Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is a classic cold-weather combo that makes a tasty lunch or dinner. But rather than reaching for a canned variety of tomato soup next time you’re in the mood for this dynamic duo, why not make your own from scratch? It’s surprisingly simple and way more delicious.

My favorite tomato soup recipe includes a lot of ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, which makes it an easy last-minute meal. But you do need one special ingredient if you want your tomato soup to reach its full, flavorful potential—our Hickory Smoked Salt. This one-of-a-kind salt gives it a rich, smoky flavor that blows other tomato soup recipes out of the water. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!


  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp Hickory Real Salt Smoked Salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Fresh basil (for garnish)


  • Rinse and cut 4 Roma tomatoes into quarters.
  • Dice half of a medium yellow onion.
  • Crush and rough chop 5 cloves of garlic.
  • In a medium stock pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add tomato, onion, and garlic to the pot, then stir.
  • Season with 2 teaspoons of Hickory Smoked Salt, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Cook until the garlic and onion brown (about 12 minutes).
  • Remove from the pot and blend until smooth.
  • Strain back into the pot through a mesh strainer.
  • Press the pulp with a spatula to get as much juice out as possible.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the pot and stir.
  • Garnish with basil and serve.

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Comments (7)


How long and on what setting do I heat after adding tomato paste and heavy cream? Making this today!
Redmond Life replied:
Oh, I hope you love the soup Theresa! Once you add the cream and tomato paste just heat it through and it’s ready to serve. Be sure not to boil, heat and stir just until it’s warm and combined. Enjoy!

Carolyn Kaschak

How many does this recipe serve? (Tomato soup)
Redmond Life replied:
Hi Carolyn! Thanks for your question. This recipe serves two. Double if your extra hungry!


Why do you have to strain it once you put it thru the Blender ?
Redmond Life replied:
Thanks for your question, Missy. You strain it to make the soup nice and smooth. But if you like your tomato soup extra hearty, you can skip this step.

Kathy Wright

I enjoyed the video 👍 love tomato soup and will sure give this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing your story 🙂💕
Redmond Life replied:
Doesn’t it look delicious? I’m excited to give it a try as well. Thanks for your great feedback, Kathy!