You won’t believe how easy this is to make!

5 simple everyday ingredients – tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and basil are the foundation of this classic tomato soup recipe. 

Serve with warm fresh bread.

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Makes

4 – 6 servings

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

30 minutes

Good For:

dinner or lunch

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 x 400g tin of quality plum tomatoes – San Marzano if you can find them
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar adjusted to taste
  • Ground black pepper and salt to taste

How to make Classic Tomato Soup

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Peel and roughly slice the carrot, onion and the garlic

Step 2

Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat

Add in the carrot, onion, garlic and cook with the lid on for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened – do not brown

Step 3

Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes with their juice and the tomato paste to the pan

Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on

Step 4

Remove the pan from the heat

Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper, then stir through the basil leaves

Allow to cool to room temperature then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth

Step 4

Allow to cool to room temperature then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth

Step 6

Transfer back to the pan and re-heat

Add the sugar, taste and adjust. This will vary depending on the acidity of the tomatoes

Add salt and pepper to taste

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Classic Tomato Soup

5 simple everyday ingredients - tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and basil are the foundation of this classic tomato soup recipe. You won't believe how easy this is to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 400g can of quality plum tomatoes - San Marzano if you can find them
  • 1 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar adjusted to taste
  • Ground black pepper and salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel and roughly slice the carrot, onion and the garlic.
  • Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat.
  • Add in the carrot, onion, garlic and cook with lid on for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened – do not brown
  • Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes with their juice and the tomato paste to the pan
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on
  • Remove the pan from the heat
  • Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper, then stir through the basil leaves
  • Allow to cool to room temperature then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth
  • Transfer back to the pan and re-heat
  • Add the sugar, taste and adjust. This will vary depending on the acidity of the tomatoes
  • Add salt and pepper seasoning to taste

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 450mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 10610IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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