Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe, this one may surprise you!

Homemade Tomato Soup

Yes, most homemade tomato soups are made with fresh tomatoes, but this recipe, made using canned tomatoes just might surprise you! I know it did me. If using canned, I use premium San Marzano type tomatoes.

Many years ago, I think it was back in the early 70’s, my mother found a tomato soup in one of her French cuisine cookbooks (so popular at the time) and made it her own.

I have never heard of adding rolled oats to a soup, but it really does make a difference and nice touch.

I often add small pasta shells, cooked separately, at the end as an option.

This is a wonderful soup for the family to enjoy on a cold winters day!

Be sure to add a basket of fresh baguettes to the table.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or substitute with vegetable stock)
  • 1 large can (28 fl oz) of quality tomatoes (chopped with the juice)
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with small pasta shells (optional)


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in butter in a large heavy saucepan until softened
  2. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, carrot, celery, rolled oats, basil and sugar
  3. Season with salt and pepper and onion powder
  4. Bring to a boil, partially cover and reduce to simmer
  5. Simmer gently for 45 minutes
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