As soon as the weather turns cool, I crave soup in all forms.  

I break out my slow cooker or stock pot, throw some quality broth in, and then whatever else I feel like.  Sometimes it’s all the vegetables, sometimes it’s meat filled, sometimes it’s thick with beans or lentils.  It really is hard to go wrong with a good soup.  

So frugal.  So delicious.

This creamy tomato soup is one that I have been making for years.  I love it because it is made with ingredients that I always have on hand.  Carrots, onion, celery, diced tomatoes, and broth are staple items in my house.  To make me love this soup even more, it is cooked all day in the slow cooker and then pureed with cream at the end to thicken it and give it a delicious rich taste.

Because I grew up with Campbell’s tomato soup and grilled cheese, I always have to pair this homemade version with a homemade grilled cheese sandwich made with sourdough bread, cheddar cheese, and if I’m feeling fancy, some bacon or pesto.  Sometimes the budget doesn’t allow for the fancy, and the plain is just as good.

Don’t forget to dunk!

Slow cooker creamy tomato soup
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
1072 calories
61 g
281 g
82 g
35 g
50 g
2257 g
6173 g
33 g
0 g
27 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2257g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1072
Calories from Fat 716
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 82g
125%
Saturated Fat 50g
251%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 281mg
94%
Sodium 6173mg
257%
Total Carbohydrates 61g
20%
Dietary Fiber 15g
61%
Sugars 33g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
550%
Vitamin C
212%
Calcium
63%
Iron
38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  2. 1 small onion diced
  3. 1-2 stalks of celery diced
  4. 1-2 large carrots diced
  5. 4 cups chicken broth (homemade is best)
  6. 1 T basil or to taste.  Fresh basil will be better tasting, but dried can be used as well.
  7. 8oz cream or half and half
  8. 1- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  9. Freshly grated parm cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots and chicken broth in crockpot.
  2. Cook on low 8 hours or high for 5 until veggies are soft.
  3. Puree with an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth.
  4. Add basil, cream and salt.
  5. Cook for another hour.
  6. Top with a generous portion of grated parmesan cheese when serving.
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calories
1072
fat
82g
protein
35g
carbs
61g
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