The secret to how to making this Campbells Tomato Soup recipe from home is simple and easy. Top your soup with some grilled cheese croutons and you've got a winning lunch or dinner!
Making Campbells Tomato Soup
My husband's favorite lunch has to be popping open a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup then dunking a grilled cheese sandwich in it. One of the reasons he loves it so much is that it doesn't have an overwhelming tomatoey taste. To him it tastes more like a cream of tomato soup which he loves.
History of Campbells Soup
Campbell's tomato soup is a beloved classic that has been around for over 100 years. It has a rich and creamy texture, along with a comforting flavor. It has been a staple in households around the world. It's super easy to make this copycat Campbell's tomato soup that is just as delicious and comforting as the canned original!
Why You Should Make Campbells Tomato Soup Recipe From Scratch
While Campbell's tomato soup is a classic, there are several reasons why someone may want to make a copycat version at home. For one, making your own soup allows you to control the ingredients and adjust the flavor to your liking. Additionally, making soup from scratch can be a fun and rewarding activity that allows you to experiment with different flavors and techniques.
Another benefit of making your own tomato soup is that it can be a healthier option than the canned version. Many canned soups contain high amounts of sodium and preservatives, which can be harmful to your health if consumed in excess. By making your own soup, you can reduce the amount of sodium and control the quality of the ingredients used.
Finally, making a copycat Campbell's tomato soup can be a fun way to recreate a classic comfort food that you may have grown up with. Whether you are looking to relive fond childhood memories or simply want to enjoy a warm bowl of soup on a cold day, this recipe is sure to satisfy.
you only need a few ingredients to make this soup:
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour (for gluten free, use 2-4 tablespoon cornstarch)
- 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes, with juice (you can use homemade canned equivalent)
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- ¼ teaspoon basil
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream (can use almond milk or dairy free heavy whipping cream as a substitute)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Don't Forget the Grilled Cheese Croutons!
These are seriously the best part of this soup! You've got to top your soup with some homemade croutons!
To make them you'll need:
- 4 slices multigrain or gluten free bread
- Cheddar cheese or dairy free cheese
- Butter or non dairy spread
Instructions for Making Your Soup:
- In a saucepan, add the oil. Heat to medium high and saute until the onion is soft--approximately 3-5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and continue cooking another minute. Slowly sprinkle in the flour and continue whisking until blended.
- Add the tomatoes with the juice and broth to the pan. Mix with the onion and garlic mixture until blended well. Add in the basil and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking frequently until the mixture thickens--approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cream or milk.
- In batches, pour the tomato soup into a blender and blend until mixture is smooth. Serve with grilled cheese croutons or grilled cheese sandwiches.
To Make Your Grilled Cheese Croutons:
Place a frying pan on the burner of the stove you were making the soup on. Allow pan to heat. While pan is heating, butter one side of each slice of bread. Make a sandwich with the bread with the buttered sides of the bread on the outside and the cheese slices on the inside of the sandwich. Place the sandwiches on the griddle and allow to cook until the bread on the stove side becomes browned. Flip sandwich and cook on the other side until browned. Remove from heat, place sandwiches on a cutting board. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the bread into ½ inch to one inch cubes. Serve on top of soup. (Hint: You can make the grilled cheese croutons before making the soup if you would like.)