Quick tomato soup with cheesy garlic dippers

Quick tomato soup with cheesy garlic dippers

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

Everyone needs a trusty tomato soup recipe - and this one costs less than a pound per serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat22g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.13g
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  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • dash each Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone
  • few torn basil leaves (optional)

For the dippers

  • 1 medium ciabatta roll, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 125g ball mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Put the tomatoes, sugar, stock and sauces into a medium pan with some salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 mins. Stir in the mascarpone and blend to a smooth soup. Return to the pan and keep warm while you make the dippers.

  2. Heat the grill to high and toast the ciabatta until golden. Rub with the garlic, season, then top with the cheese and grill until melted and golden. Slice into fingers and serve with the soup, sprinkled with the basil, if using.

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TheChicolo's picture
7th May, 2020
It was really tasty, but a bit too sweet for me! Will definitely lessen the amount of sugar and even cheese next time I make it. Cheesy garlic dippers were great though.
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Mrs Hamilton
26th Feb, 2020
Easy soup that can be made quickly. The cheesy toasted ciabatta makes it a bit more special. My kids loved it. Had to double the quantity to make enough for four of us. Will definitely make it again.
3rd Feb, 2020
perfect last minute hot school lunch you can knock up in the morning in next to no time
21st Dec, 2017
This is delicious and really easy to make! I didn't have any Tabasco so just added a sprinkling of chilli powder and added some basil leaves before blending. I've doubled the recipe to put some in the freezer too.
Evangelinemay's picture
19th Apr, 2016
The best / easiest soup I've ever made!
21st Apr, 2015
amazing simple and quick soup... my son be a little fussy sometimes even more so if he does not have meat on his plate but every single time the bowl is licked clean!!!! you have to make this one!
23rd Mar, 2015
Greats recipe but the second time of making it I used tinned peeled tomatoes to save having to sieve the skins and it was delicious.
14th Jun, 2014
Made this for lunch for my family and we all absolutely loved it. It is so easy and quick to make and tastes absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this again!
8th Jan, 2014
Really lovely tasty soup and so quick and easy to make, nicer than the popular tinned version which is saying something !!!
4th Nov, 2013
This soup is absolutely delicious and the closest I've found to tinned soup for fussy children! I agree with another reviewer that it is better sieved. Won't seem to let me rate so 5 stars!


30th Aug, 2019
Do I just let it cool completely and then put it into a container to freeze it? How long can I freeze it for please? Thanks.
goodfoodteam's picture
31st Aug, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can allow it to cool then seal it in a freezer proof container. It should last up to 3 months as long as it's been well sealed.
22nd Aug, 2019
Does this make a very smooth tomato soup without needing a blender?
goodfoodteam's picture
22nd Aug, 2019
Thanks for your question. For a smooth soup, you will need to use a blender, hand blender, food processor or mouli.
12th Feb, 2015
Can you make it one day in advance?
gwen007's picture
14th Sep, 2014
I can't get tinned cherry tomatoes , can I use normal tinned toms ?
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Sep, 2014
Hi there, thanks for your question, normal tinned tomatoes are fine.
27th Jul, 2013
if I don't have mascarphone can I substitute with heavy cream?
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Sep, 2014
Hi there. Use soft cheese or double cream if you can't find that.
7th Sep, 2014
1 tsp. Sugar instead of 1 tbsp. Use a little more stock. eg. 500 ml. for 6 persons. Perfect quick recipe, made it several times. Big Hit here in Holland.
23rd Jan, 2014
I substituted cherry tomatoes with 2x whole peeled plum tomatoes, doubled up on other ingredients and left out the mascarpone. End result was very tasty!