Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup

I absolutely love tomato soup.

To me, there’s really not much more comforting than a big, creamy bowl of it alongside a perfectly golden and gooey grilled cheese sandwich. I always dip my sandwich in my soup and for about six minutes, all is right in the world (even when this happens).

And you know what I really love? Campbell’s tomato soup. When I was growing up, it was considered a special treat and my mom would usually serve it with a million floating goldfish crackers…and a grilled cheese sandwich. It was the best.

But what about a quick, homemade tomato soup? One that only takes fifteen minutes to make, is chock full of juicy tomatoes and that even rivals our beloved Campbell’s.

Trust me on this. From one former Campbell’s addict to another, I can promise you that after one spoonful of this, you will never go back.

Okay, so ideally it would be summertime and you would use fresh tomatoes for this quick and easy soup. But not everything can always be perfect, so these diced tomatoes make a nice substitute! Just be sure to buy a quality brand—if you can find some imported from Italy, use them!

When I said before that this soup comes together in only fifteen minutes, I wasn’t lying! It uses a little flour to create a silky thickness, and then the grand finale is giving it a quick puree in the blender for ultimate creaminess.

Perfect for cheesy dunking if you ask me!

I got this artisan olive bread from the farmers market on Saturday and knew it would be perfect for the grilled cheese with my soup. Using quality ingredients (good bread and cheese) makes all the difference in the world.

Oh, and you know what else makes all the difference in the world?

If you make your grilled cheese without butter, I don’t want to hear about it. But I will tell you that you are missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. It gives the crust that heavenly golden crunch!

Is it lunchtime yet?

Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup

adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

Print this recipe!

serves 4

for the soup:

2 T butter

1/4th of a yellow onion, finely chopped

2 T flour

2 cups diced tomatoes (or chopped fresh tomatoes in the summer)

2 cups whole milk

3/4 tsp sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

for the sandwiches:

8 slices quality artisan bread

2 T butter

4 oz sharp cheddar cheese

For the soup, heat the butter in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for about five minutes, until soft. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and toss well to combine. Cook for an additional three minutes, stirring often.

Mix the baking soda, salt and sugar in with the diced tomatoes and set aside.

Add the milk and whisk together, then add the tomatoes mixture and bring to a simmer, cooking for about four minutes (the soup will thicken up a little bit while cooking). Carefully pour the soup into a blender and process for ten seconds, until everything is smooth. Return soup to pot and keep on low heat while you make the grilled cheese.

For the sandwiches, heat the butter in a cast iron skillet set on medium heat. Once the butter has melted and is sizzling, add four of the bread slices and top with cheese. Place the other four slices of bread on top and set a heavy pan on top of the sandwiches to press down while they cook. Flip after two minutes and press again with heavy pan.

Serve sandwiches dunked inΒ  soup and enjoy!

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  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 25, 2011 at 5:07 am

    i absolutely adore grilled cheese and tomato soup and love this grown-up version! san marzano tomatoes really are the best ones…i can’t believe i never thought to use them in tomato soup before!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    January 25, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Grilled cheese is my all time favorite comfort food! I know what I’m having for lunch.

  • jen @ taste life
    January 25, 2011 at 5:25 am

    It is just not fair for me to be sitting in a windowless office on a cold winter day looking at pictures of creamy delicious soup and a crunchy, buttery grilled cheese sandwich. Not fair!

  • Christie {Abundant Self Care}
    January 25, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Yum, that is the best comfort food ever!! Especially on snow days (which are coming soon here in VA).

  • kristin
    January 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I cannot express to you my excitement over a tomato soup post!! Eeeeee!!

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    January 25, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Just what I needed on a dreary, foggy, Midwest morning! This will be the perfect pick-me-up come lunchtime! πŸ™‚

  • Julie (Food & Other Things)
    January 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Tomato soup and grilled cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods! The bread you made your grilled cheese with looks amazing…the bread makes all the difference!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    January 25, 2011 at 5:45 am

    oh man, I love grilled cheese! And campbell’s tomato soup. I’ll have to try your homemade version. My husband wont’ touch tomato soup though – he doesn’t know what he’s missing out on!

  • Caitlin
    January 25, 2011 at 5:49 am

    One of my favorites! I think we were the only ones who used milk instead of water with the Campbell’s – makes it that much creamier!

    Also, growing up my school lunch menus called these “toasted cheese.” I have no idea why, but now I am scarred for life. No one knows what toasted cheese is except for the five kids I went to school with.

  • Maria
    January 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Thanks for this recipe! I’ve been on the hunt for a good tomato soup!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    January 25, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I suggest bottling that stuff and selling Campbells’ out of business πŸ˜‰

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 25, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Hmmmmmm I think I’m a Campbell’s tomato soup addict as well . . . but I might be able to trust you on this πŸ™‚

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks
    January 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Mm, this sounds really easy and delicious! And it is definitely soup season.

  • mary (sisters running the kitchen)
    January 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

    yum…I just made an awesome tomato soup and grilled cheese combo last week. By far one of my favorite comfort foods!!! I loveeeee dipping my grilled cheese into the tomato soup!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 25, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I’m not sure why anyone would EVER make a grilled cheese without butter. It defeats the purpose!

    That looks great!

  • brandi@BranAppetit
    January 25, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Campbell’s tomato soup was always my favorite, too. And no matter how hard I try, my grilled cheese sandwiches are NEVER as good as when my mom makes them for me.

  • Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    January 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

    The perfect, classic combination! I love that the soup takes only 15 minutes… 15 minutes is what I can handle. And you’re right — I grew up on grilled cheese with butter, and there is NO other way!

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    January 25, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I don’t have a blender; but this tomato soup looks so so good! I’ve been looking for a good tomato soup recipe that doesn’t require a blender – then I’ll make your sammies!! yumm!

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

      You don’t really need one…you could strain the tomato chunks out at the end instead of pureeing it!

  • Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    January 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Yum….that’s what my husband and I had last night too! Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese + turkey pepperoni sandwiches. Yours looks delicious!

    • kristin
      January 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

      grilled cheese with turkey pepperoni?? yes, please!

      • jenna
        January 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

        I like the way you think!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I’m not a huge tomato soup lover, but that grilled cheese looks fantastic!!

  • Amy
    January 25, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Nothing better than grilled cheese and tomato soup on a chilly winter day! Thanks for this!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    January 25, 2011 at 6:35 am

    oh my heavens! it is snowing like crazy in new york so this might have to be on the menu for dinner.

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I agree with you about the butter! It’s totally necessary for grilled cheese perfection.

  • Alexis @ There She Goes
    January 25, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Creamy tomato soup is the best, especially with grilled cheese dunked in it πŸ™‚

  • Beth
    January 25, 2011 at 6:51 am

    OMG – this looks so good! I might have to recreate it tonight – it would be perfect for this snowy NYC day. I agree, there is nothing better than tomato soup and grilled cheese. Don’t be horrified, but I never had that combination until I was an adult. Don’t know what my mom was thinking! πŸ™‚ Am loving your recipes!

  • Lizzie
    January 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Made with Aussie cheese – even better!! πŸ™‚ That Murray Bridge cheese is pretty good. It’s always in my basket when they have it on special at WF. I am more of a cheese on toast gal, then grilled cheese, but my American hubby is a grilled cheese kid, so I’ve been enjoying both πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

      hah! I totally bought it because it was on special in a basket at Whole Foods yesterday! It’s quite delicious!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    January 25, 2011 at 6:57 am

    HUH. I love tomatoes, but for some reason I’m afraid of tomato soup. I’m thinking I should face my fear and make your soup? Yes…

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

      you totally should..

  • BrightBakes
    January 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

    this is my favorite lunch combo…and I guess campbells and I just never hit it off…it’s homemade or none at all at my house! πŸ™‚ That bread looks just perfect too…I’ve got some homemade sourdough going as I type…can’t wait!
    cathy b.

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

      homemade sourdough bread?! Can I come over? πŸ™‚

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run
    January 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I loved tomato soup when I was little, and my mum bought it all the time. Grilled cheese…. I practically ate it every day! I’ve never really tried a creamy version of tomato soup like yours. it sounds great!

  • Tracey @ I'm not Superhuman
    January 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Perfect for a chilly day like today. I feel very sad about this, but I have never had homemade tomato soup. This is a must try.

  • Angharad
    January 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    SO wonderful. Tomato soup is my favourite when I’m feeling blah/sick/homesick – my Mum used to give us Heinz on those occasions which I’m pretty sure is the British equivalent (in soup terms) to Campbell’s.

    Grilled cheese with soup was new to me – we Brits just have simple bread and butter to dunk. Grilled cheese totally takes it to another level!

  • Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle)
    January 25, 2011 at 7:13 am

    thats one of my favorite combos ever

  • Jess
    January 25, 2011 at 7:21 am

    The most comforting combination ever. I just never tire of tomato bisque and grilled cheese. must make again this weekend:)

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete
    January 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Grilled cheese + tomato soup is the ultimate comfort meal. And you are 100% right about needing real butter on the grilled cheese — the flavor is unbelievable!

  • Jenny
    January 25, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Yum! Love tomato soup and grilled cheese!

    But you know what really takes a grilled cheese to the next level? Jalapenos, and lots of them. My mom always made us grilled cheese and jalapeno sandwiches when I was growing up. I didn’t realize that wasn’t normal until I got to college.

    Yea, I’m a Texas girl πŸ˜‰

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

      um yes. yes yes and yes!

  • Alyssa
    January 25, 2011 at 7:26 am

    That looks heavenly! And I’m 100% sure I can recreate it GF πŸ™‚

    Question: Are San Marzano tomatoes really as good as I hear they are?

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

      They’re good….but what would be even better is juicy, ripe tomatoes in august! πŸ˜‰

  • jess
    January 25, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I love all your recipes!!! I am making this tonight! A great thing to fix after a work day when it is raining. I will report back. I am sure it will be fabulous!

  • Jenn
    January 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

    not only do I read your blog faithfully for the awesome recipes (maybe the pumpkin scones are our fav:), but I love your book recommendations! I stayed up late to finish Water for Elephants last night!! Loved it! Now I’m going to put on my list her other books. Keep on reading!

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

      Thank you! And thanks for reminding me I need to re-read that book before the movie comes out!

  • Lisa
    January 25, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Yk, I never thought that milk would go in a tomato soup – but that’s why I read your blog! Thanks for enlightening me and inspiring me to try this at home. Grilled cheese and tomato soup really is one of the most comforting meals ever!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

    This is really the perfect combination πŸ™‚

  • sarah (sarah learns)
    January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    there really isn’t much that’s better than the classic grilled cheese + tomato soup combination. i’ve never made my own tomato soup, but i have to say that i’m a grilled cheese pro. 1 for 2, i’d say that’s pretty good. i can’t wait to try this!

  • Moni'sMeals
    January 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

    just what I have been craving. Looks like a great soup recipe, I hope to try it!

  • Camille
    January 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Grilled cheese is absolutely one of my favorite foods ever. This recipe is making me swoon πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ OmTown Girl
    January 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I <3 The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. It was a staple in my mom's house growing up, and now it's in my kitchen, too. Love it!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    A good grilled cheese is perfection :).

  • Cynthia
    January 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

    One of my all time favorite comfort meals. Yummy!

  • Jennifer
    January 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Ok .. it looks yummy … until you dunked it in the soup! There will be no dunking of any sandwhich! NO SOUP FOR YOU! lol .. I have a “mixing of foods” issue .. think nothing of it.

  • Kristy
    January 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

    My daughter is a huge Campbell tomato soup fan, hopefully I can convert her with this recipe! Thx for sharing, looks delish!

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    January 25, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Yum. This looks fantastic. One of my favorite lunch combinations.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    January 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

    …and you totally read my mind πŸ˜‰

  • ShortSkirts
    January 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Mmm that looks good, tomato soup and grilled cheese is totally my sick day comfort food.

  • Lauren
    January 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Mmm. My favorite comfort food! P.S. The raw white cheddar from Trader Joe’s between two pieces of roasted garlic artisan bread is excellent for grilled cheese sandwiches πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    January 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Hi Jenna,
    I’m lactose intolertant (I know… It’s painful) and get a tummy ache just from looking at the phrase”whole milk.” Do you think it would taste okay to sub almond, soy or rice milk? In my experience soy milk can give dishes a plastic-y taste. Maybe the acidity of the tomatoes would overpower…?

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Oh gosh…..honestly, soy would probably not be good here. You’re right about the “plastic” taste and since this is a creamy soup, that would probably ruin it. You could TRY and do an experiment but I can’t promise the outcome since I’ve never done that. This, unfortunately, might have to be one you sit out. πŸ™

      • Heather
        January 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        No brainer, use coconut milk! πŸ™‚

    • nicole
      January 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      lactaid milk?

  • Marie @ PeoniesnCupcakes
    January 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

    So simple & yet so decadent! Love this combo! It just warms me up thinking about it πŸ™‚

  • Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day
    January 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I agree, creamy tomato soup is probably one of my all time favorite comfort foods.

    What lovely bread!

  • Meghan
    January 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Tuna sandwiches (with tomato and avocado) dipped in tomato soup is my favorite easy winter meal. That soup looks great, especially since it is creamy! I’ll have to make it!

  • Laura
    January 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I will definately have to give this one a try! I made your black eye pea stew for dinner last night and it was SO GOOD. My husband and I “mmm mmm” ed our way through dinner. Without a doubt it will be in regular rotation (as are your recipes for lentil loaf, turkey chili, and old fashioned sugar cookies! What can I say? I’m an ELR groupie!) Off to have a bowl of leftover stew for lunch! πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

      I’m glad y’all liked the black bean stew! I have some leftover in my freezer I’m about to thaw out for next week!

  • Lisa
    January 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

    That’s pretty much the best meal ever. It’s a staple in the winter time for us. When we get home from a long day at work, it’s dark out and since we live in Portland it’s RAINING all the time….soup and grilled cheese is always good!

  • Suzanne @ continuingmyeducation
    January 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Love tomato soup!! There is a place in my hometown that makes the best tomato soup….but i have never been able to recreate it. It is creamy, but also has a delightful kick to it….now I need to go visit my parents!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • ashley
    January 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Oh my heavens! Nothing warms my heart more than a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup!

  • ashley @ one hot mess
    January 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Oh my heavens! Nothing warms my heart more than a grilled cheese sandwich. And I love this soup recipe! Perfect combo for this very rainy day.

  • Cyndie
    January 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    your blog has been posting so many awesome things lately…like I would eat everything you post, which is so rare! I think it has to do with the fact that a lot of it is a “comfort” food or a “guy” food…and I’m a huge fan of those foods. I made your mac n cheese last week for my boyfriend and brothers and we loved it. we were fighting over leftovers πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

      thank you!!

  • dani
    January 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    This looks amazing! I just made tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner last night…may have to repeat tonight.

  • Emily (Savory and Savage)
    January 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    OMG! That soup looks amazing – I have been having a craving for the comfort of Campbell’s tomato soup – but I hate all that sodium. Your homemade version will hit the spot – I can’t wait to try it out.

  • Tiffany
    January 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Love this post! I’m a HUGE fan of Old Fashioned Tomato Rice soup (Campbell’s, of course!) but I will definitely try this and mix some of my own rice in! πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

      wow, I didn’t even think to add rice! I have some leftover and am about to heat it up for lunch so I think I will do that, too!

  • britt
    January 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

    that looks seriously delicious! comfort food at its best πŸ™‚

  • Leah @ Why Deprive?
    January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

    My dad used to make tomato soup for me when I was little, he put cheese in it, and it was pretty much the best thing ever. It had to be Campells though. My mom bought the cheap stuff once and I can still remember the lecture he gave her. “Buy the good stuff, we can afford to spend the extra twenty cents.” lol
    I would LOVE to make my own from scratch though, who knew it could be so simple?

  • Lu @ Done Dieting
    January 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’m not a huge fan of tomato soup. But I could convert. As long as there was a grilled cheese like that one next to it.

  • Kelly
    January 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Whoa, this looks HEAVENLY!

  • Katy @ A Healthy Shot
    January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

    mmmmmm I just had lunch, but my stomach is now grumbling again. Tomato soup & grilled cheese is my all-time favorite lunch πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    January 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I love tomato soup and yours look amazing! So does that bread, nothing better than a good hunk of bread πŸ™‚

  • Michelle @ a whole lot of life
    January 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Seriously one of my all-time favorite meals. I love it!! I think I might have to try this recipe this weekend. There’s nothing better during a dreary Sunday afternoon πŸ™‚

  • Marisa
    January 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I made this soup for lunch! Delicious. I’m home sick today and this soup hit the spot. Thank you.

    • jenna
      January 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! Hopefully it made you feel better!

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    January 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I am a huge tomato soup and grilled cheese fan! It’s the perfect treat on a cold day. Or any day really πŸ™‚

  • kate
    January 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I like to call jazzed up grilled cheese grown up grilled cheese. And I must admit, I love them.

  • Danielle @ InDeesKitchen
    January 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    My mom makes this soup too and i SWEAR, it is the BEST. Whenever i go home, I’ll easily have it three days in a row. Anyway, I’m having some for lunch today too πŸ™‚

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    there is NOTHING better than a perfect grilled cheese. (except maybe smores brownies or something like that!)

    but your soup ‘n sammie combo looks perfect! and reminds me of wintertime childhood memories. but mine were of the campbell’s variety and the sammies of the velveeta type.


  • Brooke (Baking with Basil)
    January 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Totally agree that grilled cheese should never be made without butter – it makes the sammie soo yummy!!

  • Paige
    January 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I adore the photographs in this post!

  • Raya
    January 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    This is one of my perfect comfort foods!!!! Looks amazing, Can’t wait to try!! P.S. do you have a picture spot where you take most of your photos?

  • Aundra
    January 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Dude…I totally made the same thing yesterday!

  • Nikole
    January 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    That soup looks amazing! I am going to make some this weekend. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich but it has to have a little horseradish on it…just like grandma used to make.

  • Kim
    January 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    LOVE this combo! The boyfriend and I eat grilled cheese and tomato soup every Sunday night since our church is an evening service and we want something quick afterward. It’s my favorite meal combo ever.

    I’m addicted to Bread Alone sourdough, which looks just like the loaf you used and comes from a bakery upstate. It’s the best grilled cheese bread I’ve ever found.

    My next step is to make the soup myself! Right now I use Imagine’s creamy tomato soup in a box because it’s organic and delicious. But this looks even better!!

  • Amy
    January 25, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    That’s funny. I just posted about creamy tomato soup too. Although mine was minus the cream. :o)

  • Delphine at Antiquarian Cooks
    January 26, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Wow, you knew what I wanted before I did. I can’t wait to make this.

  • Katie
    January 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    From a fellow Campbell’s devotee, this looks worth trying! I love my tomato soup with a liberal sprinkling of crunchy Cheetos, and have tried “real” tomato soup recipes to no avail. I think I’ll give this one a shot though!

    • jenna
      January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      cheetos on tomato soup??!?!? amazing.

  • Erin
    January 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    It sounds crazy but you should try using Mayo on your bread instead of butter (it sounds sort of off, I know) – for some reason you get an even better result in terms of crispy sandwich. Not sure where I read the tip but I’ve never looked back.

    • evan
      January 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      AGREED!! glad someone else is in the mayo camp as well πŸ™‚ it also adds a really yummy, salty, fatty flavor to the cheese. i love me some salt and fat!

  • Larkin
    January 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Jenna, this soup was delicious. I used an immersion blender and the color it produced was just beautiful. The perfect meal for a blizzarding night in D.C.!

    • jenna
      January 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      yay! it really is perfect for a cold, snowy night (not that we have snow here but I could imagine!).

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    January 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Yummy! I had the same craving the other day for grilled cheese and tomato soup!

  • Katie
    January 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Hi Jenna! This recipe is brilliant! It was a big hit at our house. I added a little fresh basil and garlic powder. Tastes great!

  • Aimee
    March 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I bought a loaf of homemade sundried tomato and basil bread today from my favorite little breakfast restaurant/bakery. The waitress mentioned that it was great bread for making grilled cheese and suddenly this post popped into my head. It was my first attempt at tomato soup and it was delicious. My husband’s reaction was unbelievable. I honestly think that he loves me even more after tonight’s dinner! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes and beautiful photos.

  • Marian Schembari
    March 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Holy. Crapola. The soup was UNBELIEVABLE. And so easy! Thanks so much for posting, I now have a new favorite πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth
    May 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Would it be a sin to try this recipe with skim milk instead of whole??

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  • Joy
    February 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I’d love to make this soup with some of the cans of tomatoes I currently have sitting on the shelf. When using canned, should I drain the tomatoes? Also, what size tomato chunks is best if using canned? Sorry if these questions seem no-brainer to you, but I really like to do things right the first time! πŸ™‚

  • Annie
    March 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I live in Russia, my local store doesn’t have much fresh produce at the moment (haha more like for the last 6 months- long winter!) and finding canned tomatoes will be tough. I did however, see a big jar of cherry tomatoes today…would those totally change the taste??

  • Sophie
    March 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Love your stuff! When I made this my soap ended up frothy/ foamy. Looked like I had put soap. This happened after the baking soda. It tastes great but looks more like a science experiment. Could my baking soda be bad?

    • jenna
      March 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      It definitely could be! I have never had a reaction like that so I can’t say for certain but I do know that baking soda can definitely go bad…I’m sorry about that!

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