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4.34 from 9 votes

Classic Homemade Tomato Soup

Classic Homemade Tomato Soup is quick and easy to make.  As much as I love homegrown tomatoes, I find that canned tomatoes yield a more consistent end result.  But, if you have homemade on hand, and no canned, use what you've got. 


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium sweet onions diced
  • 3 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 sprigs fresh thyme tied with kitchen string
  • 2 tablespoons half and half


  • Over medium heat in a Dutch oven, or similar size cooking vessel, sauté onions in olive oil and butter until onions are soft, but not brown (about 5 to 8 minutes).
  • Stir in remaining ingredients, except half and half.Cover and simmer on medium low for 30 minutes.Remove lid and simmer an additional 10 minutes to reduce some of the liquid.
  • Remove from heat and stir in half and half. Discard thyme bundle.
  • Purée with immersion blender, food processor, or regular blender. Serve warm
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