Our Most Delicious Tomato Soup Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chipotle-Tomato Soup
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Consider the beloved juicy, red tomato. It is one of the easiest plants to grow in the summer—so easy, in fact, that we plant too many and spend the sweltering months caring for and harvesting basketfuls of seasonal tomatoes. In the summer, we're incorporating them into every dish from sandwiches and tomato pies to fresh garden salads. Tomatoes will always be a favorite among the summer vegetable bounty, and we love to share our excess produce with our family and friends. We also love tomatoes because of their versatility. They can be frozen or canned and stored away for the cold winter months when we crave a taste of summer goodness. With a few additional ingredients, frozen or canned tomatoes can be turned into a thick and creamy comforting dish. Many of us grew up loving a bowl of warm tomato soup accompanied by a crispy grilled cheese, enjoyed regardless of the season (or time of day). While there's nothing wrong with reaching for a can of your favorite store-brand tomato soup, be sure to add a few ingredients to kick it up a notch. But if you want to start from scratch and make your own, we have you covered. From warm summer afternoons to chilly winter nights, these tomato soup recipes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

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Basil Tomato Soup

Basil Tomato Soup

Recipe: Basil Tomato Soup

Homemade tomato soup always hits the spot on chilly days and cold nights, but this recipe is especially irresistible. Substitute fried okra for the usual croutons, and add a hot grilled cheese for a complete warm, savory meal.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Roasted Tomato-Cheddar Soup
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

This delicious soup starts with roasting tomatoes with onion, garlic, and thyme for robust flavors and ends with stirring in cheddar cheese to give it just the right amount of creaminess. Top it off with more cheese and chives for the finishing touch.

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Green Tomato Gazpacho

Green Tomato Gazpacho
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Christine Keely

Recipe: Green Tomato Gazpacho

Tomato soup isn't just for chilly nights, and green tomatoes aren't just for frying. This colorful, peppery soup is perfect for a summer brunch or late afternoon supper and can be made up to a day ahead and chilled in the fridge.

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Slow-Cooker Chipotle-Tomato Soup

Slow-Cooker Chipotle-Tomato Soup
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chipotle-Tomato Soup

We're taking classic tomato soup up a notch with a little heat, but don't worry you can adjust the amount of chipotle chiles if spice isn't your thing. Top it off with homemade tortilla strips (or chips) and dollop of sour cream for the perfect creamy to crunchy ratio.

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