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Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

In fall when the weather starts cooling down, soups are once again on the menu and as far as soups go it is hard to beat the simplicity of a good old fashioned tomato soup. Luckily tomato soup is very easy to make at home from scratch so you can enjoy it whenever you want. As with many vegetables, roasting tomatoes concentrates their flavour and those tasty roasted tomatoes make some of the best tomato soup around. This soup is as easy to make as roasting all of the veggies, throwing them into a pot with some broth to simmer before pureeing. It is best to use fully ripe field tomatoes for maximum flavour but if they are not in season, do not worry as roasting those green house tomatoes will bring out their flavour nicely.

Roasted Tomato Soup

You can serve your tomato soup plain but it is always nice to garnish it with something like croutons, feta, blue cheese, a dollop of basil pesto or even sour cream. Of course no bowl of tomato soup is perfect with out a grilled cheese sandwich for dipping!

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasting tomatoes brings out their flavour making this simple tomato soup oh so good!


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 red pepper, cut in half and seeded
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 cloves garlic, whole and unpeeled
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, optional
Directions
  1. Place the tomatoes, red pepper, onions and garlic on a baking pan with the cut sides up.
  2. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over everything and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast in a 375F preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Place everything but the cream into a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Puree with a hand blender to desired consistency and mix in the cream.

Serve with:
Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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69 comments:

Debbie said...

I would love a bowl of that tomato soup right now! Fig jam sounds delicious. I think it would be great on a toasted muffin.

Jacque said...

Oh my! What a lovely colored soup. I'll bet it tasted fantastic with the roasted tomatoes. (Great idea!)

MaryBeth said...

I myself am not a fan of the tomato, however my husband and father-in-law are and I truly think they would love this soup.

Cheryl said...

My favorite soup in the world! Looks delicious!

Dragon said...

A perfect cup of soup on a cold night like this. There is something so comforting about hot soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Great job!

Bridgett said...

My husband would love this, especially with the tomatoes being roasted. I bet the flavors are amazing.

Ginny said...

Delicious! I love roasted tomatoes! It is so cold today I would love some of your soup and a nice fancy grilled cheese! :)

Peter M said...

Roasting veggies is one of my fave ways to conentrate flavour..this soup & a sandwich...all in!

Kalyn said...

That looks so good!

VeggieGirl said...

Lovely!

Esi said...

I have been roasting tomatoes every weekend for the last month or so. Luckily, living here, there are still plenty left. A soup was definitely one of the things I had planned for them so this of course sounds great!

Lisa said...

A nourishing bowl of goodness you have produced here. Kevin's roasted tomato soup should be on the menu of every fine restaurant.

Apples and Butter said...

Looks delicious! I make a version where I slip in a little cream at the end, but I think next time I will have to go your route and skip the cream for a grilled cheese sandwich instead!

Patsyk said...

That soup looks like something I would love. tomato soup is one of my favorites, and yours must have so much added flavor from the roasting.

bren@flanboyanteats said...

u know i recently learned the French do NOT pair cheese with sweet spread and jams as we do. Interesting. We Cubans do it all the time. Back to ur bowl of soup: delicious looking. A Mexican white cheese would have been good too.

Manggy said...

Ah, This is just sublime. Roasting would not only caramelize the sugars but also get rid of excess water-- better flavor! Looks so deeply red too, gorgeous.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Love the rich color of the soup, and I can imagine the deep tomato flavor, too.

Allie said...

Oh lord. I just finished dinner, and now I'm hungry again after seeing this soup!

ttfn300 said...

love roasting things, so fantastic and easy! and fig jam on a grilled ham and cheese? yum!!

Mrs Ergül said...

This sounds so very good! everything is roasted, I almost can't imagine how intense the flavours are gonna be!

Rita said...

I am already missing the summer fruits...but I see plent of produce around, just different ones.
The soup looks nice, to me it's a perfect pair with a grilled cheese.

Sharon said...

The combination of your sandwich and this soup sounds absolutely amazing! I love the deep red color of the soup.

Paula said...

Oh I would love this so much .... if only I could prevent myself from chowing down on the tomatoes as soon as they are out of the oven!And that sandwich ... lordy, I could eat that right this minute! YUM!

Amanda said...

Mmm - I might stop by the last of the Farmer's Market and pick up the last batch of tomatoes.

farida said...

Looks so good and sounds very easy to make. Great recipe!

Beachlover said...

gimme a bowl ,pls!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delightful! I could eat a bowl of that soup now...

Cheers,

Rosa

Jan said...

Oooh now that soup looks lovely! I'm loving the roasted tomatoes. It's breakfast time here but I could eat that right now!

Lori said...

I love roasted tomato soup! Yours looks lovely. It is the best combo of summer produce, but with cooler weather comfort. Yum!

The Culinary Chase said...

Kevin, this soups looks very yummy!! Loads of flavor there! Cheers!

Tiffany said...

Yum! This looks delicious. I've been thinking a lot about making some roasted tomato soup lately (it seems good for the fall), so I'll have to try your recipe out. Thanks for sharing.

Tasty Trends said...

perfect for a cold fall day! i love tomato soup!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Roasted tomato soup sounds like heaven!! Sorry for not visiting for a while but I was busy redoing my site... ;) Now most is done, but I'm still in "beta"... I will be making pumpkin soup this week, but next would love to try your soup.

Have a nice day, Margot

Darius T. Williams said...

Another good one - looks great!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Cara said...

I can tell from the rich color how delicious this is. I love tomato soup!

Erik said...

Roasting does something absolutely amazing to tomatoes. Nice recipe!

Dawn said...

Really good looking soup. I love making grilled cheeses with a bit of sweetness, and fig jam does just that.

Maria said...

Our market is already over for the year. So sad!! The soup looks nice and hearty.

Olga said...

The weather has taken a turn for the worst, and this looks like a perfect soup to eat on a cold/rainy night.

Elra said...

I don't normally like tomato soup, but I always willing to give it another try, especially if the recipe is quite unique.

Chocolate Shavings said...

What a perfect looking soup - and easy to put together!

mycookinghut said...

It's freezing cold here in London that I need this bowl of soup to warm me up.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Roasting definitely brings out the best in all of the major players in this soup. It sounds delicious!

Jeena said...

Wow look at the colour of your soup it is so intense.

Katie said...

Ah, the simple things in life...grilled ham & cheese, tomato soup, fig jam...!

Pam said...

This looks so good and the color is beautiful. I love roasted tomatoes.

kamailesfood said...

Wow! This sounds like the perfect dinner for a cold day. I love monte cristo sandwiches.

Rosie said...

We are having a cold snap of weather in the U.K. and this soup would be a perfect pick me up!

Rosie x

Deborah said...

I was hoping to make some tomato soup while we still had tomatoes in the garden, but I missed out this year. I'll have to save this for next year!

biz319 said...

That looks so good!

I love Campbell's tomato soup (no one else in my family does!)

I'll have to try this one - thanks!

vanpham said...

This looks so good!!!!!

Soma said...

How beautiful!! A bowl of warm soup of that delightful color and ingredients, on these chilly evenings.. could not ask for more.

Jeni said...

I'm new to your site and love what you've posted so far. This toup looks delectable!

Jeanine said...

That soup looks fantastic. Wonderful blend of veggies, and I'm sure the roasting makes for a great flavour.

Jeanne said...

Now THAT'S an idea - tomato soup but roast all the ingredients first... I really like it. If you are fan of sweet and savoury, the other thing that I've done is to swirl a spoonful of marmalade through your tomato soup just before serving - wonderful!

Kevin said...

Jeanne: I have never tried adding marmalade to tomato soup. It sounds good and I will have to try it next time.

multikulinaria said...

A wonderful dish... I like the idea of roasting tomatoes for a soup, since it adds nutty flavor (which I love). Thanks for sharing!

Carina said...

Nice, I think we're gonna have this soup for dinner tomorrow :D

warmvanillasugar said...

This sounds so yummy!

LunaCafe said...

Cheese sandwich IN the soup. Love it. :-) ...Susan

Slauditory said...

I made this soup, along with a grilled cheese, last night! It was great. I added dried basil to the soup and left out the dairy. Thanks for posting such an easy and delicious recipe!

Lioncloud said...

I roasted some fennel with the tomatoes and then added silken tofu when I blended it together. Vegan deliciousness!

Terry Ann said...

I love tomato soup. This recipe sounds amazing with everything being roasted.....yum!

Lorie said...

I made this tonight for dinner using nasty store-bought tomatoes, a small onion and some fresh basil, since I didn't have a red pepper. It was amazingly good, but I think would have been even better with the pepper. I'll remember to buy one next time for sure. Thanks so much for this recipe! I can hardly wait till summer when I can get some GOOD tomatoes to make this with.

I served it with your jalepeno popper grilled cheese which was also amazing. You're a culinary genius. I love all of the recipes I've tried from your blog.

Sally Plummer said...

I have a tendency to hoard my more "precious" ingredients so I decided to splurge and roast the tomatoes, garlic and onions with a spray of truffle oil and substitute saffron for the paprika... YUM!

Sally Plummer said...

I have a tendency to hoard my more "precious" ingredients so I decided to make this soup by roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic with a spray of truffle oil and substitute saffron for the paprika... YUM!

Stephanie said...

This soup looks awesome. As soon as summer's fresh yummy produce hits the grocery stores I am so making this. This is perfectly light yummy summer dinner food. Until then, I recreated it using some pantry staples. Thanks for the inspiration for the pantry recipe! I am sure yours tastes better... fresher is better.

http://noreservations4lunchdinner.blogspot.com/2013/03/simple-tomato-soup-with-bacon-cheddar.html

Kacey said...

I have tried various recipes from your site and decided it was time to comment! This soup was easy and delicious. I added double the amount of broth so we would have a big batch of soup. For some heat, I added red chili flakes and mellowed out the rich flavour (which was delicious!) with a touch of cream. My pictures are nowhere near your quality but that doesn't matter because it tasted great :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Kacey: I am glad that you enjoyed it! I always enjoy adding a touch of heat to my recipes! :)

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