Easy Tomato Soup

Selfie of Chelsea ConeThis recipe was written by Chelsea Cone, a marketer (and not-so-amateur chef) at our Santa Rosa location. 

Shelter-In-Place has taken effect, and the weather is meh. We’re all stuck inside and nothing makes me feel happier to be home than a warm bowl of tomato soup. It’s comforting and delicious, but most importantly - it's so, so easy to make!

All you need is:

  • 3 lbs of Tomatoes (any kind - use multiple tomato types if you’re feeling wild)
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ a yellow onion
  • 5 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • And a partridge in a pear tree (just kidding!)

Heirloom tomatoes sliced in half and on a baking sheet.Preheat your oven to 425 F. Spread out your halved tomatoes and garlic cloves (whole with skin) on a cookie sheet in 1 layer. Drizzle with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the tomatoes are a little charred on the outside and soft on the inside. Remove and let them cool for about 5 minutes, and then remove the skin from both the tomatoes and the garlic.   

All ingredients simmering in a pot.Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, and add the ½ chopped yellow onion. Let it cook until it's translucent (about 5 minutes), and then add the roasted tomatoes, garlic, chicken broth, and salt and pepper to taste (I used about half a tablespoon each). Bring to a boil for a few minutes, and then turn the heat down to simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer everything to a blender (or use an immersion blender if you're fancy) and blend until creamy. Put the blended soup back in the pot and simmer for 5 minutes, and voila! Your tomato soup is complete. If you like it creamier you can add cream, or even butter as it’s simmering.




  • juliet kelley says...

    thanks for the recipe. I’m in tahoe and served it with grilled cheese (on bread that my college age daughter made) and it was perfect for a snowy evening in!

    On March 25, 2020
  • Cadence says...

    That sounds amazing!

    On March 25, 2020

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