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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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We are still adjusting to our new lives as parents. We are loving every minute, life is just “different.” I used to be very organized and tried to stick to a schedule, but now I just “go with the flow.” Our little pea has an agenda of his own and I am just trying to keep up. He is a good baby, which I am very thankful for, so I am able to get a few things done during the day. Josh is also a wonderful father and is a huge help around the house and with the baby. We make a great team:)

I do miss baking and cooking every day. We’ve made a few recipes, but we are slowly making our way back into the kitchen. Before we had the baby, we made this Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. We put it in the freezer so we could enjoy a tasty meal without doing any work. I am so glad we planned ahead because this soup really hit the spot last night.

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is one of my all time favorites. I love the added flavor the roasted tomatoes and fresh basil add to this soup. Don’t be intimidated by the “roasting” part of the recipe. Roasting tomatoes is so easy and really brings out the best flavor. This soup is super easy to make and it freezes well-trust us, we know:)

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Josh made grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the soup. You can’t go wrong with tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner-comfort food at it’s finest! It was nice to enjoy a home cooked meal, without any fuss. I highly recommend this Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, it is a great meal for a chilly Fall day. Try to save some for the freezer if you can, it comes in handy when you are not in the mood to cook or have a little baby that needs your undivided attention:)

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Yield: Serves 4-6


2 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste, for seasoning tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 cup freshly chopped basil
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth (you can use chicken broth)
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for about 45 minutes.

2. In a large stockpot, heat the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, fresh basil, and vegetable broth. Stir in the oven roasted tomatoes. Cook for about 30 minutes over medium-low heat.

3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup in the stockpot, or transfer soup to a food processor or blender to blend. The soup should be smooth, with a few tomato chunks. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve warm.

Note-be careful when transferring the soup to a blender or food processor. You may want to wait until it is at room temperature to blend.

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133 Responses to “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup”

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  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 19, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    Maria this looks awesome. Nordstrom Cafe sells Tomato Soup that looks like this…I bet your version is super close to the soup I crave but don’t exactly go running out to eat at Nordstrom for a bowl of soup. Must try your recipe, asap :)

  2. Kathryn — October 19, 2011 @ 4:31 am

    Delicious! This soup looks perfect and, as you say, perfect for a busy evening!

  3. Dianna — October 19, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    Tomato soup is my favorite kinda soup. I even like it out of a can. Any type of tomato soup, I’ll eat it. Never had it with roasted tomatoes. Sounds amazing!! I’ll have to try that soon. And I’ll remember to put some in the freezer as well.

  4. Katrina — October 19, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    I’m in need of a good soup recipe!

  5. Becki's Whole Life — October 19, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    Tomato soup and grilled cheese is our go-to dinner for a busy night or when we can’t think of anything for that night…and it’s always a hit with everyone. Total comfort food. This soup looks wonderful and I love the texture and the addition of basil and garlic.

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 19, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    well, you just single handedly convinced me to get an immersion blender for christmas. or sooner :)

  7. Blog is the New Black — October 19, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    I just made a tom basil soup and it’s divine… love that you roasted the tom beforehand… it prob adds a nice level of smokiness!

  8. Lori @ RecipeGirl — October 19, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Delicious! I love tomato soup, and with grilled cheese it’s even better!

  9. Jeanette — October 19, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I could use a bowl of this right now…it’s raining out and this is a bowl of pure comfort.

  10. Erica Lea | Cooking for Seven — October 19, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    This looks delicious, Maria! I must admit that roasting tomatoes DID sounds a bit time-consuming to me, but you make it sound so easy! So glad you guys are adjusting well to being parents. :)

  11. LindseyR — October 19, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Looks so good! I have a Blendtec (based on your rec and I love it!) would you recommend the “soup” button or would it puree it to thin?

    • Two Peas replied: — October 19th, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      Glad you love your Blendtec. You can use the soup button. Just puree it to the consistency you like. I like to leave a few chunks for texture, but if you prefer a smooth soup, puree it to thin. Enjoy!

  12. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — October 19, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I second Lori @ RecipeGirl – nothing beats tomato soup with grilled cheese ^_~

    Isn’t it amazing how much Baby can change your life? We used to be organized and scheduled – Baby has other ideas. If it was anyone or anything else you’d be annoyed/upset that your life is being disrupted. But for that little one, who looks up and smiles (smiling yet?) you’d do anything for them. Enjoy him!

    • Two Peas replied: — October 19th, 2011 @ 9:45 am

      Our lives are different, but much better. We love our little guy:)

  13. Andrea the Kitchen Witch — October 19, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Your baby is beautiful! Congrats on becoming parents :) This soup sound delicious and a perfect use of my late season bounty of tomatoes, too. Question: Do you peel the tomatoes or just puree them and the skins into the soup? It looks wonderful!

    • Two Peas replied: — October 19th, 2011 @ 9:45 am

      I didn’t peel the tomatoes, just puree the skins!

  14. Angie @ Bigbearswife — October 19, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    mmmm Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is one of my favorites! We make Pepperoni and grilled cheese sandwiches with ours. Yum!

  15. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 19, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I would love a big bowl of this today!

  16. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 19, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    This is such a classic and always so welcome at the end of a long, tiring day. Glad to hear that the “little pea” is doing great and you’re all adjusting!

  17. Maggie @ kitchie coo — October 19, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I promise, you will get back into the kitchen! I just had my first little one a year ago, and the first three months of her life I was convinced I would never cook again. But alas, we have found a “new normal” and I have been back in action for the past 9 months. I have learned to adapt my baby life into my cooking life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I do most of my baking and cooking when she’s napping or has gone to bed. Housework can wait! 😉
    I am a new reader to your blog and totally loving it! You’ve got great recipes, great writing and a very very cute little babe.

  18. Caroline @ Pink Basil — October 19, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I have been wanting to try a soup like this. Tomato basil is my favorite soup of all time and I always thought roasting the tomatoes would be delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Deborah — October 19, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Sounds delicious!!

  20. Lisa [With Style and Grace] — October 19, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Mmmm…. love tomato basil soup!! thanks for linking to me :)

  21. Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 19, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Tomato soup is my favorite! Sounds like you all are adjusting to your new life wonderfully :)

  22. Hope — October 19, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Mama needs an immersion blender.

  23. Cookie Sleuth — October 19, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    This sounds so great right now!

  24. Lauren — October 19, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Beautiful! Can never go wrong with tomato soup and grilled cheese!

  25. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 19, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    i love roasting veggies. this sounds amazing!!

  26. Bev Weidner — October 19, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    I. Love. This. Soup. So. Much.

  27. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 19, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    i have been thinking about make this! I will try your version for a change

  28. Joanne — October 19, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Go-with-the-flow is definitely the name of the game once you become a parent! Good thing you had this in the freezer…looks delicious!

  29. Priyanka — October 19, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Thats a wonderful looking soup…love that your soup has texture and not too smooth. Awesome

  30. Mmm….grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup sounds like an amazing dinner!

  31. jenna — October 19, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    mmm , this looks so wholesome and delicious!

  32. Kiran @ — October 19, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    That soup looks yummy Maria :) And kudos to you guys for meal-planning, ahead of time!

  33. Biz — October 19, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Tomato soup and grilled cheese = perfect combo! Yum!

  34. Kalyn — October 19, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    It does sound really good!

  35. My favorite fall soup! Goes excellent with a grilled cheese sandwich!!

  36. Karen @ SiciLean — October 19, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Glad to hear that your little one is doing well! Soup is always a great meal that you can make ahead – a big help when you’re a new parent! It’s also a great way to welcome autumn. (And nothing is quite as comforting as Tomato soup, right?)

  37. Erica — October 19, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    Having a routine is TOUGH! The little one always wants to dictate how things are done 😉 That soup looks GREAT! I love tomato soup too. And grilled cheese is the perfect side

  38. Courtney — October 19, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Your little pea is precious! 😉 This soup looks delicious, will have to make double so we can freeze!

  39. Emily — October 19, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    I am a new big fan of your blog. I have tried a handful of things so far, and have yet to be disappointed. In fact, everything has been a whopping success! This soup was no exception. We loved loved loved it. I’m going to have to think twice before ordering tomato basil soup at restaurants from now on, because I don’t know how it could have gotten any better. We ate it with the pumpkin cornbread recipe we found on this website (which is my husband’s new favorite food, period). I’m looking forward to freezing the left overs of this meal and eating it again on the next cold and rainy day. Thanks for posting, even though life with a new baby is anything but predictable!!

  40. Tracey — October 19, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    I wish I’d had a bowl of this soup for lunch today – it was cold and rainy here so it would have been perfect!

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