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small batch simple tomato soup with a little heat. perfect for a cozy day inside, especially with your favorite grilled cheese. simple + spicy tomato soup | a flavor journal food blog

small batch simple + spicy tomato soup

sara a.
small batch simple tomato soup with a little heat.  perfect on a cold day, especially with a really good grilled cheese. 
4.89 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
cool time 5 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 small bowls


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 onion chopped into wedges
  • 1 can (28 ounces) San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • pinch dried mint
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream


  • Heat a large, deep sauce pan over medium heat.  Add butter, and melt until beginning to bubble.
  • Add quartered onions, cook for 4-5 minutes until softened and translucent.  Add garlic, cook for about one minute, then add canned tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.  Stir to combine.
  • Add crushed red pepper and mint, and stir to mix into the other ingredients.  Simmer, uncovered, for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove the soup from the heat, and allow to cool about five minutes.  Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a food processor or blender, and blend until almost completely smooth.
  • Add the soup back to the pot it was cooked in, and stir in the heavy cream.  Adjust with additional salt and pepper to fit your tastes, if necessary.
  • Garnish with chopped basil or parsley, a little grated parmesan cheese, and serve hot!


This soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Keyword tomato soup
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