Rustic Tomato Soup

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"A very flavorful rustic tomato soup recipe. The mix of roasted and fresh, along with the canned base gives this soup a nice flavor. No cream needed, just a very nice rich tomato taste. Serve with a toasted baguette with melted cheese or a grilled cheese sandwich, and enjoy."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (378.4 g)
  • Calories 150.3
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.8 mg
  • Sodium - 167.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 17.1 g
  • Protein - 3.4 g
  • Calcium - 100.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 44 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Roasted Tomatoes ... These are done in a 425 degree oven on the middle shelf. In a bowl, add the 4 cups of plum tomatoes (cut in half and lightly seeded), 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, pepper and toss well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and add the tomatoes. Bake until the tomatoes begin to char lightly and get soft. You are going to puree them, so a nice char is good - but you don't want them burnt and dried. They should take about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Then puree in a blender. Make sure to include all the juices.

Step 2

Base ... In a large stock pot, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and bring to medium high heat. Then add the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until tender. It should take 2-3 minutes. Then add in the white wine and cook another minute until the wine starts to reduce, 4-5 ,minutes. Add in the broth, dried oregano and dried basil and stir well; followed by all the tomatoes and a pinch of sugar - just a pinch - it counteracts the acidity of the tomatoes, but go easy. Add in the V8 juice start with 1/2 can, you can always add more; and then check for the addition of salt and pepper. Let it simmer 30 minutes on a simmer, uncovered. After 30 minutes, add in the fresh basil and parsley.

Step 3

Garnish and Serve ... Baguettes, thin sliced and toasted with an garlic olive oil; or you can also top the baguettes with melted cheese of your choice. ENJOY!


No special items needed.

10 Reviews


Soup really does warm the soul. I made a grilled cheese to have with it and was in heaven! This soup has a wonderful full flavor of tomatoes with lovely herbs and red pepper flakes to enhance the flavor. It's the perfect tummy warmer during all this cold crazy weather in New Hampshire. Thank you for sharing another of your wonderful recipes Kim! Linda


(30 Jan 2015)


I loved the little tinge of spiciness from the V-8 and red pepper flakes. Such a nice tasting soup full of richness from the broth, spices and tomatoes. I enjoyed it with a grilled cheese sandwich and ate the extras for lunches for a few days. So satisfying and delicious! A winter time must for me now.


review by:
(26 Feb 2014)


We love this soup!


review by:
(8 Jan 2014)


My wife made this for us and added some cream and it was nice and creamy and so delicious with our grilled cheese sanwiches!


review by:
(16 Dec 2013)


Great soup . . We really enjoyed it! Only thing I did differently was sprinkle some brown sugar on the tomatoes as they roasted. We like the soup on the thick side so stirred a tablespoon of flour on the onions before adding the broth. Also cut the wine back to 1/2 cup and added a 1/2 cup of cream just before serving. Thanks for posting Kim!


review by:
(10 Dec 2013)


Now one of my new favorite soups! We love the deep rich flavors this soup provides and it is so good! I have made it twice in the past 2 weeks. Great with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch!


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(5 Oct 2013)

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