This homemade, hearty, easy Roasted Tomato Soup recipe is the perfect wholesome soup For this fall and winter season. This creamy soup is Paleo, vegan, and gluten free
It’s finally soup season – and this Roasted Tomato Soup soothes the soul!
Recently, I have been super into Panera’s Creamy Tomato Soup. For this reason, I had to learn to make my own delicious, budget-friendly version.
This recipe is hearty and packed with roasted tomatoes, garlic, basil, and caramelized onions. It is the perfect healthy recipe for you and your family to enjoy as the weather gets colder.
Is tomato soup healthy?
Certainly, this tomato soup has nothing but amazing, healthy ingredients!
Tomatoes– tomatoes are loaded with an antioxidant called Lycopene. Furthermore, Lycopene is immune boosting and helps prevent illness – perfect timing for this season!
Learn more about the health benefits of tomatoes here.
Olive Oil – contains nutrients and antioxidants that help fight inflammation. Additionally, it’s a great source of healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer.
If you’re not convinced, read more about the health benefits of olive oil here.
Onion – high in vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium. In addition, studies have found links between the consumption of onions and the lowering of blood sugar.
Check out the health benefits of onions for yourself here.
Garlic – rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. Certainly, garlic has been used for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years.
Learn more about the health benefits of garlic here.
Paprika – did you know a tablespoon of paprika is almost a fifth of your daily vitamin A needs? Moreover, paprika is a great source of vitamin E, vitamin B6, and iron.
Explore several other health benefits of paprika here.
Basil – not only does basil add a fresh twist to your tomato soup, but it packs a bunch of vitamin K. In addition, it’s been shown to reduce stress and blood sugar.
Learn more about the benefits of basil here.
What can vegans eat with TOmato Soup?
Evidently, there are a lot of vegan pairings that go well with tomato soup!
Foremost, who doesn’t love tomato soup with toasted bread or some croutons? Yum!
Also, you can grab your favorite vegan cheese, hummus, or spread, and slather it on two pieces of bread for a grilled cheese alternative.
For added proteins, you can add crispy tofu, lentils, or chickpeas on top!
Moreover, don’t forget to drizzle in some coconut milk or even a dollop of your favorite vegan sour cream.
How can I thicken soup without milk?
I like blending the soup halfway so there are still chunks left.
However, if you love your soup EXTRA thick you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch, arrowroot, or tapioca starch. In this case, it won’t really change the flavor, but acts as a thickening agent.
Additionally, you can add some half-and-half or heavy cream if you’re not vegan.
However, vegan or not, this soup is to die for!
Ingredients for Roasted Tomato Soup
The ingredients for this healthy tomato soup are super simple and wholesome:
- Tomatoes, ripe and small/medium
- Olive oil
- Yellow onion, diced
- Garlic, minced
- Smoked Paprika
- Vegetable broth
- Basil leaves, fresh
- Coconut cream
- Olive oil
- Crusty bread
- Grilled cheese
Even just writing this, I can feel my mouth water!
Don’t like Basil? No problem, simply omit it.
How to make Roasted Tomato BaSIL Soup
First, wash and quarter the tomatoes.
Then, drizzle ¼ cup olive oil all over the tomatoes.
Following, bake the chopped tomatoes for 30 – 40 min at 425F.
After, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pot and sauté chopped onion, minced garlic, and seasoning for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
After that, add basil and roasted tomatoes, their juice, and vegetable broth.
Accordingly, use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend the soup to desired smoothness. Personally, I like having chunks of tomato here and there, but you can make it smoother if you like!
Finally, if desired, simmer for another half an hour and serve warm with your favorite toppings and added sides.
Do you need to peel tomatoes for soup?
In this case, you do not need to peel the tomatoes. In truth, since we use the immersion blender, the skin gets incorporated into the soup and is full of healthy nutrients and added fiber.
How to store Roasted Tomato Soup?
After cooling, store the leftover tomato soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Surprisingly, I find that it tastes even better the next day once the flavors have fully marinated.
And yes, you can freeze it!
I suggest freezing the soup in portion bags or boxes for easy defrosting and reheating. Generally, it should be good for about 3 months in the freezer.
What goes well with Tomato Soup?
Serve this Roasted Tomato Soup with any of your favorites:
- Garlic bread
- Try my Healthy Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Use up old bread and make croutons
- Grilled cheese
- Try my Pesto Chicken Grilled Cheese
In truth, this Roasted Tomato Soup also tastes amazing as a side to any lunch or dinner!
What other soup would you like to see this season? Leave a comment below!
Other Delicious Fall Recipes
Roasted Tomato Soup
- · 3 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes any small- to medium-sized tomatoes
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion diced (roughly 1 – 1/3 cup)
- 5 -6 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- optional toppings: drizzle of coconut cream or olive oil croutons, crusty
- Wash and quarter tomatoes.
- Drizzle ¼ cup olive oil all over tomatoes.
- Bake the chopped tomatoes for 30 – 40 min at 425F.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pot and sauté chopped onion, minced garlic, and seasoning for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
- Add the roasted tomatoes, their juice, basil, and vegetable broth.
- Use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend the soup to desired smoothness.
- If desired, simmer for another half an hour and serve warm with your favorite toppings and added sides.
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.
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