Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup In late summer, when tomatoes are abundant, I love to make this fresh tomato soup with our family farm tomatoes and just a handful of everyday ingredients. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and you’re all set. Healthy, fresh, and easy… my kind of recipe.

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When tomatoes are ripe and plentiful, this is a fabulous rustic tomato soup. It’s creamy and savory with a touch of sweetness. The rich tomato flavor is enhanced by the onions that cook down with them. Serve alongside grilled cheese for a little comfort food. Once you try this tomato soup, you will never want it from the can again. If you don’t have an immersion blender, a food processor or blender will work as well (just be careful with the hot liquid).


  • 4 cvery ripe tomatoes, I used a mixture of varieties, roughly chopped and seeded
  • 1medium or large onion, chopped
  • 2 cchicken broth (I like to use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 can(s)tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 Tbspbutter
  • 2 Tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tspsalt, or to taste
  • 3 tspsugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tspfreshly cracked pepper, or to taste
  • ·optional – garlic powder, Italian seasoning, croutons, green onion tops, shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Make Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup

  1. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Roughly chop and seed 4 cups of tomatoes. In a large pot, combine tomatoes, chopped onion, and chicken broth.
  2. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Remove from heat. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  4. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Using an immersion blender, blend to desired consistency.
  5. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup To remove any remaining seeds or skin, pour cooled soup through a colander and into a large bowl. Stir or push through with the back of a large spoon.
  6. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Wipe out soup kettle and melt butter. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it begins to become golden.
  7. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Add a ladleful of soup to the butter/flour mixture and blend.
  8. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup Then, add the rest of the tomato soup mixture and stir. Heat to a low simmer. Check salt, pepper, and sugar and adjust to taste. All tomatoes have different sugar content. 3-4 teaspoons seem to work for us. Adjust to your own preference. Serve.
  9. Rustic Farm-Fresh Tomato Soup For variety, add garlic powder or Italian seasoning. Serve with rustic croutons, green onion tops, and/or shredded Parmesan.


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