MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE
THE BEST CLASSIC TOMATO SOUP
Easy and fast, this is the best classic tomato soup recipe ever! It’s been a tried-and-true favorite for years. With grilled cheese? YUM!
Prep Time: 35 MINS
– can diced tomatoes – chicken or vegetable broth – salted butter – onion – bay leaf – brown sugar – tomato paste – all-purpose flour – baking soda – Salt and pepper – heavy cream
Yield: 8 SERVINGS
Drain the canned tomatoes, pressing lightly to release all of the juice.
Add broth to the tomato juice to equal 3 1/2 cups total. Set tomatoes and liquid aside.
Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the drained tomatoes, the bay leaf and the brown sugar.
Stir in the tomato paste and the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes
Stir in the reserved tomato juice/broth mixture, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring the soup to a boil.
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