Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

This Easy Homemade Tomato Soup is creamy (without any cream!), flavorful, cozy and so delicious! And of course, it's naturally gluten-free. Perfect served with gluten-free garlic bread, biscuits or grilled cheese.

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional
Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

An easy, warming and delicious Homemade Tomato Soup (naturally gluten-free)!

It is soup season and we are kicking it off with a New Easy Homemade Tomato Soup recipe!

Easy, wholesome, flavorful and so delicious, it doesn’t get any cozier than a bowl of homemade tomato soup served alongside some gluten-free garlic bread, gluten-free savory biscuits, gluten-free garlic knots or a classic grilled cheese!

I have been wanting to make a classic tomato soup recipe for this website for some time now, and I wanted something creamy (but without any cream), savory, flavorful and importantly, easy!

This Easy Homemade Tomato Soup is all that and more!

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional

The best part? It is quick and easy to whip up and can be made last minute or made ahead and heated up, perfect for busy days!

And it’s made with pantry staples and requires very little chopping!

The ingredient list looks long but it is mostly spices and seasoning.

Here is what you’ll need:

olive oil

1 onion

carrots

garlic

fresh thyme

tomato paste

sun-dried tomatoes (a most important ingredient adding a great savory flavor and missing from the photo!)

2 cans diced tomatoes

vegetable or chicken broth

onion powder

garlic powder

pepper

oregano

sea salt to taste

fresh basil

parmesan cheese (skip if dairy-free)

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional

The sun-dried tomatoes are a key ingredient as the add the best savory flavor! As I noted are missing from the photo above but that was a pure mistake and I will update the photo soon.

What is notably absent: any cream! 

We recipe tested a version the soup with the addition of cream and to be honest, we didn’t think it added anything.

By simmering and pureeing the soup, we are able to achieve a rich creamy texture and flavor without cream.

And notably, the soup is easily dairy-free by skipping the Parmesan cheese and it is still super tasty!

So let’s make it!

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional

 

The tomato soup comes together in about 45-50 minutes including prep time, in 6 simple steps:

  1. Saute onions and carrots for approximately 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add garlic and thyme, saute an additional minute.
  3. Mix in tomato paste. Then add in all the ingredients except basil and parmesan cheese and let simmer for 20 minutes or more.
  4. Add in basil and let simmer for a minute or two just to warm and let the flavor release.

 

5.  Then using an immersion blender (for a chunkier soup) or a blender for a creamier soup, blend the ingredients until creamy.  If using a blender be careful spooning the soup into the blender as it will be hot and blend slowly by pulsing the soup. It fit in my Vitamix easily.

6.  Return to pot if using a blender, stir in parmesan cheese and enjoy!

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional

The soup will be super creamy and flavorful!

Perfect served alongside some gluten-free garlic bread, savory biscuits, garlic knots or grilled cheese for dipping!

easy homemade tomato soup recipe gluten-free no cream dairy-free optional

I offer a simple garlic bread recipe below on the printable recipe.

You can use any gluten-free baguette you love but we made ours using Schar ciabatta bread.

easy gluten free garlic breadd

Hope you love it!

For more soups, have you tried our:

Hearty Veggie Bean Soup

“5 Ingredient” Vegetable Bean Soup (my mother in law’s recipe)

Easy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Bisque

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Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

This Easy Homemade Tomato Soup is creamy (without any cream!), flavorful, cozy and so delicious! And of course, it's naturally gluten-free. Perfect served with gluten-free garlic bread (recipe below), savory biscuits , garlic knots or grilled cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish, Lunch, Soups
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: naturally gluten free side dish, easy homemade tomato soup, tomato soup recipe, easy soup recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 1 large blender we used a vitamix but any will do, alternatively you could use an immersion blender but the soup is a bit chunkier

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup diced carrots
  • 4 cloved garlic, minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (approximately 3/4 teaspoon thyme leaves)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, coarsely chopped I've made it both ways. The 3rd tablespoon gives it a slightly richer flavor.
  • 2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes I've used salted and unsalted depending on what's available.
  • cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste and depending on whether your diced tomatoes are salted. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and you can always add more.
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped or torn
  • ¼ teaspoon Parmesan cheese (omit if dairy-free)

Garlic Bread

  • 4 gluten-free rolls or a baguette of choice we used Schar ciabatta rolls
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 4 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, melted
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced we love garlic so can't have too much but use according to tastes
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, needles coarsely chopped (do not use stem) -- approximately 1 teaspoon

Instructions

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

  • In a large dutch oven or sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until shimmering, not burning. Add diced onions and carrots and saute approximately 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add garlic and thyme, saute an additional minute.
  • Mix in tomato paste. Then add in sun-dried tomatoes, diced tomatoes, broth and spices (everything else except fresh basil and parmesan) and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add in basil and let simmer 2-5 minutes just to wilt and release some flavor.
  • Then using an immersion blender (for a chunkier soup) or a blender for a creamier soup, blend the ingredients until creamy.  If using a blender, be careful spooning the soup into the blender as it will be hot and blend slowly by pulsing the soup. Depending on the size of your blender, you may have to do in batches but it fit in my Vitamix Blender easily.
  • Carefully pour blended soup back into stovetop dutch oven or sauce pan, add parmesan cheese, stir to combine and let simmer 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Simple Garlic Bread

  • Preheat oven to broil. Set aside a baking sheet.
  • Slice rolls in halve lengthwise, then diagonally in half. If using a baguette, similarly slice lengthwise then into small pieces. Lightly brush top of bread with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on top rack.
  • Meanwhile in a small saucepan, melt butter, then add garlic and rosemary and simmer over low heat. The objective is to warm and infuse the butter with the flavor but not to burn the garlic.
  • Spoon garlic rosemary butter over the broiled bread evenly. Be careful, the baking sheet will be hot!
  • Return to broil for an additional 1-2 minutes on top rack or until top of bread crisp and golden. By broiling it, the top and edges will crisp but the bottom and center will be warm and soft. Enjoy!
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