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

4 from 3 votes


  • 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. 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. 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. 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.
  4. 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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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. Your baby is beautiful! Congrats on becoming parents πŸ™‚ 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!

  6. 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! πŸ˜‰
    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.

  7. 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?)

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

  9. 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!!

  10. I just made this soup this evening with a round grilled cheese sandwich that I plan to post tomorrow on my blog. I guess it’s just that time of year. With it freezing cold and raining here today hot soup and sandwich hits the spot.

    Your tomato basil soup looks wonderful!

  11. I recently made a soup almost exactly like this and the one ingredient I wished I had on hand was fresh basil πŸ™‚ Next time, for sure! I agree, roasting the tomatoes is totally key!

  12. I have several reasons for trying this recipe…I adore tomato soup, I just bought The Hubby and I new soup bowls I want to use and last but not least I never use my immersion blender and I really should!

  13. I just made this for lunch and boy is it going down well! My picky 11 yr olds love it. Thankfully. I jazzed it up a notch by floating a gruyere laden crouton on top. Yum!

  14. you know I just love the smell of basil, freshly ripped/sliced to garnish into hot tomato soup. It just makes me feel so good. I’m going to print this recipe; I need to make this for winter. I hate winter but this might make me smile.

  15. I’ve come across a lot of people freezing soups this fall. I’m always freezing tomato sauce so I don’t know why I haven’t done it with soup as well. Such a good idea for a quick meal. I’m a big tomato soup fan and like how this one has something a little extra to make it unique.

  16. Oh my goodness – I just made this and it tastes truly amazing! I never in my life thought I could make a soup that tastes this good. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  17. Your soup, and some grilled ham & cheese sandwiches are going to be Halloween dinner for my family. I’m planning to make it tonight while I have time, and reheat tomorrow for a quick dinner before all that trick or treating (3 kids; 7,9 & 12). Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. I’m a few weeks behind, but this has been on my radar! Finally have my big pack of Costco romas, and will roast the tomatoes the same night I make roasted root veggies to go with stewed beef. Saw on a grilled cheese blog (Grilled Cheese Social) to use shredded cheese and poke holes in your bread so the cheese oozes out and gives you a crusty-toasty-cheese exterior, too! Beats my trick of sprinkling parm on the outside. … and to think when I was a kid it was all about Campbell’s condensed tomato and velveeta… lol

  20. Please post a warning on using a blender to blend the soup after it has cooled, blending it well hot caused the blender top to exploded off and splattter hot soup all over my face which caused 2 nd degree burns. I would have not used the blender if I knew that it was dangerous.

  21. I’ve made this soup a few times now, and made it for my parents today. My Dad’s opinion? “If you got this in a restaurant you’d be raving about it. Delicious.”

    P.s. I find adding 1 tbsp tomato puree after the garlic and a few mini bell peppers (red) with the tinned tomatoes adds extra depth to the flavour.

    Thank you so much for this recipe, I’ll definitely be using it again.

  22. i skimmed the 92 previous comments, so please forgive if this was already posted, but may i ask why the canned tomatoes? if you’ve already used fresh tomatoes, why add the canned? and may i substitute them with fresh? thank you!

  23. I’ve only just discovered Two Peas and Their Pod, but I am hooked! The variety and creativity of your recipes are awesome! Anyway, made this soup last night and it was a big hit. One question…Do you seed your tomatoes? I didn’t and didn’t enjoy the texture of the seeds in what was otherwise a pretty smooth soup. However, I also couldn’t find Romas, so maybe that was the problem?

  24. so I’m leaving town tomorrow and I had like 4 tomatoes left over. So I decided to make soup and put it in the freezer for a future day. I finished the soup and it smelled so good that I had to eat a bowl. Such a good simple soup! πŸ™‚

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  26. Just tried this the other night and LOVED it. I’m not a big fan of tomatoes but I have always loved tomato soup, so I was worried that I wouldn’t like the consistency. It tasted great though! I will definitely be making this again in the future, and maybe even making some in advance so I can freeze it. Thanks for the great recipe!

  27. I just made this and it came out great!! The only change I made was that I added 1 cup of parmesan cheese to the soup and then sprinkled a little on top of each bowl and it made the soup a bit creamier. Thanks for your recipe, this will definitely stay in my cook book! πŸ™‚

  28. I am a newbie cook and have never made soup before. I just tried your recipe and it turned out great! It was super easy and tastes awesome. Thanks for posting!

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  30. if i don’t have time to roast the tomatoes what can i do instead of that? add an extra can of diced tomatoes? or two more? thanks in advance for reply.

  31. Have made this soup a couple of times now as per the recipe with the exception that I roast the onions and garlic with the tomatoes in the oven and it’s amazing! Thank You!! Making it tonight though and thought I had a can of diced tomatoes and don’t. Making it without but wondering what it adds to the soup….With all the tomatoes in it already what does the can add?

  32. Delicious soup! I just made it last night without deviating from the recipe. Great for lunch at work today. However, it has a bit of a spicy kick for me so the next time I make it, I will omit the red pepper flakes.

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  34. This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try it! A question – why do you use canned diced tomatoes instead of just using extra fresh tomatoes? Thanks!

  35. This was absolutely delicious. It was a bit runny (and I used 3 pounds of Β tomatoes!). So next time I may drain the canned tomatoes and/or use less broth.Β 

  36. I love this soup! So easy to make and it’s delicious. This year I made it with tomatoes and basil I grew myself…tastes even better for some reason! Making my second batch today to freeze and enjoy during the winter.

  37. Β What a great soup! I made it as directed although I didn’t have Roma tomatoes I had vine ripened tomatoes and they seem to work very well. I was a little heavy handed on the red pepper flakes which made it really spicy Β but still absolutel delicious.

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