Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasting tomatoes sends their flavor into overdrive. For canned tomatoes I like Muir Glen canned plum tomatoes and San Marzano. Cooked tomatoes have lots of lycopene, which helps protect against prostate cancer. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

Roasted Tomato Soup


  • 4 or 5 large tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 28-ounce can plum tomatoes or one 26-ounce box Pomi strained tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • about 8 fresh sliced basil leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Put fresh tomatoes on a baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a little salt & pepper. Roast for 45 minutes, stirring once.
  3. While tomatoes are roasting sauté onion and garlic in oil (in a soup pot) for 5 minutes.
  4. Add stock, canned or boxed tomatoes, bay leaf, salt & pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add roasted tomatoes to the soup and cook another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add basil now if you choose.
  7. Puree in a food processor or with a stick blender.

Note: For cream of tomato soup just add a teaspoon of whipping cream per serving.

5 Comments on "Roasted Tomato Soup"

  1. Marilyn

    Hi Jenny,

    Thank you for the quick response to my question.

    Happy to hear that using San Marzano crushed tomatoes is o.k.

    I’m going to make your version next week and will report back to you
    how it turned out. My hubby is crazy nuts for tomato soup!
    I can’t make enough of it.

    So we’ll see what he thinks of yours

    will report back.

    Thanks again Jenny for your speedy response.

  2. Marilyn

    Jenny, can I use San Marzano’s crushed tomatoes for this soup?

    I make another tomato soup and use the San Marzano brand.
    It is absolutely delicious! I also use a hand blender that works
    great. Just wondering if Pomi would make a difference?

    Love,Love your recipies.!!

    Next I am going to make your “stuffed Cabbage rolls”
    My Grandma use to make them and they were out of site!
    She was Croation. They are good cooks too!

    waiting to hear from you and Thanks in advance.

    • Jenny

      Yes, San Marzano tomatoes are the best so use them for this soup. In fact, I will add that idea to the recipe.

  3. Anne

    You are so great ! Love your recipes ! Tell me a year or two ago you gave away some very fun colorful spatulas, all different sizes …”guess how many are in there…. ” What store did you purchase these from ? I really need some new ones ? Thx and happy cooking ! Anne

    • Jenny

      I must have close to a hundred spatulas and can’t be sure where I got the ones in the photo, but I buy most of my colorful tools at either Sur La Table or Target.

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