Roasted tomato & mascarpone soup

Roasted tomato & mascarpone soup

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins


Serves 4
Luxuriously smooth, this blended cream of tomato soup is packed full of rich Italian flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal237
  • fat16.2g
  • saturates5.8g
  • carbs18.2g
  • sugars16.1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein4.4g
  • salt0.5g


  • 1kg very ripe tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • pinch golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 large onion, chopped



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

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped



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

  • sprig of thyme and 2 fresh bay leaves, tied together


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sundried or normal tomato purée
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese (or use double cream as alternative)

To serve (optional)

  • best quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…


  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3 - 4. Bring a pan of water to the boil and get a bowl of iced water at the ready. Cut a small slit in the bottom of each tomato then plunge into boiling water in batches for 10 secs then lift out into the iced water. Drain and peel the tomatoes then halve and place on a baking tray cut side up. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the sugar. Drizzle with the vinegar and 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Roast the tomatoes for 1hr until semi-dried and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and carrot gently for about 10 mins until very soft. Add the tied herbs and garlic and cook for a minute more. Stir in the tomato purée then tip in the roasted tomatoes and any juices from the tray. Pour over the stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down and simmer for 10 mins.

  3. Remove the tied herbs and discard. Add the mascarpone then take off the heat, blitz well with a hand blender. If you want a smoother soup then it can be sieved but this isn’t really necessary. The soup can now be cooled and kept for 3 days in the fridge or frozen for up to 1 month. For a dinner party, serve the soup with a sprig of thyme and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.

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29th Apr, 2014
Absolutely delicious!
16th Oct, 2013
Tastes amazing! Best soup I've ever made.
9th Oct, 2013
This is absolutely delicious. I served with a few small cubes of feta cheese in the soup. Will definitely make again.
2nd Dec, 2012
Amazing!!!!! Think this has got to be my favourite soup off this site. Yes it takes a while to prepare but so worth it.
2nd Nov, 2012
This was definitely one of the tastiest soups I have made. It was surprisingly easy and much better than the soups from the store. It goes greatly with freshly made carrot bread.
13th Oct, 2012
My flatmate told me this was the best soup she'd EVER tasted. Really yummy.
5th Jun, 2012
I can't believe how easy this was to make. I was cheeky and added 2 tablespoons of double cream (as I had some left over that I needed to use) and it tastes just like the soup I used to purchase from the supermarket. I'm making another batch tonight to freeze.
4th Mar, 2012
went out perfect, easy step by step recipe. nice with fresh white bread.


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