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Easy Tomato Soup Recipe for Two

This Easy Tomato Soup for Two is the perfect quick and easy lunch or dinner. To make it, you just need one can of tomatoes, a handful of pantry staples, and less than half an hour.  

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 1 to 2 servings
Calories 239 kcal
Author Tracy


Special Equipment

Tomato Soup for Two

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 14-ounce can tomatoes whole, cubed, or crushed
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and red pepper and cook for 30 seconds. 

  3. Add tomatoes. If using whole tomatoes, crush with a spoon and simmer for 10 minutes to soften. If using diced tomatoes, simmer for 5 minutes. If using crushed tomatoes, continue to next step.

  4. Add broth. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  5. If using an immersion blender, blend soup until mostly smooth. You may need to tilt the pot for the blender to work effectively. If using a countertop blender, cool the soup for 10 minutes before transferring it to the blender and blend until smooth or mostly smooth. If soup is too thick, you can blend in a little more broth or water. Return to saucepan.

  6. Stir in cream and salt and pepper to taste. Reheat over medium heat if necessary and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Approximate nutritional information is for two servings.