October 21, 2019| By

Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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This creamy tomato soup recipe with crispy garlic croutons is made with pantry essentials like fresh tomatoes, fresh thyme, onion, olive oil, black pepper, and a few more others. You can’t go wrong with this recipe because it’s quick and easy. On cold fall nights when you’re craving a fulfilling soup, the creamy heirloom tomato soup recipe is for you. Topped with delicious garlic croutons for that extra tastiness.

If you’re looking for an exquisite winter warmer meal, the finest taste of this tomato soup will have you asking for extras as you serve this either for lunch or for dinner. 

Why settle for basic tomato sauce when you can elevate it using this recipe? The crushed tomatoes blend well with the coconut cream (or heavy cream if you don’t have any) and topped with the crunchy croutons it will immediately become a fall classic in your household.

Delicious Tomato Soup with Croutons

Now that Fall is finally here, this will certainly become my comfort food for the cold nights to come. It's the perfect soup to enjoy on a cool Fall day while admiring the foliage. I know it may be hard to imagine, but you can have this rich, consoling soup on the table (yummy croutons included) in no time!

Weather in the DMV is proof that Fall is here. It was one of those days where you just want to sit in front of the fireplace and cuddle up with a bunch of blankets. Given this, I felt the strong urge to cook up some tomato soup.

The most amazing thing about this recipe as well is that you probably already have all the ingredients with you in your pantry and all you have to do now is get up and make it!

The solution to put this soup on top of the table as soon as possible is to immediately coop the soup as soon as your golden brown croutons go out of the oven. By doing so, everything will be prepared at the same time and you’ll have a warm bowl of easy tomato soup recipe to serve on the dining table.

This creamy tomato soup recipe with garlic croutons is effortless and can be custom-tailored to your taste you can do these to enhance the flavors according to you:

  • Test contrasting spices together. Curry powder is yummy and will add a different taste to your tomato soup.
  • If you want to go all out with it, build up the cream when blending the soup to make it more self-indulgent. If you’re conscious about your calories, you can also skip this part.
  • Adding in red pepper flakes to make this spicier is also an option. This version isn’t spicy but if you want yours to be, you can freely incorporate it in.
  • Add as many herbs as you want! My favorite one in this dish is the fresh basil, depending on what you have in your fridge you can certainly put them in.

This is your sign to skip the canned tomato soup and instead make this creamy soup for tonight! Perfectly paired with some grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.


As a kid, I didn't care for tomato soup. Tomatoes are good but tomato soup always just tasted so bland. I began making my tomato soup in college when I had the flu and my roommate gave me a can of Campbell's tomato soup. 

I remember thinking "oh boy, not a big fan of tomato soup but let's try this anyway." I added garlic and pepper to the soup and that made it palatable.

Halfway through the bowl, I wondered how I could make it better, so I tried making it from scratch and was shocked at the result. A tasty, creamy, and inexpensive way to make tomatoes into an awesome meal. This is a fun recipe to make that I'm sure will be a hit in your home!

It’s honestly so simple to make! All you have to do is mix the ingredient for the creamy tomato soup in a large pot, stirring occasionally to make sure that it doesn’t get overcooked, add some salt and pepper and other spices, mix in the garlic and cook to perfection.

Of course, the full details of the recipe are listed below but if you’re still hesitating whether you want to make this or not, this is a sign for you to do so.

Benefits of tomato soup

Your favorite comfort food is good for you. Before we dive into the recipe, let’s see how tomato soup can benefit your health:

  • It increases your lycopene. The red hue that gives the tomato color is going to give you powerful antioxidant protection and reduce a few types of cancer.
  • Tomato soup will boost your potassium, selenium, and copper intake. 
  • It’s loaded with Vitamins A and C which means it can aid with your vision and immune system.
  • Tomato soup can help you lose weight. Vegetable-based soups are much healthier than any other kind of soup thus helping with weight loss.

And now we’re on to the good part! Read the recipe card below to know how you can make this tasty tomato soup. If you want to double the recipe, you are free to do so by measuring the ingredients properly.

I used heirloom tomatoes for this dish but I’ve also heard so many good things about the San Marzano tomatoes. I might give them a try soon in my immersion blender and add them into my vegetable broth. Now on to the recipe!

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Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons

Creamy tomato soup that's easy to make and
Serving: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 350kcal


  • 8 Heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ()
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 6 Basil Leaves, diced
  • 1 cups of pesto ()
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • For the Croutons:
  • 1 Loaf Sourdough Bread (
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp Pesto
  • 4 Sage Leaves, chopped
  • 3 Basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Over medium heat, pour olive oil into an oven safe dutch oven and allow oil to warm. Combine shallots, onion, thyme, basil leaves, garlic, salt, and pepper and saute. Allow to cook until aromatic and onions begin to become translucent.
  • Add heirloom tomatoes to the mixture and put into oven to roast for Once removed from the oven, the tomatoes should be soft and juicy if pressed. Pour everything into a blender and puree.
  • Pour mixture back into the dutch oven and add pesto and Parmesan cheese and allow to simmer for about 25 minutes. Add salt and pepper as preferred. Stir occasionally.
  • For the Croutons: Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Cut loaf of bread into cube size pieces and add to a large bowl. ( Once the croutons are finished in the oven, turn the oven off and allow the croutons to stay in the oven until oven goes back to room temperature - this allows for the croutons to become dry and crispy.
  • In a food processor, add basil, sage, pesto, olive oil, garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Pulse until chunky. Add the mix to the bowl of cubed bread and ensure that all of the bread is covered in the mix.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil or Pam so that bread does not stick to the bottom. Add bread to a baking sheet, ensuring that all pieces are evenly spaced without overcrowding. Cook for . Remove the bread from the oven and flip the bread over. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and cook for an . *(
  • Once the croutons are finished in the oven, turn the oven off and allow the croutons to stay in the oven until oven goes back to room temperature - this allows for the croutons to become dry and crispy.


Calories: 350kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soups
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    We loved this soup! It was so easy to make and delicious. My husband said it was the best tomato soup he ever had. Perfect for a rainy & cold day in Seattle.

  2. I personally dislike tomato soup. But after making this recipe I asked my husband to rate it and he gave it 5 stars. "Best tomato soup I've ever had" were his exact words.

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