Enjoy  and preserve summer’s freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

Fresh Tomato Soup :: Preserve and enjoy summer's freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

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I am getting so antsy for tomato season. Just about every late June I anxiously pace my garden waiting for those first green tomato buds to grow bigger and start hinting signs of getting red.

Fresh Tomato Soup :: Preserve and enjoy summer's freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

I won’t be picking tomatoes out of my garden for a while yet, but I picked some up at the farmer’s market last week because I just couldn’t pass them by!

Fresh Tomato Soup :: Preserve and enjoy summer's freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

This tomato soup is on the top 5 of our family favorite soups. It is super kid friendly in taste, and if canned tomato soup is the only kind you have ever had, you are in for a treat. Open up your pantry and check out the label on your tomato soup. Most likely you’ll find a load of sugar or high fructose corn syrup, along with other additives. And you just can get homemade bone broth in those cans! The mineral and gelatin nourishment you add to your meal alone is worth making your own bone broth. You only need a handful of simple ingredients to make the most delcious soup!

Fresh Tomato Soup :: Preserve and enjoy summer's freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

This batch makes up about 2 quarts of tomato soup, and is a great one to triple batch when those tomatoes start coming in left and right. I am not much of a canner, so any tomatoes that don’t get eaten fresh are turned into soup. We get to enjoy homemade fresh tomato soup usually straight through the fall that way!

Fresh Tomato Soup :: Preserve and enjoy summer's freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!

I can’t wait to share this little bit of our home with you! There aren’t many things more comforting than a bowl of tomato soup!

Fresh Tomato Soup

Enjoy and preserve summer’s freshest tomatoes with nourishing fresh tomato soup!
4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup friendly fat to cook in butter, coconut oil, lard
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 large carrots coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 1 quart chicken bone broth
  • 2 TB organic tomato paste
  • 2 TB basil Could use fresh if you have it! Probably about ¼ cup or so
  • 5 large tomatoes or 6-7 small/medium, seeded and juices scooped out (OR if it is winter, you could use two 32oz cans of tomatoes, drained)
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp raw honey


  • Sauté the onions and carrots in the friendly fat for about 10-15 minutes. Add a pinch of salt while they cook to bring the juices out and let them sweeten up and cook.
  • Add the garlic and tomato paste, and cook a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, and stock, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer about 25 minutes.
  • Take the soup off the heat, and add the raw honey to balance out the acid of the tomatoes.
  • Puree with an immersion blender or regular blender.
Keyword fresh tomato soup, fresh tomato soup recipe
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    • Don’t worry about chopping up the veggies perfectly – that is the beauty of pureed soups! It all gets blended up anyway!
    • This is a fantastic recipe to double or triple batch toward the end of the summer as your tomatoes are coming off the vine left and right! Or as they are deeply discounted at the farmer’s markets to unload the end of summer haul! I love my large stock pot for doing triple batches of soup like this – if I’m getting get some cooking done I want to do up as much as I can in one shot!
    • Pack up the soup in a good thermos for school or work! I freeze mine in quart or 1/2 gallon containers since we go through it that fast. You could also store the soup in single serving containers so they are quick to pull out of the freezer to take along to work. I actually just found THIS set of BPA free freezer storeage and have it set aside to purchase then next time I do an order – perfect assortment of sizes!
    • If you are in the midst of winter and can’t find good fresh tomatoes, try using 2- 32oz cans or 4- 18oz cans of whole organic tomatoes , drained and seeded. Tomatoes are part of the dirty dozen so I would really stick to organic. I like using THESE jarred tomatoes as they are one of the only in labeled BPA free containers.
    • If you don’t have an immersion blender…OH! You must treat yourself to one! I use mine weekly and just love it!

Come on back and let me know if you try the soup!

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  1. Briliant tomato soup recipe. I never added honey to a tomato soup before, I bet it tastes yummy 🙂 The good thing is that people can choose to add the honey at the end if they wish to do so.

      1. Hi Desiree! I freeze the soup in Ball BPA free freezer containers in pint and quart portions. The recipe for the bone broth is linked above in the Tips section!

        1. 5 stars
          Made this soup today – it is seriously great soup!! I have an abundance of tomatoes and I’ll be making more for sure to freeze for the winter!! Thanks for a great recipe!

      1. I haven’t tried your soup yet but it sounds delicious. One question why do I have to remove the seeds and juices?

        1. Hi Peter! When I first posted this soup, I didn’t have a high powered blender, and the seeds just never full blended. If you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, they should take care of the seeds.

          1. One other question how can you call Butter, coconut oil, and lard friendly??? The three that you mentioned are the worst oils to clog your arteries. My choice would be olive oil.

          2. Hi Peter! Olive oil is a great oil as well. Butter, coconut oil, and lard are extremely healthy. I recommend some of the current research out there regarding this topic. I can provide a few of my favorite references here as well. Definitely give it a look!




            I have many more if you would like more as well!

        2. Well I just made it and had it for lunch. I made a couple of small changes like using olive oil and adding a jalapeño pepper. It was delicious and thanks for sharing👍

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous! …and the addition of honey is brilliant. I think the toddler might even go for this one. Great recipe. Thank you!!!

  3. This looks delicious! I’m going to have to keep it in mind when I’m knee-deep in tomatoes and wondering what to do with all of them.

  4. This recipe looks wonderful! Do you keep the skin on the tomatoes? I have an overflow of tomatoes from our garden, so I’m trying to make this asap 🙂

  5. I am a vegetarian… I was thinking veggie broth instead of bone broth….should I cut back on honey if I go this route?

    1. Hi Jennifer! Yes veggie broth would work 🙂 The honey is to cut the acid of the tomatoes so I think you would still want it in there – you could half it and always add more if you want! Great questions!

    1. Hi Glenys! If you have a high powered blender than it would take care of the seeds. Otherwise, the immersion blender and the small blender I have do not. I hope that helps!

  6. Great recipe! I am already up to 4 quarts in the freezer..and that’s after having plenty of it right out of the Vitamix. I do seed the tomatoes but the Vitamix will take care of them, the immersion blender, not so much. Thanks for sharing this, we are loving it!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this last night with my home grown tomatoes and followed it to a T. It was fantastic! The bone broth adds a richness and I used fresh basil from the garden too. This will be one of my staple tomato recipes. Thank you!

  8. Hi Renne, this recipe sounds amazing and I’m looking forward to trying it this afternoon. My only question is can I can the soup? And if so would I just use a hot water canner?And would you have any idea how long it’s shelf life would be? I’m trying to stay away from putting it in the freezer just because our freezer is already very full!
    Thanks a bunch

    1. Hi Dorothy! I think that would work! I take the seeds out because the immersion blender doesn’t take care of them completely and you don’t want seeds in your soup! If you have a high powered blender like a BlendTec or Vitamix that should do the trick and you don’t have to worry about getting the seeds out.

  9. Confused as to why I can’t just cut up the Whole Tomatoes? It’s a lot of work to take out the insides prior, plus a lot of waste? I know I’m lazy 😏 But really want to make this soup with the tons of tomatoes I have!

    1. Hi Rhonda! I get that! If you have a high powered blender to blend the soup up then you can leave it all in there. An immersion blender won’t take care of those seeds so it is just a smoother texture to scoop them out. I hope that helps 🙂

  10. Hello. Have you tried this with beef bone broth? That’s what I have at my home right now and I have lots of tomatoes too.

  11. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I love it and have made it about a dozen times. The last few times I experimented a bit.

    I was using fresh tomatoes so I just threw all of the veggies including the cored and seeded tomatoes onto a roasting pan, drizzled it with butter and salt. I let it roast at 350 for 1.5 hours. It gives the veggies an enormous flavor boost. The only other thing I have done so far is add a can of diced tomatoes for some chunkiness. So yummy. Thank you again.

  12. 5 stars
    Hi! I have made this twice and i love it! I actually left the peeling and seeds etc in for the extra nutrients, and with a Dash blender on Soup for 2 solid minutes, I cant tell there was anything in there at all besides tomatoes!

    Always wanted to know what things were like homemade, and this soup is more what I would consider, gourmet, so creamy but not fattening or extra sugar etc.

    Dont know if you check comments on old things, but, well done!

  13. I have made this several times now. This is the best tomato soup I’ve ever had! My 2 yeasr old loves it too. Thank you!

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you this was awesome followed every step just like you said yum yum what a good way to use all those tomatoes that seem to ripen all at once

  15. 5 stars
    Just made a batch…SO DELICIOUS! Tastes almost decadent, but I know it’s fresh and healthy.
    Used up all of my current tomato crop, but this is so good I’m going to a farm stand for more fresh tomatoes!
    MUST have this in the freezer for a taste of Summer when it’s cold and snowy. Thanks for sharing.
    (Note: I didn’t have bone broth, so added Knox unflavored gelatin to chicken broth. Yum!)

  16. This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it! I just want to make sure as I’ll be canning this- do you leave the skin on the tomatoes?

    1. Hi Rebecca! I am not sure how that works with canning! I do know that when canning with bone broth you need to pressure can for safety – I am not sure about those tomato skins though!

  17. Hi I cannot see the Bone Broth recipe in the Tips section. Then again my eyes are not what they use to be.
    I have small round tomatoes growing in my garden so I will be using them even if I have to use a bucket full. Will make a plan to get the Immersion Blender.
    Recipe looks and sounds great so I will give it a go as I have NEVER made tomato soup thinking it would taste too much like drinking tomato puré or tomato sauce.
    Regards Frances from a Hot South Africa

  18. 5 stars
    I made this today with some fresh produce I had. It could not have come out any better. So easy and quick. Now we have dinner and some to freeze!

  19. I dislike canned tomato soup, so I was looking forward to a homemade version. I’m knee-deep in tomatoes and this gloomy day called for something comforting! Thanks for the recipe! My Ninja puréed it wonderfully. Now I just need a grilled cheese to go with it! Fingers crossed my 4-year-old approves 😉 Thanks!

  20. I just made this!!! So tasty 🙂 I love the honey additive! I used fresh basil and a Vitamix – great recipe!

  21. So many tomatoes recipes but none for home made sweet and sour sauce. When I look it up it is all Chinese style with ketchup tomato paste. Isn’t there any real sweet and sour recipes out there. Hope you can help me thanks

  22. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I just used regular chicken broth and added some red pepper flakes. I might add just a touch of cream for my kids, but I don’t really feel like this healthy soup is lacking anything!

  23. 5 stars
    Found your recipe when searching for what to do with an overabundance of garden tomatoes. Soup was delicious, and also froze well. Thank you!

  24. 4 stars
    I enjoy tomato juice so perhaps I will enjoy this fresh tomato soup as well. I think the touch of cream is a good suggestion.

  25. thank you for sharing Continuously needed to recognize what things resembled natively constructed, and this soup is more what I would consider, gourmet, so smooth yet not stuffing or additional sugar and so on. Dont know whether you check remarks on old things, at the same time, all around done!

  26. 5 stars
    Rating would only let me do 3 stars but this is a 5 star dish. I used home made chicken broth. Fresh tomatoes(way too many to eat) from my garden and extra extra basil. Cam out a little thin but the taste is off the chart!!!! Froze some and will make more!!! The Hot Wife loved it too!

  27. I was looking for something interesting to do with tons of tomatoes from my garden, so was very glad I found this good recipe. I altered it in a few ways for the fun of it and the results were quite good. I used a vegetarian broth, I did not use tomoato paste (simply didn’t have any), and I added about a tsp each of garam masala and indian curry powder, as well as about 3/4 cup coconut milk. One of the best soups I have ever made!

  28. 5 stars
    I found your recipe tonight and as soon as I finished reading it I ran to my kitchen to make it, literally! I used fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. I’m keto and this really fit in to my foods and was so comforting and delicious and nourishing. Thank you for sharing your talent! So grateful.

  29. 5 stars
    Thanks Renee for a great easy recipe–I made it with a few modifications based on what I had on had–garlic and onion powder, lots of fresh heirloom tomatoes, 6 T (whole can) of tomato paste. I left out the honey this time. Soup was fantastic–both hot and cold as a gazpacho. Super easy and delish! Froze some for later and am recommending this recipe to my Mom (who I gave some of our abundant tomato harvest)!