One-Pot Wonders

Tomato Soup for a Cold Winter's Day

December 12, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4 (recipe can be doubled)
Author Notes

As I was, once again, shouting hosannas while eating Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter straight from the pot, I thought “hmmm, I bet this would make an awfully good tomato soup.” Slightly adapted from Kristen’s Genius recipe. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • 1 26-ounce box of Pomi strained tomatoes
  • 1 26-ounce box of Pomi chopped tomatoes
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • A few basil leaves, chopped if fresh, crumbled if dried
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • crusty bread, or a grilled cheese sangwidge (optional)
  • bag of Fritos (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Put a lid on it. Cook for 30 minutes. Taste for salt.
  2. Serve hot, with or without the onion, with some crusty bread to dip. Or if a grilled cheese sandwich is handy, I highly recommend that for dunking. A few Fritos would be a very good thing here, too.

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  • Elizabeth Rex
    Elizabeth Rex
  • mrslarkin
  • plainhomecook
  • Tim

6 Reviews

plainhomecook January 28, 2014
I served this for dinner tonight, with grilled cheese sandwiches as directed, to the sick husband and the picky child. I substituted dried rosemary because I was out of basil, and added a little vinegar along with the sugar. I heard exactly what you want to hear: "Aaah" and "Can I have some more?"
mrslarkin January 29, 2014
Love it! Thanks for letting me know.
Elizabeth R. February 23, 2013
Hi mrslarkin! I made your tomato soup (along with a bunch of your Caseus Truck grilled cheese sandwiches) for 4 very hungry guys today, and it totally hit the spot! It was so simple to make. I'm definitely incorporating this into my repertoire!
mrslarkin February 23, 2013
That is awesome, Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed it! You totally made my day. :)
Tim February 11, 2017
Hey I made this and it was amazing and easy. One thing though the onion pieces seemed to big. Should they have been diced or puréed??
mrslarkin February 11, 2017
Hi Tim! I like to keep my onion pieces large, but you can cut them up if you prefer. Glad you liked the soup!