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The Best Homemade Tomato Soup

September 12, 2016




4 tablespoons butter

1 onion, finely diced ( I put mine in the food processor and pulse a couple of times)

1 garlic clove, minced

28 oz. crushed tomatos

3 cups chicken stock (vegetable stock can be used)

1/4 cup heavy cream

Fresh Basil


Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until the onion is transparent (about 3 -4 minutes) Add tomatoes (I use Cento brand, but any will work) add chicken stock, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to a boil and lower temp. and simmer for 15 min. Stir in cream, then label into bowls. Garnish with fresh basil.

I love to serve grilled cheese sandwiches with my tomato soup. Not a necessity but the two go good together.


About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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