Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of tomato soup? It’s the ultimate comfort food. I’m always looking for a new, delicious recipe, and decided to give one of Chrissy Teigen’s a try.
Chrissy’s recipe Roasted Tomato Soup recipe is from Chrissy’s first cookbook, Cravings which has simple ingredients, is easy to follow, and the best part is it’s perfect for a cold winter night.
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Chrissy Teigen’s Tomato Soup Ingredients
All of Chrissy’s soup ingredients for this recipe are fresh, delicious, and to be honest, it’s a basic recipe that is full of flavor. The recipe begins by roasting your own tomatoes.
Here’s what you need:
Fresh Tomatoes – She suggests Roma, but says you can use whatever kind of tomatoes you like such as plum tomatoes. Using Roma tomatoes gives the soup a nice tang and makes it taste fresh.
Extra virgin olive oil
A little bit of Kosher salt and black pepper
One of the reasons I love this recipe is because you make everything from scratch, but it’s easy and uses the usual ingredients! The good thing is after you roast your tomatoes, you make the fresh-roasted tomatoes into the soup.
While at the grocery store, here’s what you need:
Herb sprigs – Like the tomatoes, Chrissy isn’t picky about what herbs you use. She suggests rosemary, thyme, and oregano, but again says you can use whatever. I followed her suggestions, but parsley or basil would taste good, too.
Onion – Chrissy doesn’t specify what color onion, so use what you have on hand. I like yellow onion since it caramelizes nicely and isn’t overpowering.
Chicken broth – Chrissy calls for low-sodium chicken broth, but use whatever you have in your pantry. You can use chicken stock or vegetable broth, too.
How to make Chrissy Teigen’s Tomato Soup?
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Chop the tomatoes in quarters.
Take the prepared baking sheet and put the tomatoes cut side up in a single layer. Drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper. Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
In a large dutch-oven or large saucepan, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 6 minutes. Add the garlic.
Add the roasted tomatoes to the soup pot and break them up a little with a spoon. Add and combine tomatoes with the broth and herb bundle and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
Discard the herbs then transfer the soup mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.
Serve and garnish this creamy tomato soup with fresh basil.
What to Eat with Tomato Soup?
Chrissy Teigen’s tomato soup recipe is fabulous on its own, but it can be enjoyed with other foods, too.
Here are some of my favorite things to pair with this recipe:
Garlic bread – Garlic bread is about the easiest thing you can make, and it’s perfect to pair with tomato soup. Try dipping your garlic bread into the soup for the cheesy, tomatoey, garlicky bite of your dreams. If you don’t have garlic bread you can just toast some slices of bread as well.
Deli sandwich – If there’s one thing that’s easier to make than garlic bread, it’s a sandwich. Top your favorite bread with deli meat and cheese for a quick side to complete your meal.
Peppery Parmesan crisps – Chrissy Teigen has another recipe for tomato soup, and she suggests making parmesan crisps to go with it. Parmesan crisps are easy to make, and they’d be perfect with this tomato soup recipe, too! Just bake little piles of parmesan and pepper until crispy. You can even pop them in your air fryer if you’re only making a few.
Fresh vegetables – This tomato soup recipe is very healthy already, but using fresh veggies as a side will make it even healthier. Chop up whatever you have on hand – celery, carrots, radishes, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower. You can’t go wrong!
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the classic tomato soup side – and a golden brown grilled cheese sandwich. Who could? The fact of the matter, grilled cheese is the perfect side for tomato soup.
Its gooey cheese and crispy bread so deliciously complement the freshness of tomato soup. It’s a tasty, easy meal that everyone loves.
I like to have a classic grilled cheese with white bread and American cheese, but I also like to spice things up sometimes and pair my tomato soup with another grilled cheese recipe, my Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melts.
This grilled cheese twist is perfect to eat with tomato soup. It’s made with delicious mozzarella, fresh pesto, and buttery Texas toast. It also has turkey, which adds a source of protein to the meal.
Do you need to peel the tomatoes?
Nope! Don’t worry about peeling the tomatoes. It’s a hassle, and unnecessary because you won’t notice the skins after blending.
Can I use canned tomatoes?
Don’t use canned tomatoes because they lack the flavor you get when you roast the tomatoes.
How do I thicken the soup?
If you want to thicken your tomato soup, cook it uncovered until thickened. If you’re a little impatient or want it even thicker, add a slurry. Mix 1T water with 1T cornstarch and add to the soup, stirring until it’s dissolved. You can also use tomato paste as well.
Can I use an immersion blender instead of a regular blender?
Of course! And honestly, it might be a little easier and less messy, which is a huge win. Instead of transferring the contents into a blender, keep them in your pot and blend with your immersion blender.
Do I need to tie the herbs?
You don’t need to tie the herbs, but doing so makes it much easier to grab when it’s time to discard them. Then you don’t have to go fishing for herb sprigs.
Can I add the garlic at the same time as the onions?
You can add the garlic at the same time as the onions if you’d like, but keep in mind it’ll change the flavor. Garlic’s taste is stronger the longer you wait to add it to a dish, so adding it later will make the soup more garlicky. It depends on what flavor you prefer.
How Long Does Tomato Soup Last in the Fridge?
Tomato soup will last in your fridge for three to four days after you make it. If you have any leftover, don’t let it go to waste! You can reheat it, and it’ll taste even better after it sits and the flavors develop.
You can keep your soup in the pot you cooked it in and reheat it in that same pot, or you can store it in another container and pour it into a saucepan to reheat. Do what works best for you!
Can You Freeze Tomato Soup?
You can definitely freeze tomato soup, and this recipe is especially easy to freeze. Just pour it into a freezer-safe container, label, date it, and eat it within six months. Freeze it in single serving containers, like mason jars, to make it easier to reheat for individuals.
It’s best to leave out dairy ingredients if you’re making tomato soup to freeze. Since this recipe is dairy-free, you can freeze it as is.
I love this recipe and know you will, too! The next time you are in the mood for a soup add this tomato soup since it’s the coziest meal for any day of the week.
Let me know if you try it. I’m sure it will become a favorite soup!
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Chrissy Teigen's Tomato Soup Recipe
- 4 pounds ripe tomatoes Roma, plum, vine-ripened, whatever
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 herb sprigs rosemary,thyme, oregano, whatever, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- Kosher salt and freshly
- ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Quarter and core the tomatoes. Arange cut-side up, on the baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
- Roast until softened and the edges are charred, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Tie the herbs with a piece of twine into an herb bundle.
- In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add the roasted tomatoes to the pan and break them up with a spoon. Add the broth and herb bundle and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Discard the herbs. Transfer the soup to a blender or use an immersion blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.