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Friday July 24, 2009

Fresh Tomato Soup

Filed under: Food — don @ 2:15 pm

Our tomato plants are producing quite prolifically now so I decided it was time to try a homemade tomato soup. Here’s the pictures of my efforts. It tasted excellent when I was done.

TomatoesIn the potBoil it downThe food millIn the food millMake a rouxTomato base before adding to rouxBring to boil for thickeningYum
I didn’t think the soup was quite thick enough so I added a little corn starch dissolved in water to help it out.

Here’s the recipe I used.


  1. That looks good. I love tomato soup. Don’t know if I love it enough to make it from scratch. America’s Test Kitchens made a creamy tomato soup from canned tomatoes & chicken broth, but no cream. They used ground bread crumbs to thicken it before blending. It looked delicious!

    Comment by Donna — Friday July 24, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

  2. It sure does look good; our chef makes it(rather, one of the kitchen women he has trained), and after eating it, there is no way I could ever eat Campbell’s again. I have tried. Homemade is one of my favorites, but I don’t think that I ever made it. Your tomatoes even look so much better than the ones we can buy at the stores, your finished product looks even better than the one in the picture with the recipe!

    Comment by Mom — Saturday July 25, 2009 @ 9:26 am

  3. This was actually quite easy to make. I even messed up a bit. I bought a food mill and then put the bottom in upside down. I didn’t think it was doing a very good job. I also left out the sugar at first. I added some to my second bowl and it just made it a tad sweeter.

    If you have the food mill it’s one of the easier recipes I’ve made of a “from scratch” meal.

    Yes Mom it is so much better than canned. It tastes like fresh tomatoes instead of the inside of a can.

    Comment by Don — Saturday July 25, 2009 @ 9:37 am

  4. I made it again last night. I did a 1 1/2 batch because the recipe doesn’t make that much. This time I used the food mill correctly and added the sugar. Had to do the corn starch again as it’s not as thick as we like it.

    Comment by Don — Monday July 27, 2009 @ 10:41 am

  5. Try the bread crumbs. They dissolve and thicken the soup.

    Comment by Donna — Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 11:30 am

  6. Good idea Donna. Although corn starch doesn’t really add any flavor, just thickness.

    Comment by Don — Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  7. I made some more tonight and it was the best yet. I made a 1 1/2 batch and used 1/2 cup of butter and flour for the roux this time. Perfect!

    Comment by Don — Sunday August 9, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

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