Perhaps when you think of tomato soup from a can you think of Campbell’s. Isn’t that what we grew up with? Comfort food at it’s finest is tomato soup served alongside a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s also a quick and easy meal. However, did you know you could make your own tomato soup? I have a wonderful recipe from my mother for a tomato soup that can be canned for later use. Perhaps you didn’t have a garden last year. You can also enjoy homemade tomato soup with ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry.

soup ingredietns

Tomato Soup From a Can


2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Cups diced onions
1 Tbsp minced garlic
½ tsp ground allspice
6 Tbsp chopped fresh dill leaves (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cups of chicken broth
2 cans (28oz each) plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 tsp sugar


Melt the butter in the olive oil in a heavy pot over low heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another three minutes stirring. Sprinkle the allspice over the onion garlic mixture and cook for another minute.

Saute onions and spices.

Add 4 Tbsp of the dill and season with salt and pepper.


Continue to cook over low heat for another five minutes. Add the broth, tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes and then remove from the heat.

Tomato soup

Puree the soup using an emersion blender.

Tomato soup

Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of dill. Serve hot or chill in the refrigerator to serve cold. I like it hot with a grilled cheese sandwich!

Tomato soup and grilled cheese.

2 comments on “Tomato Soup From a Can

Margy on November 17, 2017 6:03 pm

I want to get an immersion blender. I almost had it on sale at Costco yesterday but alas they were all sold out. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on November 17, 2017 8:03 pm

I got along fine without an immersion blender for years but now that I have one I couldn’t live without it! 🙂

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