Cheap and Easy Tomato Soup

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I’ve made a fair few tomato soups in my time. There’s loads of variations – tomato and basil soup, tomato and red pepper soup, tomato and garlic soup… but sometimes, you just want a proper tomato soup. No gimmicks, no tricks, just beautiful unadulterated tomato soup. With a beautifully intricate yet intense flavour, this tomato soup is perfect for dinner parties, lunch or just because!


Cheap and Easy Tomato Soup

this comforting easy tomato soup recipe is a guaranteed household favourite!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, tomato, tomato soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2


  • Large Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Stick Blender or Food Processor


  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter *
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Plain/All Purpose Flour #
  • 500 ml 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 400g 14 oz Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Peper


  • Place the pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the butter.
  • When the butter has melted, add the onion and cook for 5 mins, stirring often, until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Tip in the flour and cook, stirring continuously, for 1-2 minutes then add all the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir thoroughly then increase the heat and bring up to the boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes until the soup has reduced by half. Stir occasionally (especially towards the end of the cooking time) to prevent it catching and burning on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool before blending with a stick blender or in a food processor.
  • Bring back to the boil and serve immediately or cool completely and freeze for another day. (Defrost completely before use and consume within 3 months.)


*For a dairy free/vegan version, use dairy free butter
#For a gluten free option, use 2 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) dissolved in 2 tbsp water