Tomato Soup with Cream or Without

Preparation info
  • Makes 6 cups 1.5 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

What campbell’s cream of tomato soup should be, but better. If there is no food mill, peel and seed the tomatoes before cooking. When they’re cooked, purée them in a food processor.


  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced


In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.

If using fresh tomatoes, stir them into the onions, raise the heat, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Pass through the fine disc of a food mill and return to the pan.

If using the tomato purée, stir it into the cooked on