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Quick and Easy – Homemade Tomato Soup – there is nothing like fresh hot soup to have for a quick dinner.

My Mama made this for us when we were children. Quick and easy to make. It was also inexpensive. Great with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Tomato Soup

Quick and Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

Thanks to Aflutterby for sharing this tomato soup recipe.

Quick and Easy - Homemade Tomato Soup

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  • Recipe Type: Reader's Recipes, Soup Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Quick and Easy - Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade tomato soup is so much better than tomato in a can. You can make this one in just moments.


  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (helps prevent curdling)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, half and half or evaporated milk
  • Salt and pepper to your preference


1. In a large saucepan add the 3 cups of milk and butter. Heat until hot, be careful not to scorch the liquid!

2. Once the liquid is hot, add the baking soda, stir quickly as it will foam.

3. Add the tomatoes and reheat until hot.

4. Salt and pepper to taste.

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  • KK

    This is a great recipe, however, I added a large tablespoon of tomato paste to thicken the soup and instead of using a can of diced tomatoes, I used a can of crushed tomatoes. Delicious with grilled cheese sandwiches!

    • Stephanie Manley

      There is something about how tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches when eaten together. It simply tastes so good.

  • Rachael

    It’s pretty good but I’m thinking there’s too much milk in it? Mine came out more of a little pinkish-orange rather than that nice deep orange in the picture. But it was a cheap and fairly easy recipe.

  • wendy

    Added some basil and grated Parmesan cheese and some chopped onion – – – an entire meal in a bowl!

  • sweetpea

    Just like my mom made–including the grilled cheese sandwich! Friday lunch back in “the old days”. My kids & grandkids love it as much as I did.