- Check out the notes section for more..
Five Interesting Facts about tomatoes
1. Tomatoes Are Not Always Red
Believe it or not, tomatoes are not always red. Instead, they can come in a variety of colours including yellow, pink, purple, black and even white. We tend to only see red tomatoes in supermarkets due to quality standards, but if you head to your local farm shop or greengrocer, you may just find multiple colour varieties.
2. There Are Over 10 Thousand Varieties Of Tomato
There are thought to be more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom or heritage tomatoes currently being grown globally, and more than 15,000 known varieties in total.
3. Tomatoes Are Technically A Fruit
A tomato is technically a fruit that is sometimes considered a vegetable. The confusion arose after the 1890s when the US Supreme Court named it a vegetable for taxation purposes. A fruit is defined as the edible part of the plant containing seeds, such as a tomato, whereas a vegetable is the stem, leaf or root.
Despite this classification, you’d be unlikely to find a tomato in a fruit salad.
4. Tomatoes Have Been to Space
Yes, that’s right, tomatoes have travelled to outer space. 600,000 tomato seeds went to the International Space Station before being grown in classrooms all over Canada as part of the ‘Tomatosphere I, II, III and IV’ experiments. These experiments happened due to a desire to understand the effect of outer space on seed growth and development.
5. The First Tomatoes were Gold and Considered an Aphrodisiac
When tomatoes were first introduced to Europe in the 16th Century, they were small, golden and cherry sized. This appearance gave them the name ‘golden apples’. Many European countries took this as inspiration and named them with gold names, such as the German ‘goldapfel’. The French were also convinced tomatoes were aphrodisiacs and named them “love apples.”