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Homemade tomato soup - the ultimate in pre-holiday comfort food. Quick, easy and so satisfying. Perfect for lunch served with grilled cheese! | thekiwicountrygirl.com
Homemade Tomato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Homemade tomato soup - the ultimate in pre-holiday comfort food. Quick, easy and so satisfying. Perfect for lunch served with grilled cheese!
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Laura
Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes 410g
  • 4 cups vegetable stock 1L
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp more to taste chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Add butter, garlic and onion to a large pot and cook for 5 minutes or until onion is cooked. Add tomato paste and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, vegetable stock, sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, bay leaf and thyme to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, uncovered until the soup starts to thicken slightly.
  3. Remove from the heat, remove bay leaves and thyme and stir in the cream.
  4. Using a stick mixer, or transfer to a blender and whizz up until the soup is smooth.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately (with grilled cheese!)
  6. Soup will freeze well or refrigerate for 5 days.