Tomato Soup

How to Transform Tomato Sauce into a Creamy Soup Worth Serving

Pasta, stews, soups, and even pizza may all benefit from using tomato sauce as a basis. While tasty on its own, tomato sauce is much better when transformed into a rich soup. When you’re feeling under the weather or just in need for something warm and nourishing, a bowl of creamy tomato soup is the way to go.

In this post, we’ll show you how to make a silky, rich, and fulfilling tomato soup out of sauce, showcasing the numerous approaches and procedures that will get you there.


To begin, gather the following ingredients:

  1. Tomato sauce (homemade or store-bought) – approximately 2 cups
  2. Onion – 1 medium-sized, finely chopped
  3. Garlic – 2-3 cloves, minced
  4. Olive oil or butter – 2 tablespoons
  5. Chicken or vegetable broth – 2 cups
  6. Heavy cream or half-and-half – 1 cup
  7. Fresh basil leaves – a handful, chopped
  8. Salt and pepper – to taste
  9. Optional: grated Parmesan cheese or shredded mozzarella for garnish

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Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Sauté the aromatics: Olive oil or butter should be heated over medium heat in a big saucepan or Dutch oven. After approximately 3-4 minutes of cooking time, add the finely chopped onion and cook until it gets translucent. Carefully simmer for another 30 seconds after adding the minced garlic, stirring constantly.
  2. Incorporate the tomato sauce: Add the tomato sauce to the saucepan with the sautéed onions and garlic, and stir to combine. Simmering it for that amount of time will concentrate the flavors.
  3. Add the broth: Chicken or veggie broth may be added to the saucepan. Pick a broth that works well with the other ingredients. Raise the temperature until the liquid begins to gently boil. Then, boil it for about 10 minutes at a low heat to let the flavors combine.
  4. Blend the soup: The next step is really necessary for making the mixture creamy. The soup may be made smooth and creamy by blending it with an immersion blender or by transferring the ingredients to a blender (in batches). Take care while mixing hot liquids and leave enough room for expansion in the blender to avoid splashing.
  5. Incorporate the cream: Slowly add the cream, stirring constantly to incorporate it with the pureed tomatoes. The soup’s richness and acidity will be balanced by the creaminess. Keep the soup at a simmer for 5 more minutes, checking it regularly.
  6. Seasoning: Add salt, pepper, and finely chopped fresh basil to taste to the soup. You may season the soup to your liking by tasting it as you go.
  7. Serve and garnish: Distribute the luscious tomato soup in bowls. Add some flair by topping it with fresh basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Optional Variations

  1. Roasted Tomato Soup: When substituting roasted tomatoes for tomato sauce, you’ll notice a richer, smokier taste. Caramelizing fresh tomatoes in the oven is easy; just combine them with sautéed onions and garlic and then add some broth.
  2. Vegan-friendly: Make a dairy-free version of the creamy tomato soup by replacing the heavy cream with coconut milk or cashew cream.
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