Hands-on Time
13 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Smoked paprika and cumin round out the sweetness of San Marzano tomatoes. If you can't find these tomatoes, use a can of regular unsalted tomatoes.



How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, cumin, kosher salt, and paprika to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add minced garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes and chicken stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half.

Step 2

Place half of tomato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining tomato mixture. Top with parsley and freshly ground black pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Speedy and Delicious!

May 11, 2015
This soup was so easy and so fast to make, and had excellent flavor.   Ample for supper with a cheese sandwich or pepperjack melted on corn tortilla.  A useful addition to my file of quick recipes.

Yumoholic's Review

February 13, 2015
Way too runny. When I noticed that the recipe calls for almost equal parts stock to tomatoes, I kind of figured it'd turn out this way, but I didn't have the ingredients on hand to try a different recipe. Having said that, it had much better flavor than a canned tomato soup thanks I think to the sauteed onions and garlic.

bythebook17's Review

November 11, 2014
This is by far the worst tomato soup I've tried. The quantity of chicken stock to tomatoes should have been a clue. Very little tomato flavor and way too much onion flavor. I can't even finish what I've made, I'm throwing it away!

pinkkadilak's Review

January 06, 2014
This is a nice, quick, weeknight dinner that can be easily made with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. I usually just use some low sodium chicken broth instead of stock (since that's what I usually have on hand) and decrease the salt to 1/8 tsp accordingly. I like that it has a more interesting flavor than regular old Campbell's tomato soup. This makes the perfect comfort meal with a grilled cheese sandwich and a salad - yum!

Jane1019's Review

November 13, 2013

whiterosecute's Review

August 07, 2013

HamiltonSR's Review

June 13, 2013
Really great flavor and easy to make.

KathleenLee's Review

May 23, 2013

celsus1011's Review

May 01, 2013

LauraD0612's Review

April 24, 2013
Decent soup. Easy. I, in an effort to avoid dairy, substituted full coconut milk instead of half and half. Worked well. Nothing bad to say about this....but really, it's just average soup. I gave it 4 stars because it was exactly what I thought it would be. Perfectly fine! I put it with the menu of panko cod and soba noodle salad....interesting menu.