Healthy Homemade Tomato Soup

by Jen on May 15, 2012

So, you’re probably thinking why on earth I’m sharing a soup recipe with you when it feels like summer outside.

Well…even though it feels like summer some days, there are still those cool rainy days that you’re going to feel like soup.  And I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are always up for grilled cheese with tomato soup no matter what the temperature outside.

As a general rule, I tend to stay away from canned soup because of the added sodium.  I’m sure there are some decent ones out there, but wouldn’t you rather have some homemade soup with all natural ingredients?

Like I said, my kids and hubby love tomato soup and grilled cheese.  So I went looking for a healthy homemade version.  I originally found this recipe, but made a few changes to decrease the sodium even more.


Healthy Homemade Tomato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: serves 6




  • 2 - 28oz cans no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped (plus more for garnish if you like)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (plus more for garnish if you like)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • dash of sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt


  1. Spray a large pot with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  3. Pour in the 2 cans of tomatoes (including the juice) and the vegetable stock. Stir in the honey, basil, cheese, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the yogurt and cheddar cheese until well blended.
  5. Using an immersion blender or food processor, puree the soup until smooth.
  6. Serve with cheddar cheese and basil on top!


Nothing like a little handful of cheese on top!

This soup has a wonderful flavor to it due to the addition of fresh basil.

Some of the ways I’ve made this soup healthier than the canned version:

  • used no-salt added tomatoes and broth
  • used Greek yogurt instead of cream
  • used low-fat cheddar cheese instead of the full-fat version

Feel free to serve this Healthy Homemade Tomato Soup with a big slice of whole wheat bread or a warm grilled cheese sandwich.  And don’t be afraid to dunk!


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