Tomato Soup

A delicious and easy tomato soup that is perfect for serving along grilled cheese sandwich or with biscuits bathed in garlic butter.

Tomato soup with oven roasted tomatoes.

I was reluctant to call this homemade tomato soup because it does call for canned diced tomatoes and I know some people say anything with any canned ingredient isn’t homemade.

The special thing about this recipe is you oven roast the tomatoes. Yup, you throw canned tomatoes in the oven to roast them. I know it sounds odd but the extra layer of flavor it adds is quite tasty. I do plan on trying this when fresh tomatoes are plentiful and cheap because I really think that would be over the top delicious.

I think this would be excellent served with my Supreme Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for a fairly quick weekend supper.

Tomato Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 2 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • To taste Kosher salt
  • To taste black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Drain the diced tomatoes, reserving the juice, and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tomatoes are caramelized.
  2. In a sauce pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and butter. Cook the onions and garlic until tender and translucent. Add in the chicken broth, roasted tomatoes, reserved juice, and bay leaf. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the basil and remove the bay leaf. Puree until smooth using an immersion blender or let cool slightly and puree in batches using a traditional blender leaving off the little cap in the middle so the steam can escape.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Michael Chiarello




  1. I adore tomato soup and this is a gorgeous rendition.


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