Parmesan Tomato Soup

After ordering groceries on Sunday, and not knowing what would come in my box of produce, I was so excited to see some super fresh tomatoes inside the box. I’ve had some tomatoes this summer, but none as delicious as these. They were perfectly ripe, sweet, and exactly what I wanted on my grilled cheese I had planned.

So Monday night, we sliced up some tomatoes for our sandwiches, and I whipped up a side of tomato soup. However, wanting to ration my tomatoes for salads and tacos, I grabbed a few cans of Red Gold tomatoes, which the company had kindly sent me a few weeks ago. While I wasn’t sure they would live up to the fresh tomatoes from Relay Foods, I had a good experience with them before, and I thought they’d be perfect for tomato soup.

I grabbed one can of plain diced tomatoes, and one can of tomatoes seasoned with oregano and basil, and set to work. I actually wasn’t planning on adding in the Parmesan, but when I saw it sitting in the fridge, I thought it would add a nice flavor, and I loved how this turned out.

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Parmesan Tomato Soup
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Serves: 2
  • Parmesan Tomato Soup
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes (Red Gold are awesome!)
  • 3 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • ½ medium white onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • sprinkle of garlic salt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine everything except the Parmesan cheese into a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat down a bit and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer into a blender or food processor and puree until it's thick, but not chunky.
  4. Add in the grated Parmesan cheese, and let it cook on low for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with grilled cheese for maximum deliciousness.

This makes a pretty incredible lunch, especially with a grilled cheese!

creamy tomato soup

We had ours with a smoked gouda grilled cheese and it was perfect!

It was a little rainy and dreary in Richmond on Monday so this combo totally hit the spot. (And hey, it just so happened to be on the meal plan!) While the tomatoes for the soup weren’t technically fresh from the garden, they really did make delicious soup. I’ll be keeping these on hand, especially when tomatoes are out of season. It’s always nice to have options.

We’ve got a fairly busy weekend planned, but I’m hoping to squeeze in a trip to the Farmer’s Market to stock up on some more amazingly fresh veggies.

Have you had any delicious produce lately?


  1. Tomato soup has always been one of my favourites, and it’s even better when there’s grilled cheese involved <3 I've been hitting up the farmers market a lot lately, and the tomatoes and carrots that I get from there are to.die.for.

  2. I am saving this recipe for when it cools down a bit! Tomato soup is one of my faves!

  3. I am absolutely making this – been meaning to make my own tomato soup.

  4. yummy in my tummy!! can tomato soup be eaten w/o a bit of cheese? i don’t think so!!! happy weekend!

    • Tomato soup and cheese is basically like chocolate and peanut butter. They’re both good on their on, but clearly they were made for each other.

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! Because he works 2nd shift (3-11), my hubby and I typically share a lunch, around 1:00 or so…before he heads out on his long commute. Lately, I’ve been whipping up various soups….of course, with grilled cheese. Yesterday, I made a butternut squash soup, from butternut squash harvested from my father’s garden. It was to die for… 🙂 Looks like I’ll have to make this one soon, too…

  6. I love tomato soup esp with basil and a splash of cream 🙂

  7. This looks AMAZING! I love tomato soup and the addition of parmesan sounds perfect! Corrie @

  8. I really need to make tomato soup and a grilled cheese- I’ve been craving it forever!

  9. Mmm I could totally go for a grilled tomato mozzarella sandwich with tomato soup! I used to ask my mom to take me to TJs just to buy the ingredients for that meal. We actually have everything needed for this recipe…so it just might happen soon! 🙂

  10. Oh man! This looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for today’s rainy, dreary weather!

  11. One of my favourite foods growing up was tomato soup with grilled cheese! This sounds divine! My Mom just canned a bunch of tomatoes and gave some to me and they would be perfect for this recipe!!! I absolutely love summer but I can’t wait for fall so I can eat soup like it’s my job 😉 Have a great weekend!!!

  12. I love a nice bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I will have to try your recipe out because I usually take the lazy way out. And when you take the lazy way out it is a crap shoot if you are going to get a good soup or a nasty soup. thanks for the post.

  13. Tomato soup is always a hit, winter, summer, spring and fall!

  14. Love what a small list of ingredients this recipe uses!! It looks great, a nice winter warmer (at least for me here!)

  15. This soup sounds delicious beyond belief! It’s perfect for fall coming up, can’t wait to make on those cold nights 🙂

  16. Love the tomato soup recipe. Thank you! I’ve had fresh veggies recently that were from my friends Tower Garden. They’re homegrown year round in WA State. She can grow 20 fruits & veggies at once with no soil! I am a rep for Tower Garden & my personal Tower just arrived! I can’t wait to have my own fresh produce growing on my balcony!!You might be interested in growing your own since you love fruits & veggies so much! There’s peace of mind knowing they are truly organic, no GMO, pesticides/herbicides! So much cheaper then buying organic too! It’s an investment but pays for itself over & over! Here’s my web if you’d like to check out the Tower Garden & fruit & veggie whole food supplements 😉
    I’m here for any questions 😉 Thanks & keep the great recipes coming xo

  17. Total comfort food and looks like a tasty dish for a fall evening! I love tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. 🙂

  18. Confession: I don’t really care for tomato soup.. Confession #2: After seeing this recipe, I want to lick the whole bowl clean

  19. Love making homemade tomato soup, one of the best simple and satisfying dinners, this looks great!!

  20. Yum! This makes me happy! I heart homemade soups so hard! 🙂 I just threw leftover roasted veggies in a pot with veggie broth, black beans and some spice love. Immersion blender and dinner is done. Can’t wait to grab some tomatoes from the garden and try this one next. Thanks! 🙂


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