Tomato Soup

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Tomato Soup Tomato Soup Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 9 globe or 24 plum), stemmed, halved, and seeded
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium white onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano





Preheat the boiler.

Place the tomatoes cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet and broil until the skins begin to char and burst, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, remove the charred skins.

Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and then the onion. Cook and stir until tender but not brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer until the tomatoes have cooked down, about 20 minutes. Season with the salt, pepper, and sugar and add the basil and oregano. Serve immediately, or remove from the heat and cool completely before storing in the refrigerator or freezer.

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By Mary Sabol on April 01, 2014


Dear Paula I like watching you and your boysI like the food you makel do miss seeing you on TV.I hope we could be friends.

By Judy Jenkins on February 01, 2014


Paula, I just tried tomato basil soup the first time last week. I was served to me in error not the soup thatI chose. I never ordered it because I thought tomato soup is tomato soup. This was delicious and I would like to make it. But I thought it was called tomato bisque? Can you help?

By Mary Mathews on October 22, 2013


This sounds like the Tomato Soup, my younger brother use to beg our Mother to make him all the time. She's been gone for over 27 years now and I'm going to see that his soon to be wife gets this recipe to make for him. Thanks

By HONEYBEAR2 on October 22, 2012


Saw you and your friend on TV show make this and wanted to try. Am having my kitchen redone at this time and can't wait to try it for myself, it looks wonderful. Thanks and have a nice day ya'll

By Pat Morgan on May 29, 2012


there appears to be a type error at the beginning of the Directions which brings me to wonder if maybe it called for some sort of liquid to be added. the "soup" was delicious but a bit thick. is this the way it is suppose to be?

By chyrl dangler on November 30, 2011


Dear Paula Deen, This is great recipe for people with food allergies or alternative eating lifestyles. The only change a vegan would have to make is using some sort of liquid to tenderize the onions instead of butter. As someone with a wheat allergy, it is refreshing to see a tomato soup recipe that does not call for a 1/4 cup flour and in the instructions "Stir in flour to thicken".

By Gail on February 15, 2011

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