Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

The all-American classic known as tomato soup has been a go-to lunch dish for generations. However, not all tomato soups are created equal. This one is no exception. It begins with a flavorful base of fire-roasted tomatoes that are simmered with onion, garlic, and a generous amount of basil. Sage is added for a sweeter, more herbal flavor, and a little bit of nutmeg adds a hint of spice.

With the weather finally cooling down a bit, I was craving something warm and filling. I had a couple of mini-loaves of bread left over from making dinner, and some cheese I bought a couple weeks ago. Before I knew it, I had a soup on the stove bubbling away. A little chicken, some fire roasted tomatoes, and some goat cheese. It was really good.

Fire roasted tomatoes are typically used fresh in tomato salads, but they are also high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. In this easy, health-conscious recipe, which is great as a starter or side dish, the tomatoes are roasted in the oven, then blended with a touch of butter and a pinch of salt.

Warm, thick, and bursting with incredible flavors! Our Fire Roasted Tomato Soup is both delicious and simple to make. Paprika adds warmth, while basil adds a tangy note to complement the fire-roasted tomatoes. This dish is delicious from the first bowl to the last, and it feeds a small army, so come hungry!


I had only ever prepared tomato soup using a can of Campbell’s soup and milk for as long as I could remember. That was the end of it. I had lunch at a friend’s house (you can find out more about her here), and she prepared a wonderful tomato soup. That’s when I realized I’d been losing out on my whole life! I opted to make my own since I wanted something a little bolder, and that’s how the fire-roasted portion came about. This batch is also very large, so it will last us quite a while in our home!

What are the benefits of fire-roasted tomatoes?

Cooking over an open flame is known as fire roasting. The tomatoes will be blistered and somewhat blackened as a result of the fire. This enhances the taste of the tomatoes and gives them a smokey undertone.

Can I use a normal blender instead of an immersion blender if I don’t have one?

Yes, of course! The main advantage of using an immersion blender is that you don’t have to clean another big dish! After the soup has finished simmering, pour it into a blender and puree until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to do it in batches.

Is it possible to freeze tomato soup?

Absolutely! If you’re planning to freeze the soup, we recommend skipping the cream. Because you don’t want the milk to curdle, it’s a bit difficult to reheat soup with dairy. You may freeze it with the cream in it; just be careful to reheat it gently! Allow soup to cool completely before freezing in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.


The following are the ingredients for our Fire Roasted Tomato Soup:

  • 2 tsp. paprika (smoked)
  • 1 fire-roasted tomato can (28 oz) with juices
  • 1/4 cup peeled and sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes in a can
  • 28 oz chopped tomatoes in a can
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 tbsp. sliced butter
  • 1 quart of thick cream
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves, dried

To prepare our Fire Roasted Tomato Soup, follow these steps:

To begin, switch on the Instant Pot and choose the “Saute” option. Allow 2 minutes for it to heat up. When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the garlic, carrots, and onions.


Allow 5 minutes for the vegetables to cook. When the onions are ripe, they will become a transparent, clear hue. When the chicken is done cooking, add all of the canned tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the chicken stock.

Place the cover on your Instant Pot and set the timer for 6 minutes on “Manual.” Make sure the valve is set to “Seal.”

When it’s done cooking, manually release the pressure. To reduce the risk of damage from the hot steam, we suggest doing this using a long spoon.

After the steam has been released, gently open and remove the lid. Blend all of the items in the saucepan with your immersion blender.


After mixing for a few seconds, add the cream, paprika, and butter, chopped into tiny pieces. After that, use the immersion blender to completely mix everything together.


Your tomato soup is done when it’s completely blended and a lovely light hue. Enjoy!


This is a crowd-pleaser whenever I host a bigger gathering for our squadron in the colder months. There’s plenty for everyone, plus I’ll have leftovers for my family. I also like to sneak carrots in since their sweetness helps to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. I always serve this with our Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Bacon when I prepare it for the family. These go together like grilled cheese and tomato soup, for example.

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Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Time to cook: 20 minutes

3 minutes of extra time

33 minutes in total


  • 2 tsp. paprika (smoked)
  • 1 fire-roasted tomato can (28 oz) with juices
  • 1/4 cup peeled and sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 tbsp. sliced butter
  • 1 quart of thick cream
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves, dried


  1. Set the Instant Pot to the Saute setting.
  2. Toss in the carrots, onions, and garlic with the olive oil. 3–4 minutes in a hot pan
  3. Combine all of the tomatoes and chicken broth in a large mixing bowl. To mix, stir everything together.
  4. Set the valve to “Seal” and press the manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the timer for 6 minutes.
  5. When the cooking is finished, gently open the cover. Blend for 3 minutes with an immersion blender.
  6. Slowly drizzle in the butter chunks, basil, and heavy cream. Blend everything up again with the immersion blender.
  7. Serve and have fun!

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This year I decided to spend more time than usual in the kitchen. I whipped up a batch of fire roasted tomato soup and was instantly hooked. I had to make more. The smoky flavor combined with the velvety texture and refreshing tomato flavor makes this soup a little bit of heaven. It has quickly become a staple in my kitchen. I hope you enjoy it too!. Read more about muir glen fire roasted tomato soup recipe and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fire roasted tomatoes healthy?

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Whats the difference between stewed tomatoes and fire roasted tomatoes?

Stewed tomatoes are cooked in a sauce with herbs and spices, while fire roasted tomatoes are cooked on the grill or in an oven.

What is the difference between tomato soup and tomato bisque?

Tomato soup is a thick, chunky soup made with tomatoes and other vegetables. Tomato bisque is a creamy soup that has been flavored with tomatoes but not necessarily made from them.

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