How to Make Homemade Tomato Soup With the Fewest Ingredients

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Tomato soup, served hot or cold, is typically smooth in texture and rich in flavor. A bowl of homemade tomato soup will warm you up on a cold winter night or cool you off on a hot summer day. There are several types of tomato soup recipes, ranging from the simple to complex. If you want to make homemade tomato soup with the fewest ingredients possible, start with a basic soup recipe. All you need is four ingredients and an hour of prep time to make a six-serving batch of tomato soup.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 lbs. fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Stockpot
  • Strainer
  • Large bowl
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • Combine 3 lbs. fresh tomatoes and 1 cup chicken broth in a stockpot over medium heat. Boil for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Pour the tomato and broth mixture through a strainer and into a large bowl to remove the skins and seeds. Press chunks of tomato meat through the strainer if they are not completely broken down.

  • Pour the tomato and broth mixture back into the stockpot. Add 2 tbsp. fresh basil and 1 tbsp. onion powder and continue boiling for an additional 15 minutes. Stir frequently.

  • Allow the tomato soup to cool for five minutes before serving.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper with the basil and onion powder to give your tomato soup a bit of spice.

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References

  • "The Best Soups in the World"; Clifford A. Wright; 2009
  • "500 Soups: The Only Soup Compendium You'll Ever Need"; Susannah Blake; 2007
  • "The Ultimate Soup Cookbook"; Editors of Reader's Digest; 2007
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