Make Ahead

Slow Roasted Tomato Soup

February  5, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

As the title suggests, a slow roast in the oven does all the work to produce this rich, comforting soup. While I love to finish it with a bit of cream, you can omit it all together to create a healthier, vegan version for an equally delicious meal. —Jennifer Perillo

What You'll Need
  • one 28-ounce can of whole, peeled tomatoes (I use San Marzano)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (about 2 teaspoons worth)
  • 1 1/2 cups reserved tomato juice (see directions)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons, to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty foil; set aside.
  2. Drain tomatoes, saving the juices for preparing the soup (you should have about 1 1/2 cups reserved). Slice the tomatoes in half and place cut-side up on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and brown sugar. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in the preheated oven for one hour. Remove tray from oven and let cool 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer cooled tomatoes to the bowl of your blender. Add the vegetable stock and blend until smooth. Pour soup into a 2-quart pot and heat until warmed, but not boiling. Stir in the cream and cook for one more minute. Serve garnished with croutons.

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Jennifer Perillo is the Consulting Food Editor at Working Mother magazine, and a regular a contributor to Relish Magazine and She shares stories about food, family and life at her blog In Jennie's Kitchen and in her debut cookbook, Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen (Running Press 2013).

2 Reviews

Jordan August 26, 2014
This was by far the most flavorful and delicious tomato soup I have ever made. I didn't have vegetable stock on hand, so I used chicken stock and it turned out great. Very simple and easy to put together. I served it with grilled cheese on a rainy day. Thanks for the great recipe!
livetoeat10 July 6, 2011
I like tomato soup , and this recipe is diviiine! I love the fact that you concentrate more on the flavor of the tomato unlike the other recipes, where they keep adding things and eventually it doesn't taste half as good as this. Really really nice.