Three Step Tomato Soup

I have been searching for over a year for an easy, tasty tomato soup.  Our favorite is the one at Panera and I could not find one that I could make at home, that came close, until today….I even bought a pretzel roll and carved it out to make a bread bowl.  It was a HUGE hit…both my girls and my parents LOVED it…I hope you do too!!! Bon Appetit!!!

image The Washington Post

adapted from Kelly in the City Blog


  • A large diced onion
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Two 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes (56 oz in total)
  • Two cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a pot large enough for the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Dice the onion and place in the pot to briefly simmer.
  3. Empty tomatoes and water into pot.
  4. Allow soup to gently boil for up to half an hour, uncovered.
  5. Blend soup using an immersion blender to your preferred consistency.
  6. Season to taste.
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