Slow Cooker Tomato Soup – The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup - The Magical Slow Cooker
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Making your own rich and creamy slow cooker tomato soup just got easier. The combination of tomato, garlic, broth, and a flour mixture makes for a soup that’s good for dinner and lunch leftovers.

This time of year we need all the soup recipes we can get! We also make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup, Chicken and Dumplings, and Minestrone Soup often!

tomato soup in slow cooker with cream drizzle

Why this recipe works

It’s easy to opt-in for grabbing a few cans of soup from the grocery store shelves, but that may not be the best option, nutritionally speaking. On the other hand, trying to recreate a classic soup that most people have typically enjoyed from the can is often seen as intimidating. But not anymore!

This crockpot creamy tomato soup recipe works because the ingredients are simple, the instructions are easy to understand, and it’s overall better choice nutrition-wise.

In addition to those perks, the prep time is minimal, and the cooking time is perfect, making this an ideal meal for a busy weeknight with enough leftovers to enjoy the next day.

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients for tomato soup on counter
  • Tomatoes – three types are used in this recipe: diced Italian from the can, tomato paste, and a large beefsteak tomato (diced).
  • chicken broth – any brand will do, you can use chicken stock if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Red – the white variety made by combining flour and water is used to help the tomato soup thicken.
  • Butter – added for the fat content and for helping create a robust soup.
  • Garlic – this recipe calls for fresh garlic cloves and garlic powder.
  • Heavy Cream – gives the soup a rich and silky flavor.
  • For topping – a cream swirl using heavy whipping cream and shredded parmesan cheese add the perfect finishing touches of flavor.

Step-by-Step Directions

4 steps on how to add ingredients to crockpot for tomato soup

StepOne – In a small bowl, make the roux by combining flour and water. Stir until mixed well.

StepTwo – Add the undrained can of diced tomatoes, large diced tomato, minced garlic, and onion to the crockpot. Then, add all other liquids (flour mixture, broth, heavy whipping cream), butter, and garlic powder.

StepThree – Add tomato paste.

Step Four – Stir to combine.

how to blend tomato soup and top with parmesan

Step Five – 30 minutes before the soup is finished cooking, use an immersion blender, blending until smooth.

step six – Before serving, add cream swirl, shredded parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. Add cooked sausage at this point if desired.

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variations

  • Tomato Basil – There are many variations of this soup, with the most popular being tomato basil soup. Everything is pretty much the same, except a nice helping of fresh basil is added toward the beginning and cooked with the rest of the ingredients (or dried basil works too!).
  • Chicken – Another variation adds chicken. Add two small chicken breasts to the slow cooker at the beginning of the cooking time. Before blending remove and shred. Blend the soup, then stir in the shredded chicken.
  • Veggie Packed – Add more herbs and vegetables. Celery, carrots, thyme, and oregano are a few additions that pair perfectly with this soup; no one will even know you snuck in extra vegetables after pulverizing.
crockpot full of tomato soup with bowl of soup next to it

Recipe FAQs

Can this recipe be made on the stovetop?

Yes! Everything can go according to the recipe; however, be sure to use a big pot and set the heating on simmer for about an hour before blending (stirring often); you may need to add additional broth.

Can I use a different flavor of broth?

You can use 5 cups of vegetable broth in substitution for the chicken broth. They are both similar in flavor.

Does this soup freeze well?

It sure does! You can make several batches and freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bags to quickly grab for a quick meal. If you choose to keep the leftovers in the refrigerator, they will keep for about three days.

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Slow Cooker Tomato Soup Recipe

Homemade tomato soup that slowly simmers away in the crockpot. Full of tomatoes, garlic and cream, SO good!

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Race: soup

Kitchen: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Services: 8

calories: 391calories

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour and water.

  • Add canned tomatoes (do not drain), diced tomato, diced onions, and minced garlic to the slow cooker. Pour in flour mixture, chicken broth, tomato paste, butter, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, and garlic powder. Stir to combine. Cover and set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3 hours, or low for 5 hours.

  • Use an immersion blender to blend the soup or place the soup in a blender in batches in a stand blender (be sure lid is on well).

  • Top with shredded parmesan and fresh basil. Swirl ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream into the soup. Enjoy!

  • If you want sausage, brown and crumble it. Stir into the finished soup.

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Recipe Notes:

Can I use a different broth?
You can use 5 cups of vegetable broth in substitution for the chicken broth. They are both similar in flavor.
Does this soup freeze well?
It sure does! You can make several batches and freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bags to quickly grab for a quick meal. If you choose to keep the leftovers in the refrigerator, they will keep for about three days.
Can I cook this on the stove top?
Yes! Everything can go according to the recipe; however, be sure to use a big pot and set the heating on simmer for about an hour before blending (stirring often); you may need to add additional broth.
Variations:

  • Tomato Basil – There are many variations of this soup, with the most popular being tomato basil soup. Everything is pretty much the same, except a nice helping of fresh basil is added toward the beginning and cooked with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chicken – Another variation adds chicken. Add two small chicken breasts to the slow cooker at the beginning of the cooking time. Before blending remove and shred. Blend the soup, then stir in the shredded chicken.
  • Veggie Packed – Add more herbs and vegetables. Celery, carrots, thyme, and oregano are a few additions that pair perfectly with this soup; no one will even know you snuck in extra vegetables after pulverizing.

Nutrition Information:

calories: 391calories | Carbohydrates: 12g | protein: 13g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 590mg | fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1027UI | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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