Variations on a Traditional Tomato Soup Recipe

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Nothing beats the taste of homemade tomato soup. One of the ultimate comfort foods, this soup, can warm your belly on a cold winter day. You can eat it on its own, or try dipping a grilled cheese sandwich in it for something a little bit different. There even a lot of ways that you can dress up a traditional tomato soup recipe to make it more interesting.


Things You Can Add to Your Bowl of Homemade Tomato Soup



There is nothing quite like the gooey-goodness of melted cheese in a bowl of tomato soup. Try sprinkling shredded cheddar cheese on top to add a bit of texture to your soup. Alternatively, add a dash of Parmesan for extra flavor.



Make the soup creamier by using milk instead of water in the recipe. This will give it a far richer, more sinful taste. Keep in mind that it will also increase the calories in each bowl. You may need to cut your portion sizes back accordingly.


Cream Cheese and Basil

Mix a dollop of cream cheese and some basil into the soup to create a delicious seasoned soup. You can even add a touch of oregano if you want to give it more of an Italian taste.


Cumin, Chili Powder, Cheese, Cayenne Pepper, and Sour Cream

Spice it up a bit by adding a touch of cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cheese, and sour cream. Just be sure to go easy on the cayenne pepper since it packs a punch.


Crumbled Bacon

Give homemade tomato soup a heartier flavor by adding a sprinkle of crumbled bacon. The smoky taste of the bacon blends beautifully with the soup, creating a hearty and satisfying meal.



Although this may seem obvious, adding crackers to tomato soup is delicious. Try skipping the standard saltines in favor of Goldfish crackers, Cheez-Its, or Ritz crackers instead.


Cooked Pasta

Try mixing in some cooked macaroni noodles to add some body and substance to the soup. This works particularly well if you also add some Italian spices like basil or oregano. It’s a bit like eating spaghetti-flavored soup.

These are some of the easiest ways to dress up a traditional tomato soup recipe. Use your creativity and see what else you can find in your kitchen than could enhance the taste of the soup.