Home Made Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese: an easy recipe for homemade tomato soup, your kids will love. Perfect with a grilled cheese.
Easy Homemade Tomato Soup:  Easy recipe for homemade tomato soup, your kids will love. Perfectly paired with a grilled cheese.

The weather is turning colder now. There’s definitely a chill in the air, and on a cold night this is the perfect cozy dinner. I have never made tomato soup before, but had pleasant memories of the red and white can. I might have thought it would be difficult to make or time consuming, but this recipe is so simple.

home made tomato soup and grilled cheese

If you’re craving soup in the summer, you could make this with juicy, red, ripe tomatoes from your garden. But this time of year, it’s best just to use to canned. They were picked at their peak and all that yummy goodness of perfectly ripe tomatoes is preserved for you. And, it also makes this homemade tomato soup super easy to put together. I read that the baking soda keeps the milk from curdling, and it certainly worked. I also used my new immersion blender that my sweet husband picked up for me a little while ago to make the roasted garlic and potato soup. It worked great, really great, and I think this might be the beginning of soup making winter for me.

how to make tomato soup

The perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of home made tomato soup? A grilled cheese. I used fresh, crusty white bread, soft butter, marble and Havarti cheese. It didn’t disappoint.

easy tomato soup recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup: Easy recipe for homemade tomato soup, your kids will love. Perfectly paired with a grilled cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large can tomatoes
  • 3-4 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste


  1. Cook the onions in the oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, until softened and translucent.
  2. Add the flour to the pot and cook for a minute or two.
  3. Add in the milk, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add in the baking soda, tomatoes and sugar.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes, and blend with an immersion blender. Add salt to taste, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
grilled cheese with tomato soup

With Easy Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, life really is a party!

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  1. I’m going to make some of this with my frozen roma tomatoes and basil harvested from the summer season….really easy with the handblender, eh!!!

  2. So sorry Beth-Anne a 1/4 tsp. of baking soda, I’ll fix the recipe. Thanks for letting me know, hope it still worked out for you.

  3. Hi Nisha,
    Either whole or diced tomatoes should work -don’t drain, add in the whole can of either.
    Good luck with it,

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