Roasted Tomato Soup

This homemade Roasted Tomato Soup recipe is delicious and creamy. Such rich flavor with a creamy texture. Perfectly paired with a grilled cheese sandwich!

A close up of a bowl of soup, with Tomato soup

I’ve always been one to reach for the prepared can of store bought Tomato Soup. Why not, it tastes good. Yet one day I didn’t have any can on hand, yet I did have a lot of tomatoes to use up.

So, I decided it was time to try and make my own Roasted Tomato Soup, because that is the perfect pair to a grilled cheese sandwich.

Almost like you need these two to be together. Really, they are the ultimate comfort food.

The result? Wow. The difference between homemade tomato soup and canned tomato soup was incredible.

This easy roasted tomato soup gives such rich flavor with a creamy texture!

For full disclosure, I’m not saying that I’ll never go back to canned tomato soup from the grocery store again. I know I will for convenience sake, it’s just the world we live in.

Yet, I wouldn’t hesitate to make this perfect soup recipe again, made from fresh garden tomatoes. That incredible taste of this homemade creamy tomato soup recipe will stay with me, always.

Homemade fresh tomato soup with simple ingredients gives the best flavor ever. Way better than the canned stuff.

Roasted Tomato Soup

Ingredients Required

Here are the key ingredients to make this easy tomato soup recipe. The detailed instructions are below with the printable recipe card.

  • Fresh Tomatoes – you’ll want whole tomatoes. It’s not the same using canned tomatoes at all.
  • Onion and Garlic Cloves – for flavor. Fresh garlic gives the best results.
  • Olive Oil – for cooking.
  • Chicken Stock – the liquid base. In a pinch you can use vegetable stock too.
  • Heavy Cream – adds to the creaminess of the base.
  • Granulated Sugar – little sugar for some sweetness.
  • Salt & Black Pepper – for seasoning and taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese – optional yet recommended topping.

How to Make this Homemade Soup

Preheat oven to 450º. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut ripe tomatoes and the onion and place them on the prepared pan.

Wrap sliced cloves garlic in foil and add to the pan.

Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and onion; add generous amounts of salt & pepper. Mix with hands to coat vegetables.

Roast for 45-50 minutes until beginning to brown.

Add the tomato mixture to a large saucepan or heavy soup pot, and add in chicken broth and sugar.

Squeeze garlic pulp without the skins, into the pot. Heat on medium heat until hot.

After heated and the chicken stock and tomatoes have begun to merge flavors, ladle 1/3 – 1/2 of the roasted tomatoes into a blender or food processor.

Blend thoroughly and at high speed to make sure the seeds and skins are completely broken down.

Pour this first mixture into a bowl and repeat the process with the rest of the tomato mixture from the large pot.

Return all blended mixture to the pan and reheat. Add the cream and mix. Taste the finished soup and adjust seasonings, add more salt and pepper if needed.

This delicious tomato soup is so creamy and you can really taste the REAL tomatoes! This simple recipe makes me feel all domesticated and such. *Wink*

Roasted Tomato Soup

Soup Recipe Tips:

  • I like to use large ripe tomatoes, yet you can also use roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.
  • You can also use an immersion blender instead of transferring to a regular blender.
  • Add fresh basil to make this a Tomato Basil Soup. You can also season tomato soup by adding red pepper flakes, garlic powder or some italian seasoning.
  • If you’d rather not use heavy cream, you can use sour cream or coconut milk.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this healthy roasted tomato soup with croutons, or like my kids prefer: Top with mini grilled cheese croutons!

You simply make grilled cheese sandwiches or melt cheddar on toast in the oven, cut into squares and throw in the soup.

You can also serve a bowl of tomato soup with crusty bread or a sandwich of your preference.

Roasted Tomato Soup


Place soup leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 4 days. You can freeze cooled portions of this delicious soup for up to 3 months, and thaw and reheat to enjoy later.

Make sure to save and print this great recipe next time it’s tomato season.

I personally won’t pass up a good sale on tomatoes at the farmers market, to make this perfect recipe again and again.

For the way the house smells while cooking to that creamy robust flavour of the fresh ingredients.

This is a recipe worth taking the time to make, by far the best tomato soup recipe.

Favorite Soup Recipes:

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

If you have time, make this Roasted Tomato Soup recipe. It's delicious, creamy and you can really taste the REAl tomatoes!


  • 5 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 garlic
  • olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450º. Line a large cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Cut tomatoes into quarters or sixths if the tomatos are larger.
  3. Cut onion in half.
  4. Place tomatoes and onions on the foiled pan.
  5. Wrap 1/2 garlic head {sliced horizontally} in foil and add to the pan.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatos and onion; add generous amounts of salt & pepper.
  7. Mix with hands to coat vegetables.
  8. Roast for 45-50 minutes until beginning to brown or char.
  9. Add roasted tomatoes and all the juices to cooking pot and add chicken stock and sugar.
  10. Squeeze garlic pulp without the skins, into the pot.
  11. After heated and the chicken stock and tomatoes have begun to merge flavors, ladle 1/3 - 1/2 the mixture into a blender. Blend thoroughly and at high speed to make sure the seeds and skins are completely broken down.
  12. Pour this first mixture into a bowl and repeat the process with the rest of the tomatoes.
  13. Return all blended mixture to the pan and heat.
  14. Add the cream.
  15. Taste and adjust seasonings, add more salt and pepper if needed.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g

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If you have time, make this Roasted Tomato Soup recipe. It's delicious, creamy and you can really taste the REAl tomatoes!




  1. Mmmm! That looks amazing – and perfect for the winter months! Thank you for sharing! šŸ™‚

  2. Wow! “mini grilled cheese croutons” – I must try this! I know someone who would jump at the idea šŸ™‚

  3. Agreeing with Ira, not sure which I’m more excited about, the soup or the mini grilled cheese croutons! what a recipe, thanks!

  4. OH MY GOSH! This sounds (and looks) delicious!!! I’ve already bookmarked this so I can make it this week! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks so good. Bookmarking it since tomato is one of the few soups my son likes (but wants rice in it). The grilled cheese croutons might make him change his mind on that one though!

  6. We love Tomato soup! Never made it with roasted tomatoes. Will have to give it a go! Thanks for your recipe.

  7. that looks absolutely delicious; I bet it is so flavourful because of the fresh tomatoes and onions and garlic!

    1. I need to stock up on Tomatos, the Winter brings the need for slow cooking and more soups!

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I’m definitely bookmarking this for next summer. My mom’s garden is always over-flowing with tomatoes, more than you can shake a stick at, and I’ve been running out of ideas on what to do with them. We eat and eat and give and give and yet there are always more of them. Thanks!

  9. My grandmother use to make homemade tomato soup. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I saw this recipe. I am sooo going to make it. Thanks. šŸ™‚

  10. Everytime I look at these recipes, I really start to get hungry and I haven’t even had breakfast yet.

  11. This soup looks delicious and yet fairly easy to do and this definitely is soup weather I could go for some of this right now lol yummy.

  12. Here in Texas, a French cafe chain called La Madeleine was born. One of my most fave menu items is their tomato basil soup. I so crave this soup but I have yet to duplicate it exactly. (I am thoroughly convinced their recipe is enchanted to prevent duplication just so you have to go to them when you need a soup fix…LOLOLOLOL!!!!!) This recipe looks delicious enough to forego La Madeleine, especially when paired with your chicken caesar sammy. šŸ™‚ I also liked your recipe for homemade Shake ‘n Bake, too.

  13. Great alternative to the yucky canned stuff! I wonder if I can make it with skim milk powder and water instead of cream…

  14. Been looking for a tomato soup recipe – though I will have to replace the chicken stock for a vegetable one

  15. Another tomato soup recipe to try. I’lll be making a vegan version once tomatoes are available at the farmers market.

  16. This looks fabulous. Love tomato soup (even the canned one made with milk) but this looks really special. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I must say this looks amazing, I would have to serve it with something like a grilled cheese & ham sandwich or shredded cheese in it… thanks for the recipe I’m saving it!

  18. Yum! I will be making this soup often with our garden tomatoes. I love roasted tomatoes and what a great idea with the grilled cheese croutons.

  19. This I am going to have to try – it has been recommeneded never to buy tins with any form of tomatoes in them

  20. I Pinned – I’ll keep this one up my sleeve for Fal! I bet it freezes well too.

  21. the soup the croutons this looks so good and will be great as the cold weather approaches

  22. yum one of my fav soups and its cold enough this weekend to whip up a batch.

  23. I have a whole bunch of tomatoes, but have not tried making tomato soup before. This looks like a great recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  24. mmm what a perfect fall day soup!! I LOVE tomato soup of any kind, I’ll have to try this. Thank you girlie!

  25. mmm this looks divine! roasting veggies just brings out the flavour so much, adding these ingredients to my grocery list!

  26. This looks amazing, Tammi and I love nothing more than Tomato Soup especially in the winter! My Mum always kept canned tomato soup in the house. Now, she makes her own incredible soups. I don’t buy canned soup anymore because of my food allergies. This recipe really is a keeper for me and I will try this out, thank you!!

  27. This soup was a ‘wife saver’ while Michael was recovering. I also made a Carrot & Ginger soup. I think he enjoyed me doing the cooking for a change.

  28. I always ate canned tomato soup as a kid but would definitely prefer to make homemade if it tastes as good! Thanks for the recipe šŸ™‚

  29. This looks great, and not too difficult! This time of year is perfect for making soups, I cannot wait to try this one šŸ™‚

  30. Hmm…I was looking for something like this. Hoping it might work with some bagged frozen tomatoes I have from the summer. I will see how it looks once they thaw a bit!

  31. I love canned tomato soup so I am going to try this homemade version as it would be much healthier I am sure. Love the idea of grilled cheese croutons on soup.

  32. I’ll have to give this a try. I love the flavor of roasted tomatoes with a little char on them!

  33. That’s what my soup needs…garlic, onion, oil and tomatoes! I have printed this out but couldn’t find it when I started!

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