Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup

On a snowy, blustery day like today, it's good to have a healthy comfort food recipe to fall back on. This tastes similar to the stuff from a can (so yes, your kids will eat it!) but is so much better for you!

Tomato Soup
12 oz can tomato paste (or about a cup and a half of homemade)*
1/4 cup butter (half a stick)
4 cups milk or cream (you can substitute up to half with chicken stock or water)
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt (unrefined sea salt is best - the kind that has color)

Mix tomato paste, 1 cup milk, and butter in a medium saucepan until smooth. Add all other ingredients and stir until smooth (if you have a stick blender, you can mix it all at once). Warm mixture over low heat until very hot, but not boiling. Boiling will cause the soup to curdle.

*if you want to make this with tomato sauce instead of paste, use two 12 oz cans of sauce, and reduce the milk by 2 cups

Mmmmm . . . grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, then a good read-aloud with the kids. That's my kind of snow day!

This post is a part of Real Food Wednesday.


  1. Oh - I have whole tomatoes in the freezer - will adapt this great recipe to incorporate those!