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Cream of Tomato Soup

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I have been on the hunt for some yummy tomato soup recipes like this Cream of Tomato Soup for a while.  I’ve been looking for three basic homemade tomato soup recipes.  I want one using fresh tomatoes for the Summer when I grow them in my garden. I want another one that is quick and easy. The final one is one that is that yummy tomato basil type that I enjoy at many restaurants.

So up until this point, I have not been able to find one that was good enough to replace a good old can of Campbell’s soup. Then I came across a version at Smith Bites, who got the original from the Food Network.  I researched it on Food Network. Then I found that it came from Joanne Lamb Hayes on Cooking Live, if that is anything you follow.  It’s not a show that I am familiar with.

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While I was looking around at the Food Network’s site, I came across a grilled cheese sandwich recipe. It was perfect to pair with this soup. That recipe will come in tomorrows post.

Now as far as the soup goes, I decided to use 1 cup of cream and two cups of skim milk.  

Now, I think it would have been just fine, maybe even better with milk only.  I also was hoping for a little more of a tomato flavor than what this produced.  I think this could be achieve by reducing the milk to 2 cups next time.  So, I recommended starting with 2 cups and then adjust according to your tastes.  I also used the tomato juice for this soup. You could get more flavor by using the V-8, so next time I am trying the V-8.

Even with these few issues the soup was still really good.   My oldest son never eats the tomato soup from a can with us, but he enjoyed this one. Both my husband and him also tried the last of their soup with a little Italian seasoning added. They really liked it with that addition too.

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Cream of Tomato Soup

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  • cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups tomato juice or V-8
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • saltine crackers or oyster crackers I prefer the oyster crackers because they stay crisp longer


  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Then whisk in the flour until smooth.
  • Add the tomato juice or V-8 and stir until it thickens.
  • Next whisk in the soda  followed by 2 cups of milk, sugar and salt. Cook until heated though. Taste the soup at this point and if you like it creamier, add the additional cup of milk.  Divide into 4 bowls and serve with crackers.
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