Spicy Roasted Tomato Soup

Spicy Roasted Tomato Soup

Who loves summer?

Who loves tomatoes in the summer?

::raises hand::

Tomatoes from the garden have to be one of the most delicious things. I don’t think it gets much better.

Today I am stealing someone’s recipe.

Well, maybe not stealing, but using and enjoying immensely.

Steph over at Steph’s Bite by Bite made this amazing Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it.

Not only am I a HUGE tomato fan fanatic, but I also have to stick to rather soft food at the moment. I knew this would be a winner.

I changed up the recipe just a tad from the original, but I promise the results would be perfect either way.

Adapted from Steph’s Tomato Basil Soup here.


  • 3 cups yellow and red tomatoes (from the garden) – I included both heirloom, cherry, and roma
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 tablespoon ground jalapeno pepper (not the vegetable pepper, but like ground black pepper find it here)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 400ΒΊ

Place your tomatoes on a jelly roll pan so that the juices don’t go all over your oven. Pour about 1 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over top of the tomatoes and lightly salt and pepper them.

Let them roast for about 20 minutes. Now, my tomatoes were from the garden so they had a lot of liquid in them. Don’t get rid of that liquid!

In a large pot, put the remaining olive oil. Heat over medium high heat and then put in your onion and garlic. Cook them for about 4-6 minutes until the onions are just slightly browned.

Add in the roasted tomatoes with their juices, canned tomatoes with the juices as well, and all your spices and herbs.

Bring the soup to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Partially cover your pot and cook for about 20-30 minutes until soup is nice and hot.

With an immersion blender, blend the soup until you have your desired consistency. I left some chunks in mine, because I love my sauces and salsas and all things tomato a little more chunky.

Serve with whatever you like. Mine was served with some cheese and crackers.

Steph did an amazing job with this recipe and I am SO happy that I found it. Was so delicious and so easy to make on a weekday! Have to love that!

I am off to golf now! Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. My kids and I LOVE our tomato soup (especially when dunking grilled cheese in it) and yours looks fantastic, especially all the garlic you put in. Something tells me we’ll need to try this!

  2. Looks gorgeous!! And I love the changes that you made!!

  3. Your tomato soup looks so good -I’m always on the look out for tomato soup recipes, thanks for sharing this one;-)

  4. Oh man..this soup looks incredible! Our tomatoes are just starting to ripen…I think I know what I am going to make! πŸ™‚

  5. This soup looks beautiful! I’m not a huge fan of tomato soup, unfortunately, due to a bad run-in with the canned variety… but after seeing all the beautiful tomato soups on the blogosphere, I think I might just have to give it a second chance.
    Unfortunately, the squirrels keep stealing my tomatoes, so I’m lucky if I can get 3 tomatoes on any given day (let alone 3 whole cups), but I’m hoping I can score some nice ‘maters at the farmers market this weekend so that I can give this a try.

    • Silly squirrels! Those aren’t for them. Hopefully they will give you a break so you can make this…I promise it tastes nothing like the canned variety πŸ˜‰

  6. I love tomatoes, esp. fresh from the garden! The soup looks super.

  7. Have fun golfing my friend, this soup looks utterly incredible πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I love homemade tomato soup and a nice gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

  9. I love a good bowl of homemade tomato soup… not a big fan of the old can variety. This looks fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Ramona πŸ™‚

  10. Oh yummm! I am a sucker for homemade tomato soup πŸ™‚ I love Steph’s blog too πŸ˜‰

  11. I love tomato soup! Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich is one of my favorite things ever!

  12. I really need to make tomato soup ASAP while I can still buy wonderful summer produce. Your recipe sounds delightfully delicious~

  13. Regina@ cooking-with-mama.com says:

    I wish I had this recipe before my tomatoes got washed away in June! This soup sounds delicious and I will have to try it out as Kenny and I love tomato soup. Hopefully, our fall garden will give us a good crop to experiment with. Off to the store tomorrow to buy some tomatoes………Oh and you have my favorite crackers sitting right next to that bowl of soup!

  14. Ah beautiful! There is nothing better than a savory tomato soup in the summer. Especially when I have a fresh loaf of bread just waiting to be cut. Thanks for sharing!