Old Fashioned Tomato Soup

Here’s some comfort food for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s…tomato soup – we always had it with grilled cheese sandwiches at our mother’s table.  This recipe, from the "Taste of Home Soups” soft cover cook book 2014, is so simple and good it’s amazing! 
I used home-canned whole tomatoes I cut up a little, and the flavor was great.  You don’t have to puree, and with no other thickening, it’s gluten-free as well. The goodness of the tomatoes shines through with the very simple seasoning.  I used a little less milk the second time I made this so it tasted more of the tomatoes, and we really enjoyed it with a small salad and grilled cheese sandwiches, of course.
Old Fashioned Tomato Soup
  14 ½    ounces  Diced Tomato -- undrained
     ½       teaspoon  Baking Soda
     ¼       teaspoon  Garlic Salt
              Salt and Pepper -- to taste
  1          Quart  Milk  
  2          tablespoons  Butter
              Fresh Parsley -- minced
In a large saucepan, bring tomatoes to a boil.  Add baking soda, garlic salt, salt and pepper.  Reduce heat; add the milk and butter.  Heat through, but do not boil.
1 pint of home canned or freshly stewed tomatoes with liquid can be substituted for the purchased canned tomatoes.
6 Servings
Yield:  "1 ½ quarts"

Per Serving: 148 Calories; 9g Fat (56.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 32mg Cholesterol; 315mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.


  1. I don't know. My favorite is still Campbell's made with milk. I've always loved it.

  2. Nadine,You have grilled cheese sandwiches (Velveeta) with Campbell's, right?
    I can no longer eat it as it has wheat in it, the soup that is.

  3. My grandmother used to make this soup, but she used whole tomatoes. It was wonderful. After eating Campbell's Tomato
    Soup all these years, it would take some getting used to again to use this old fashioned recipe, but I am going to do it! It was delicious soup! I had forgotten about the baking powder!


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