Recipe By Charlotte
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 6 servings Calories 80

A quick and easy recipe for real homemade tomato soup like no other you’ve had before.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 slice onion
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.
  2. 2 In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 80
  • Carbohydrate 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol 11.8 mg
  • Fat 4.3 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 742.9 mg
  • Sugar 5.2 g


  1. Try the Greykitty customized version of this recipe. I used whole tomatos, no peeling of the skin necessary, and the seeds. use 1 whole onion for the recipe. Double it. And I was just short of 8 cups of tomatos and had a can of stewed on hand and used them. Use fresh basil, not - Read more ...
  2. I always get a kick out of the reviews that change a recipe so much that it is no longer anything near the original! Look, the whole point of this recipe is that it is uncomplicated. There are plenty of really good fancy-sassy tomato soup recipes to try, if that's what you want. But this - Read more ...
  3. Very Very Good. This is by far MUCH better than canned tomato soup. I’ve been making it for two summers now. I peel the tomatoes first because I do not have a food meal. I used to seed them too, but I found that a lot of the seeds come out while chopping them and - Read more ...
  4. Great flavor. I used garlic cloves. I'll try to experiment with cloves in the future as well and see which I like better. I don't have a food mill and tried to blend it all in my blender. I was short on time, and put it in hot. I've learned to NEVER do that again, - Read more ...
  5. This soup is absolutely delicious! Although, I must admit I made several changes - mostly based on previous reviews! I've made this several times and always double the recipe. I saute lots of chopped garlic in olive oil and then add the chopped onions (2 large) and saute until tender. I add chopped tomatoes (with - Read more ...
  6. This was a delicious soup Charlotte. I did not have any fresh tomatoes on hand, so I used 2 (28 oz) cans of San Marzano Italian Peeled Tomatoes by "Cento". They are one of the BEST brands of canned tomatoes and the next best thing to fresh! I did use the liquid from one can, - Read more ...
  7. This recipe turned out excellent; the soup tasted so fresh and healthy. A few notes about this recipe. First, the recipe says "1 slice onion"; I treated this as though it said "1 sliced onion", and it worked out perfectly (I am sure this is what was intented). Also, as someone else noted, this recipe - Read more ...
  8. This recipe was wonderful. Best tomato soup I've ever had. I added 2 cloves of crushed garlic, an extra bay leaf, and whole peppercorns (green, black, white, and red) along with the cloves. I also used vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. Top each bowlful with a handful of garlic croutons, and enjoy.
  9. This soup was the best. I didn't have cloves around the house, but it still turned out wonderfully, I added some garlic instead. Also, Rather than discarding all of the tomatoes after they'd cooked, I pureed them for a few seconds in the blender, and added them to the rue. It was fabulous. Thanks!!!
  10. Every Saturday I get blemished tomatoes free from our local farmer's market and use them to make this soup. Everyone loves it. I can't imagine leaving out the cloves -- I think that's what makes it! I use an electric stick blender to make it smooth and top it with a sprinkling of fresh grated - Read more ...

Add review

We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to measure ad campaign effectiveness, target ads and analyze site traffic. Learn more