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a spoonful of freshly cooked tomato soup served in a white bowl

Tomato Soup

Simple 5-ingredient rustic tomato soup.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Fall Favorites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 217kcal
Author Maike


  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 pounds tomatoes 7-8 large tomatoes, ripe, chopped
  • ½ cup basil thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional


  • Use a large pot or Dutch oven and heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté until lightly brown and fragrant. About 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Use a hand blender (or transfer into a food processor) and puréee until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    OPTIONAL: Add a tablespoon of sugar.


Adding a tablespoon of sugar can enhance the tomato's natural sweetness, but it is not necessary and not included in the calorie count. 


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 1093mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3937IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg