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Garden Tomato Soup

Meet the Cook: "Delicious" and "filling" are the words friends I've served this soup to use to describe it. Alone, it makes for a tasty lunch...or you can have it with a sandwich or crackers. Like an even heartier soup? Simply cube some of your leftover cooked chicken or roast and add. I've long enjoyed trying new recipes on my husband. He's a former agriculture minister of Saskatchewan...and my taste tester of 52 years! We have four grown sons and 11 grandchildren. -Frances McFarlane, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-3/4 quarts)


  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tomatoes (about 7 medium)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • In a large saucepan, saute the celery, onion, carrot and green pepper in butter until tender. Add 4 cups broth, tomatoes, sugar, curry, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • In small bowl, stir flour and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir into tomato mixture; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 144 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 1004mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Taxmaster
    Oct 31, 2020

    Have made this recipe many times over the last few years after finding it in the Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups cookbook. Both my husband and I love the flavor and it's a great way to use a bounty of fresh tomatoes from the garden. The only changes I've made to the recipe is to slice the carrot rather than shredding it - and I use a lot more curry powder (as much as three times what's in the recipe) because we like the flavor. Wonderful for a light lunch all by itself.

  • kayakbabe1
    Jan 11, 2014

    This is a wonderfully delicious soup which I have been making for years! It tastes so fresh and pairs well with grilled cheese sandwiches. Canned chopped tomatoes are good if fresh is not available.

  • MaikoEmi
    Aug 27, 2012

    So good! I did make a few changes, I added about a tbsp of minced garlic, another 1 tbsp of butter, I threw in some mushrooms, I also had beef broth on hand instead of vegetable or chicken. I replaced 1 cup of broth with white wine, and used 1/2 cup of sherry at the end instead of the broth. I think the wines deepened the flavor. I served with a crostini. This would be an amazing fall dish on a breezy night. Mmmm!

  • N-H
    Mar 11, 2012

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  • Giselle's friend
    Oct 5, 2011

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  • medabear
    Jan 31, 2011

    I really like this soup. I add cubed chicken or turkey and 1 cup shredded zucchini to the recipe.

  • linda49441
    Jul 27, 2010

    we can't wait until the tomatos ripen in the garden since i discovered this soup several years ago

  • ukpuritan40
    Jan 6, 2010

    We make this recipe or one just like it, all the time. We love it. I think "tomato soup" is a bit of misnomer though, it's more of a tomato based vegetable soup in our eyes. We too like to chunk some Chicken in it and the canned chicken from costco is perfect, just one can for this recipe is great.