Ditch The Can! This Easy Homemade Tomato Soup Is The Best We’ve Ever Had

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We’re Pretty Sure This Is The Perfect Tomato Soup Recipe

As a kid growing up there was nothing better than a Friday night trip to my grandparents’ house. It was a monthly ritual that gave my parents a chance for a date night and gave us kids a chance to be totally spoiled without being asked to unload the dishwasher or pick up our toys in return. And my favorite part? We always started the night with grilled cheese and my grandma’s famous tomato basil soup.

My grandma had no issue with cooking from cans or boxes, but when it came to tomato soup she insisted on making it homemade. I distinctly remember walking into their house and being immediately hit by the aroma of it simmering away on the stove.

Her recipe was complex with many herbs and spices and simmered for as long as it could on the stove. She’d start it hours before us kids would show up so that as soon as we had settled in we could get right to our favorite meal. My grandpa was always in charge of frying up the grilled cheese. Anytime I have this meal today I can’t help smiling.

So one night when  I was feeling particularly nostalgic I decided to try to recreate this meal for my own family.


Quick tip: To keep this as healthy as possible you can omit the heavy cream or use a lower fat milk instead—the texture will just be a little less creamy.

By | 2018-05-24T11:40:31+00:00 February 1st, 2018|002, Dinner, Main Dish|2 Comments

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  1. Robert February 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Where is stock listed?what lind and how much

    • Aunt Betty's February 20, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

      Hi Robert, thanks for pointing out a blunder in the editing process! 🙂 The recipe has been fixed now. Use 3-4 cups vegetable or chicken stock; the amount depends on the desired consistency. Add more if you’d like a thinner soup – personally I prefer this soup thick and creamy! 🙂

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