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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Quick Homemade Tomato Soup

brown soup on white and blue ceramic bowl

Do you love tomato soup? Would you like a recipe that can be made from start to finish in about 10 minutes? 

I used a few short cuts in this absolutely delicious recipe, but they didn't reduce the taste of the soup or the nutrients!

I use cherry or regular tomatoes, cloves of garlic, sliced carrot, chunky salsa and one "surprise" ingredient! 

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I originally saw this "surprise" ingredient used in a soup recipe a long time ago, but I never actually tried it until I made this recipe. It seems like a strange ingredient, I was really happy with the results.

The surprise ingredient is "marinara sauce".  Have you ever used spaghetti sauce in soup? 

 soup in white ceramic bowl

Since I was only making the soup for myself and wanted something quick- I decided to give it a try thinking, "how bad can it be"?

The simple blend of ingredients produced a soothing comforting soup that I really liked. I'm sure I will make this soup again and again this fall and winter. 

The best part is that all of the raw vegetables go into the blender. Once they are completely blended, I pour them into a saucepan, add the marinara sauce and cook the soup on high for only 5 minutes!!

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When I tasted the soup, I was thrilled! It was absolutely delicious. I thought for sure I would need to add additional seasoning or vegetable broth before eating it, but NO.. it was perfect !

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Author of the Blog: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5-8 minutes
Cook Time: 5-6 minutes 
Serves:  2 bowls

4 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (halved)
4 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 medium organic carrot sliced
1 cup of chunky salsa 
1 cup of water
1 cup of marinara sauce (I used Whole Foods 365 Organic)
Garnish: fresh basil 

Add tomatoes, pressed garlic, carrot, salsa and water into the blender. Blend until smooth. Add mixture to a 3 qt saucepan. Heat on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce and heat for an additional minute or two until soup is hot. Serve garnished with basil. 

My Notes: 

1. I left the skin on the tomatoes. If you prefer, you can remove the skin and de-seed the tomatoes before putting them in the blender. 
I found a Youtube Video here that teaches how to easily peel and de-seed the tomato!

2. This is a great soup if you just want to make a small quantity for one or two people.

3.   It's perfect if you need something  delicious to warm you up quickly.

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I continue to pray for Israel and for peace in all of the world. 

 Beautifully sung prayer (another version) " Our Father In Heaven"


  1. Marvelous recipe for an all-time favorite soup. Two Yums UP!

  2. Your soup sounds delicious, I have saved your recie! Thanks, too, for your support for Israel, my family lives there! Hugs, Valerie

  3. That's wonderful! I love soup season.

  4. The secret ingredient makes sense, because it's already seasoned in the jar.

  5. My husband LOVES tomato soup. I will try this for him sometime this winter. Prayers for Israel!!

  6. Judee I love homemade tomato soup. Many years ago my nieces, whose father was born and reared in France, taught me to make it by first doing a bechamel, then adding canned tomatoes (usually stewed). So simple and delicious. But a few years ago I found a real French recipe (and verified that fact with my sister, whose husband it is who is the Frenchman), and in my opinion it is the only one you need. It takes one can of whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes (often store-bought tomatoes haven't much taste), one-half stick of real butter, and a medium yellow onion, cut into chunks. Put that all into a saucepan and splash in a few cups of chicken stock (or you can use water). Bring to a boil, simmer for 45 minutes, then blend the whole thing and voilà, you have the BEST homemade tomato soup ever. It's off the charts good. xoxo

  7. I adore tomato soup -- and this recipe looks like such a winner. SO easy! Soup is one of the bedt things about winter and an easy soup is even better. Consider this one saved!

  8. It sounds delicious......we are starting soup season......Abrazotes, Marcela

  9. Wow Judee, what an inventive recipe, wow! And so easy, and there is nothing better than tomato soup! I love your cute bowl too!

  10. Salsa! That is genius! I made tomato soup this week. I was craving it like crazy. I’m trying your recipe next. I love this addition.

  11. We used to have tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Gosh.. we haven't had it in such a long time and now you've made me want to have it again.

  12. Thanks for your tomato soup recipe. I will save it for later as the weather here is too hot for soup, 40C but it is a favourite and a bit different to the one I have made before so looking forward to trying it as I have just found out that Gluten free is going to be my new way of eating.

  13. Mmmm.... this looks beautiful and sounds delicious! So easy, too -- thanks for the recipe!

  14. I think the triple layers of tomato would add a real depth of flavor. Plus it is beautiful!

  15. Thank you for the recipe it sounds delicious and love that mug too, something I'll definitely make with my own home grown tomatoes next year.

  16. Wow, ten minutes! I have to confess that tomato soup is one of the very rare things that I don't usually eat, but yours really does sound great.

  17. You didn’t fib whatsoever. Quick doesn’t begin to say it. And delicious for real. Right in time for the true cold here. We had it on Shabbat for a first course as a family, and I personally am having it each day in a warming delightful portion in a small mug. Thank you, Judee. It will be a keeper, piping hot now and a cold easy-peasy bisque in summer.

  18. What a great idea to use marinara sauce in a soup! I love how you're always willing to try new things. I also love your tomato soup mug. So cute! 🍅

  19. I'm not really a tomato fan but if i do make a tomato dish I like to roast them first for extra flavour!

  20. Yes, I love tomato soup, and with crackers or bread and butter, even better. I just had tomato soup yesterday, but it wasn't homemade. Yours looks very good. Soups and stews are perfect for these cold days coming up.


  21. It's definitely soup season!
    Many thanks for sharing this recipe.

    All the best Jan


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