Homemade “thick & creamy” Tomato Soup

tomato soup

Baby it’s cold outside. We have had a cold front blow in the last few days. When I say blow, it literally has blown cold, cold air since Sunday. We have got some snow and rain with it. Now it’s pretty much ice. Yesterday I decided this cold weather called for a warm soup for dinner. I have been wanting to come up with a good homemade tomato soup for quite some time now. I think I nailed it with this great soup. I love tomato soup, but how much better is homemade tomato soup?? Seriously so much better, trust me. Hope you all enjoy too with the cold weather.


8 medium sized tomatoes, halved

2 carrots, peeled & diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 yellow onion, chopped

5 garlic cloves, halved

2 ( 8 oz) cans of tomato sauce

1/2 c of heavy cream

2 dabs of butter

2 T of dried basil

2 t paprika

4 c. chicken broth

dash of ground thyme

salt & pepper

Puree tomatoes and set aside. Saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery with a little olive oil, until tender. Now puree those veggies, and mix in a large pot with pureed tomatoes. Add chicken broth, cream, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme and butter. Bring to a boil. Add two cans of tomato sauce, and cook soup until thickened. Serve hot with a grilled cheese sandwich.