Introduction to Tomato Soup Recipes:
So now that you have gotten into growing your own tomatoes, you need to find ways to use them right? There are so many wonderful recipes that you can use your fresh grown tomatoes in, it is almost overwhelming. So we have decided to put together a page of several delicious recipes for tomato soup for you to try. Feel free to adjust the ingredients as your tastes require.
As with most cooking recipes, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are always countless ways to adjust and vary the ingredients. We invite you to experiment with your freshly grown tomatoes until you find the recipe that suits you best. This page is more about giving you ideas on new ways to make use of your fresh tomatoes, rather than making you an expert soup maker. If you are not a tomato gardener and discovered this page as well, welcome! These tomato soup recipes are free for anyone who would like to try them and you can always substitute canned tomatoes for fresh ones if that is what you have available…enjoy!
Tomato Soup Recipes #1:
The first tomato soup recipe I'd like to share with you I have made many times and it is out of this world. You will need about a half hour to prepare this particular recipe. You will need the following ingredients:
4 cup tomatoes - chopped
2 cup chicken broth
1 onion - sliced
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
This recipe requires the use of two stockpots. In the first pot, combine the tomatoes, chicken broth, onion, and cloves and bring to a boil over medium heat. After about 20 minutes of boiling strain out the solids and pour the soup into a bowl.
In the second stockpot you will start off by melting the butter or margarine, also over medium heat. Once melted slowly stir in the flour and cook until the entire mixture is a medium brown. Using a whisk, stir in a little bit of the tomato base from the bowl until you are sure no lumps are forming, then mix in the remaining mixture together. Use the sugar and salt to season the soup to taste and enjoy!
Tomato Soup Recipes #2:
This next tomato soup recipe is extremely easy to prepare with only 6 different ingredients and it can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes! The ingredients you will need are:
28 oz of crushed tomatoes (about 2 cans worth)
1 can of broth - chicken
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp sugar
18 or so minced basil leaves (fresh out of your own herb garden is available!)
This entire recipe is made in a single large saucepan. Start off with medium high heat and add the broth and the tomatoes. Stir frequently so they do not scorch to the pan, until they come to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cover so that the mixture can simmer for about ten minutes. Remove the cover and add the sugar and basil, then stir until thoroughly mixed. Turn the heat down to low. Next you will want to add the butter and cream and continue stirring until the butter is completely melted and mixed. Serve and enjoy!
Tomato Soup Recipes #3:
This next tomato soup recipe is quite delicious but it requires commitment as it will take you about an hour to have ready soup. I tried this one myself and don't let the ingredient list scare you, it was well worth the effort! The ingredients are:
28 oz tomatoes - crushed (or 2 cans worth)
1/4 cup celery - chopped
1/2 cup carrots - chopped
2 cloves of garlic - minced
1 cup onion - chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups broth - vegetable
1/2 tsp thyme - dried
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 drops of hot sauce
This recipe originally called for it to be made in a dutch oven but I wasn't that ambitious and it turned out great in a regular stock pot. The first thing you need to do is get the oil nice and hot over medium high heat. Then sauté the garlic and onions until they are nice and tender. Next add the carrots and celery and cook them until they are both tender but making sure not to burn them to the bottom of the pot.
Next add in the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, broth, thyme, salt, pepper, and hot sauce and reduce the heat down to low. Cover the pot and let the entire mixture simmer for about 20 minutes but make sure to stir it frequently. Once done ladle out and serve!
Tomato Soup Recipes #4:
This last recipe I found to be extremely simple and yet surprisingly tasty. The ingredients you will need for this one include:
3 lbs tomatoes (here is where your own tomato garden comes in handy!)
8 oz broth - chicken (you can also substitute water if you like)
2 tbsp chopped basil
1/2 cup onions - chopped
1/2 cup celery - chopped
1-2 tbsp flour 1 cup milk
In a stockpot add the chicken broth and tomatoes and stew on low heat for about 30 minutes. Strain the mixture into a large bowl and remove the tomato skins and seeds, then return the mixture to the pot.
At this point add in the onions, celery, and basil, and slowly stir in the flour making sure not to create lumps. Cook the entire mixture over low heat until it has thickened. During the last 10 minutes gently stir in the milk or you can substitute half and half. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a smoother soup you can run this through the blender prior to serving.
Try taking one of these tomato soup recipes and experiment with different ingredients. You never know what gem you might come up with!
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