Chunky Cream of Tomato Soup

Deb Wilson


This version (mine) of cream of tomato soup is a bit chunky and though cloves seem like an odd choice as a spice - the soup just isn't the same without it. I think I'll make a pot tonight actually - love this stuff! Serve with salad and crusty bread for a great light supper!

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45 Min


1 Hr


Stove Top


4 Tbsp
canola or olive oil
1 large
onion, diced
ribs celery, sliced fairly thin
1 tsp
ground cloves
2 can(s)
(28 oz) diced tomatoes (drain but reserve juice)
1 c
1 c
1 c
half and half (or coffee cream)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and celery and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened.
Stir in the tomato paste, ground cloves and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the water and the tomatoes and their juices and bring to a boil. Simmer the soup over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by one-third, about 30 minutes.
Transfer half of the soup to a blender or food processor bowl, cool in fridge for 10-15 minutes and then puree until smooth. (Sometimes I find the tomato mixture a bit looser than I want - if this happens, I just mix a tablespoon of of Robin Hood Easy Mix flour in a bit of water and stir in.)

Return the puree to the pot, add milk and half & half and heat to desired temperature for serving.

Note: If you are watching fat you can use 2 cups milk instead of a cup of cream.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #dinner, #lunch, #Soups