Making your own soup doesn’t have to be a kitchen nightmare. As a college student, canned soup has always been the go-to option, but it’s usually loaded with salt and not as great as it could be. Surprisingly enough, making your own soup really isn’t that difficult.

This tomato soup recipe is quick and requires relatively little skill to perfect. Pair it with these grilled cheese croutons for the ultimate experience.

Tomato Soup

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cans diced tomato
  • Salt
  • Basil (optional)
  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

  • Step 2

    Add broth, salt, and tomatoes, then bring to a boil.

  • Step 3

    Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Place soup in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.