This Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup is easy to make and uses up all of those delicious tomatoes in your garden before the end of the season! This soup is creamy, full of flavor, and perfect for those chilly fall days.
Once the air starts to get a little chilly I instantly want warm and delicious soup. Making this Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup Recipe is so easy and so much better than a canned version. While this recipe calls for heirloom tomatoes, you can use any variety of tomatoes you like. You can also make this soup and freeze some for later so you always have delicious homemade soup ready to go!
If you are looking for more warming soup recipes, check out my Tomato and Orange Soup, Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup, and my Easy Cioppino Seafood Soup!
Ingredients Needed to Make Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup
- fresh heirloom tomatoes (or regular tomatoes, any variety)
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- fresh garlic cloves
- unsalted butter
- chicken stock/broth
- fresh basil
- dried oregano
- baking soda
- heavy cream
How to Make Roasted Tomato Soup
- Drizzle the tomatoes and garlic with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast on a baking sheet lined with foil at 400°F for 30 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot like a dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat. Place the onions in the butter and cook until translucent and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, basil, and oregano and then carefully add the roasted tomatoes and garlic along with all of the juices to the pot as well and stir to combine. Add in the baking soda and continue stirring. After the mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender (or use your immersion/hand blender) and purée it until nice and smooth.
- Return the soup to the pot over low heat and stir in the heavy cream.
- Serve in bowls and garnish as desired.
Why do you add Baking Soda to Tomato Soup?
Baking soda is added to tomato soup to neutralize the acid in the tomatoes. Baking soda also helps when adding milk or cream to a soup. The dairy will not curdle if there is baking soda present. When you add the baking soda it will foam and bubble for a minute. Don't worry, it will stop pretty quickly and it doesn't change the flavor.
What are Heirloom Tomatoes?
Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds that have been passed down generation after generation. They are chosen from the best tomatoes of the season so you know they are going to taste good! They also haven't been genetically modified and are naturally pollinated so they are as pure as they can be.
Although heirloom tomatoes can look a little strange in shape and color, they taste unbelievable and have so much more flavor than your typical grocery store tomato. Since heirloom tomatoes have become much more popular over the years, you can find them in most grocery stores in the summer and early fall.
Can I use regular tomatoes?
You can use regular tomatoes in this recipe. Since heirloom tomatoes are only available in the summer and early fall, it will be harder to find them in the winter and spring.
How to Garnish and Serve this Creamy Tomato Soup
- Add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and fresh basil to the top for an extra burst of flavor.
- Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate comfort food experience!
- Serve with easy homemade bread like my No-Knead Rosemary Bread or Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread.
- Add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt to the top for even more creaminess.
- Top off the soup with some toasted breadcrumbs for a crunchy addition.
How to reduce the calories in this Heirloom Tomato Recipe
Listen, we all know cream and butter make things delicious. And the indulgence is usually worth it. However, there are times when we want a lighter version of our favorite recipes and this Roasted Tomato Recipe is easy to modify. Instead of cooking the onions in butter, you can use your favorite cooking oil like olive oil. And, if you are looking to cut even more calories, skip the cream or substitute it with Greek yogurt or low-fat milk instead. The soup won't be quite as creamy, but it will still be delicious!
How to store and freeze creamy heirloom tomato soup
Store this soup in a sealable container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Or, you can freeze this soup in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Just make sure the soup has completely cooled before freezing and you leave room for the soup to expand in the container.
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Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup
- large stockpot or dutch oven
- blender or immersion/hand blender
- aluminum foil
- 2½-3 pounds fresh heirloom tomatoes (10-12 medium tomatoes)
- 6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup unsalted butter (can sub olive oil)
- 1 large yellow or white onion, diced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup heavy cream (can sub greek yogurt or low-fat milk)
Optional Garnish and Sides
- shredded parmesan cheese
- fresh basil or oregano, julienned
- sourdough bread toasted
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir with a large spoon or your hands to ensure everything is coated. Roast for 30 minutes and then remove from the oven and set aside.
- Place the butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot like a dutch oven or stockpot. Melt the butter over medium-high heat and then add the onions. Cook the onions until translucent and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, basil, and oregano to the onions. Carefully add the roasted tomatoes and garlic along with all of the juices to the pot as well and stir to combine. Add in the baking soda and continue stirring. The mixture will bubble up for a moment, and then settle. After the mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender (or use your immersion/hand blender) and purée it until nice and smooth. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Be careful on this step because the soup is HOT!
- Return the soup to the saucepan over low heat and stir in the heavy cream. Bring the soup back to a simmer while stirring, you don't want it to boil. Taste for seasoning and add any salt or pepper if needed.
- Serve in bowls and garnish as desired. Enjoy!
- This recipe will make about 10 cups of soup.
- Baking soda is added to tomato soup to neutralize the acid in the tomatoes. Baking soda also helps when adding milk or cream to a soup. The dairy will not curdle if there is baking soda in the soup.
- Store this soup in a sealable container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Or, you can freeze this soup in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Just make sure the soup has completely cooled before freezing and you leave room for the soup to expand in the container.
- Instead of cooking the onions in butter, you can use your favorite cooking oil like olive oil or coconut oil. And, if you are really looking to cut calories, skip the cream or substitute it with Greek yogurt or low-fat milk instead.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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Beautiful, delicious way to use heirloom tomatoes! The buttery flavor and bright color is the perfect thing to store away for cold winters. Thank you!
Thanks, Heather, I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe.😊
Brianna May says
I love this soup!! It’s so good!
So glad to hear it, Lilly!
Love this tomato soup recipe!
This was the perfect recipe for my greenhouse full of tomatoes!
Yay! And I am SO jealous of your greenhouse full of tomatoes! 😂
Such a hearty and cozy soup! Yum!
Comfort in a bowl!
So warming and satisfying for winter!
The only soup I love is a tomato soup and this looks incredibly delicious. I can’t wait to try it.
You will love this one, I promise 😊
I love tomato soup and cannot wait to try this recipe!
I am always looking for great tomato soup recipes. I love the flavor from the roasted tomatoes!
Roasted tomatoes are the best! I hope you get a chance to try this one soon.
What a fantastic use of Heirloom tomatoes. The soup looks so creamy and comforting. Can't wait to taste this.
Heather Perine says
Oh I love heirloom tomatoes! And homemade tomato soup is my favorite. I can't wait to make this soup this week. Going to try with greek yogurt, sounds delicious
I hope you love this recipe, thanks for taking a look and for trying it!
Lindsay Howerton-Hastings says
This is perfect for late summer/early fall tomatoes that we are still getting!
Exactly! I just love this time of year. Enjoy!
Claudia Lamascolo says
This was simple to make and delicious we will make it often! We adore tomato soup!
So glad to hear it! You can’t go wrong with a good tomato soup 😊
I must have this. You leave the skins on then tomatoes, yes? And just blend them up in the soup? I’m excited for this - I LOVE tomato soup!!!
Yes! Leave those skins on and save yourself a step. The tomato skins will soften when you roast and cook them and once you blend everything together, you won't even know they were there, I promise! Enjoy 😁
This recipe is perfect for the farmers market haul I picked up this past Saturday! So glad I found it -- thank you!
Oh yes! I just love Farmer's markets. I feel like when you buy your produce from them it makes you more determined to use it all. I hope you love this soup!
Mandy Applegate says
I've been looking for a new tomato soup recipe and this looks just the ticket!
This is the one for you! LOL, I hope you get to try it soon!
Kayla DiMaggio says
This roasted heirloom tomato soup is so delicious! I loved all the flavors!
Thanks, Kayla! I'm so glad you liked it.