Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup can be made with fresh tomatoes from your garden or thawed frozen tomatoes in your freezer from last years garden.
What are you going to do with all those tomatoes in your garden? I have an idea…let’s make a rich ,creamy hearty, homemade tomato soup with lots of flavor. When I made the Italian Bread Bowls I told you I’d show you a recipe you could use them with. This delicious homemade tomato soup recipe is the perfect way to do that.
The first time I made this soup was last fall when the weather was turning brisk. I made it with tomatoes that I had frozen from the garden in the Summer. When my son tasted it, he said it was a tomato soup that you would get in a five star restaurant.I made it again today with fresh tomatoes, it was lovely and full of flavor. Let’s gather the ingredients and make this homemade tomato soup together.
Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup Ingredients:
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen tomatoes
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/8 Teaspoon dried Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Teaspoons dried Oregano
- 2 Teaspoons dried Basil
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 4 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
How To Prepare Fresh Tomatoes From Your Garden For The Soup
I took my fresh tomatoes and blanched them for about 30 seconds in boiling water and then put them in cold water to cool. The tomato skins peel right off of the tomatoes. You can do this to a peach as well to remove the skin. I cut all the blemishes off of the tomatoes and cut them into quarters. Using my fingers, I got into the chambers of the tomatoes and removed the seeds. They push right out.
All I have now is the meat of the tomato. At this point you can continue to make soup, or freeze the tomatoes for later use. To freeze tomatoes, just put them in a freezer bag, label them and into the freezer they go to use in the winter for soups, stews or sauce. I froze all my tomatoes last year using this method. But we are making soup so…
How To Make A Roux For Our Homemade Tomato Soup.
Now we’re going to make a roux. Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. I always let the flour and butter boil a minute after it’s whisked together, it takes the flour taste out of it. Next, add the milk, and cook and whisk until it comes up to a boil. Add the tomatoes. Heat the soup back up to hot and tweak it to your liking.
If the soup is too thick , add some milk, if you want more herbs or spices, add them. If your tomatoes don’t have the tomato flavor you hoped for, add a little tomato paste to the soup.
This soup is delicious with or without a bread bowl. If you’re using frozen tomatoes, this recipe comes together from start to finish in about 20 minutes. If you prepare your fresh tomatoes ahead of time and make the soup, you’re still only looking at 20 minutes. Heirloom Tomato Soup is a delicious, creamy, rich , flavorful soup that you will love. Enjoy!
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Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen tomatoes
- 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 Teaspoon cayene pepper
- 2 Teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 Teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 11/4 cups whole milk
- 4 chicken bouillon cubes
- Preparing the tomatoes:Blanch your fresh tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds. Place the warm tomatoes in cold water to cool. Peel the skins off the tomatoes and cut any blemishes off. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds.Put the tomatoes and all the spices and herbs, including the bouillon cubes into the bowl of a food processor and give it a whirl until mixture is smooth.
Making the roux: Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. I always let it boil a minute, it takes the flour taste out of it.
Next add the milk to the pot. Cook and whisk until it comes up to a boil, add in the tomatoes. Heat the soup back up after the tomatoes are added and tweak the soup to your liking. if it's to thick , add some milk, if you want more herbs or spices, add them. If your tomatoes don't have the tomato flavor you hoped for, add a little tomato paste to the soup.
If you are using frozen tomatoes....thaw the tomatoes completely and continue with the recipe.
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That actually looks AMAZING and so pretty…
Mmm, this sounds heavenly!! I never knew you could freeze tomatoes for later, I’m absolutely going to try that this summer. Pinning this one! Oh, and I made your Blueberry Fool last night… Oh MAN was it delicious 🙂
I want a bowl of that now! Looks amazing! Your photons are Beautiful!
When I’m in a hurry I freeze tomatoes whole.work same,, just blance the thaw a little bit till they can break apart to remove seeds.easy peesy
When in a hurry I freeze tomatoes.
Blanceand let the a little till u can pull them apart to remove seeds.
Works great! Easy,peesy
Eva, thank you! I’ll have to start freezing them that way!
Hi from Australia, I read your ingredients list and did not notice the stock listed, you mentioned cubes in the recipe, but how many and as I’m a vegan is it ok to just add vego stock? I love all your recipes and look forward to reading the new ones, more vego would be great but I try and adjust. Thanks, P.S.Its been really hot weather here
Hi Sprouts! I used chicken bouillon cubes, 4 of them. Sure you could add vego stock! I would wait till the soup is done, and add it then. Taste to see if you need more.
This recipe brought back memories of a winery in Napa that made a delish #tomato #Soup. #Heirlooms are so flavorful, I’ll be this is amazing. I’m going to try the bread bowl for this and for a Spinach Dip I make! Thanks Mary!!
KC I’m so happy it brought back a wonderful memory for you! And those bread bowls will be perfect with the spinach dip!
WOWSA! This is a beauty, Bunny. And sounds so incredibly delish! Congrats on your home run with this one!!
Sounds wonderful! Especially in the bread bowl!
This looks and sounds amazing!
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