Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup

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In late summer, when tomatoes are abundant, I love to make this fresh tomato soup with our family farm tomatoes and just a handful of everyday ingredients. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and you're all set. Healthy, fresh, and easy... my kind of recipe.

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When tomatoes are ripe and plentiful, this is a fabulous rustic tomato soup. It's creamy and savory with a touch of sweetness. The rich tomato flavor is enhanced by the onions that cook down with them. Serve alongside grilled cheese for a little comfort food. Once you try this tomato soup, you will never want it from the can again. If you don't have an immersion blender, a food processor or blender will work as well (just be careful with the hot liquid). Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    very ripe tomatoes, I used a mixture of varieties, roughly chopped and seeded
  • 1
    medium or large onion, chopped
  • 2 c
    chicken broth (I like to use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 3 tsp
    sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
    freshly cracked pepper, or to taste
  • ·
    optional - garlic powder, Italian seasoning, croutons, green onion tops, shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Make Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Roughly chop and seed 4 cups of tomatoes. In a large pot, combine tomatoes, chopped onion, and chicken broth.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend to desired consistency.
  5. To remove any remaining seeds or skin, pour cooled soup through a colander and into a large bowl. Stir or push through with the back of a large spoon.
  6. Wipe out soup kettle and melt butter. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it begins to become golden.
  7. Add a ladleful of soup to the butter/flour mixture and blend.
  8. Then, add the rest of the tomato soup mixture and stir. Heat to a low simmer. Check salt, pepper, and sugar and adjust to taste. All tomatoes have different sugar content. 3-4 teaspoons seem to work for us. Adjust to your own preference. Serve.
  9. For variety, add garlic powder or Italian seasoning. Serve with rustic croutons, green onion tops, and/or shredded Parmesan.

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