A creamy and healthy Roasted Tomato Soup that's loaded with fresh flavors and super easy to make! This easy tomato basil soup recipe is perfect for a cold winter day, super tasty, and has less than 200 kcal for a big bowl. Serve it with rustic bread or grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner or lunch!
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Roasted Tomato Soup

A creamy and healthy Roasted Tomato Soup that's loaded with fresh flavors and super easy to make! This easy tomato basil soup recipe is perfect for a cold winter day, super tasty, and has less than 200 kcal for a big bowl. Serve it with rustic bread or grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner or lunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 3.5 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Slice the tomatoes in half and core them. Set aside.
  • Heat up 1 tbsp olive oil in a roasting tray or oven-safe wide pot/pan big enough to fit all the tomatoes in one layer over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute for 3 minutes until translucent. Keep stirring constantly. Then add the sliced garlic and cayenne pepper, cook for 1 more minute.
  • Place the tomato halves in one single layer cut-side down in the pan. Season with a little bit salt and pepper. Sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Cook over high heat for 4 minutes.
  • Give it a good stir and transfer to the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the tray/pot/pan carefully back to the stove (if you used a tray transfer tomatoes to a stock pot) and pour in the stock. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 4 minutes. Then add the cream and let cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Blend the soup with an immersion blender until almost smooth. Stir in chopped basil and season to taste with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve with rustic bread or grilled cheese sandwiches.

Notes

  1. Serve this recipe with a dollop of Tomato Pesto for even more flavor.
  2. Adapted from my favorite Gordon Ramsay cookbook.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 1192mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 77.7% | Vitamin C: 69.1% | Calcium: 7.1% | Iron: 8.4%