Creamy tomato soup

Creamy tomato soup

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 6 adults and 6 kids

A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (10)

  • kcal180
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 celery sticks, chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 300g carrot, chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 500g potato, diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 4 bay leaves
  • 5 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 4 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 500g passata
  • 3 vegetable stock cubes
  • 400ml whole milk


  1. Put the oil, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and bay leaves in a big casserole dish, or two saucepans. Fry gently until the onions are softened – about 10-15 mins. Fill the kettle and boil it.

  2. Stir in the tomato purée, sugar, vinegar, chopped tomatoes and passata, then crumble in the stock cubes. Add 1 litre boiling water and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 mins until the potato is tender, then remove the bay leaves. Purée with a stick blender (or ladle into a blender in batches) until very smooth. Season to taste and add a pinch more sugar if it needs it. The soup can now be cooled and chilled for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

  3. To serve, reheat the soup, stirring in the milk – try not to let it boil. Serve in small bowls for the children with cheesy sausage rolls then later in bowls for the adults as Hot Bloody Mary soup (see 'Goes well with' recipes, below).

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3rd Sep, 2015
Halved the recipe. Didn't use the milk so kept to the 500ml of passata.. Also used light chicken stock and a couple of cloves of garlic
24th Jul, 2015
Made this soup today and it's delicious! I followed the recipe exactly but didn't add the milk at the end. After blending it looked pretty much like the well known brand tomato soups. Would recommend
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27th Mar, 2015
I added courgette, garlic and chilli. I replaced flour with baked potatoe
7th Jan, 2015
Last night was the first time I ever made soup. I decided to start with this recipe because it looked so easy and simple to do, which it was. I only called my Mum for help once. Buying the ingredients was easy between Sainsburys and Home Bargins, I choose not to use celery. The pot I used was a 6 litre and it was nearly full. So using the quantities exactly in this recipe gives you enough to enjoy and store away in the freezer to enjoy at a later date. I rated this recipe 5 stars because it was easy, and delicious.
8th Nov, 2014
Great soup, love very flavour, forgot to put the milk in but it didn't need it. My partner said it was the best tomato soup he'd ever had. Went really well with the cheesy sausage rolls
Jack gilliam
2nd Mar, 2014
Seems simple enough need to create this for school so hopefully it all works out!
25th Feb, 2014
Made half the amount of soup, didn't have any celery so used full amount of carrots and 300g potatoes. Used 6 fresh chopped tomatoes instead of tin tomatoes and 680g jar of passata . This soup was delicious the best tomato soup I've ever had, did not bother adding the milk, it was perfect flavour without, plus I'm dairy free.
Cooking Freak
3rd Feb, 2014
Fantastic soup made this yesterday for the family, they all liked it. My daughter asked for it again for her tea tonight. I also have a weeks supply to take to work for lunch. Will definitely be making this again.
2nd Jan, 2014
Amazing soup definitely a winner, its the first time making soup and what a cracker to start with, will be doing this again.
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26th Aug, 2013
Amazing soup! Try adding a carton or two of the tomatoes with basil or chilli for an extra kick. Didn't bother with the milk... There is enough favour on its own


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