Quick and Easy Cream of Tomato Soup

It’s been a long day at work.  You’re tired, grumpy, and the last thing you want to do is have to stand on your feet any longer to slave away over the stove.  You reach into the cupboard for a can of soup-but WAIT!  Put the can down, and back away!  I’ve got the perfect soup for you.  It’s one of the easiest things you’ll ever make and it only takes a few minutes more than heating up that can of soup would take. Plus, it’s homemade, which will always win out over the canned stuff, in my opinion. 

I used orzo pasta here, but you can substitute another small pasta if you want, or even barley or rice would be nice.  A grilled cheese or even just some garlic bread or cheese toast would be perfect alongside.  A hot bowl of this soup is sure to make you feel better, I guarantee it! 🙂

Until next time, happy cooking!

Quick and Easy Cream of Tomato Soup


  • 1  medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup half & half


Cook the onion in butter in a saucepan until softened.  Stir in the tomatoes, broth, hot sauce, basil, sugar, and red wine vinegar.  Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture (if you don’t have one of these already, you need to get one asap, they are awesome!).  Stir in the orzo.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked.  Stir in the half & half and it’s ready to serve.

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Filed under Soups/Stews, Vegetarian

2 responses to “Quick and Easy Cream of Tomato Soup

  1. Just found your blog – love it so far!

    This recipe looks great. Nothing beats an easy, homemade soup. Keep ’em coming!

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