Tomato vegetable soup

Tomato vegetable soup

If you are looking for dishes that are tasty, filling, and may be prepared with a minimum effort, look no further than this homemade tomato vegetable soup. Made with savoury and sweet vegetables like leeks, celery, pumpkin, and carrots and thickened with a tangy tomato sauce with cream, this tomato vegetable soup has a wonderfully smooth and creamy consistency that makes it a joy to eat.


  • Melt butter in a large non-stick saucepan. Add leeks and celery and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add carrot, pumpkin, and vegetable broth to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and continue to cook until it is hot. Using a stick blender or food processor, blend it until it reaches the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Reheat if necessary and ladle the hot soup into warm bowls. Garnish with croutons.

If you like the idea of serving soups with a crunchy topping like croutons, you will be delighted to know that making homemade croutons is incredibly easy. Simply cut stale – or fresh – bread into bite-sized chunks, toss with olive oil or melted butter, season with salt and pepper as well as herbs and spices of your choice, and bake in the oven until crispy. Homemade croutons are a clever way to add texture to soups and give day-old bread new and tasty life.

Questions about tomato vegetable soup

With this easy tomato vegetable soup recipe in your repertoire, you can make a quick soup that is tasty as well as incredibly simple. Read our answers to the most frequently asked questions below to learn more.

How to make tomato vegetable soup?
Tasty soups are great as part of an iftar menu, and fortunately, making creamy tomato vegetable soup is easy! Sauté leeks and celery and add carrot, pumpkin, and vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until the vegetables are tender. Add tomato sauce, cook until it is warm, and purée the soup until you get a thick, smooth consistency. Season the tomato vegetable soup to taste and serve it in warmed bowls with croutons if you want to add a bit of crispiness.
Can I use tomato sauce in vegetable soup?
You can certainly make vegetable soup with tomato sauce! While many tomato vegetable soup recipes call for the use of either fresh or canned tomatoes as well as cream, opting for a cream-enriched tomato sauce instead eases the cooking process and shortens your shopping list. As such, making a homemade vegetable soup with tomato sauce is an easy way of ensuring a smooth-textured soup with a creamy consistency.
How to prepare pumpkin for tomato vegetable soup?
Most vegetables are very easy to prepare, but pumpkins may be tricky sometimes. To prepare the pumpkin cubes for this vegetables and pumpkin tomato soup, start by halving the pumpkin and removing the seeds and pulp with a metal spoon. Cut it into smaller pieces to make peeling it easier – you can use either a potato peeler or use a knife to cut away the skin. Then cut the pumpkin into small cubes. The cubes should be about 1.5 cm to allow for them to cook properly within 8-10 minutes and make puréeing the tender pieces with a stick blender easy.
How long will tomato vegetable soup last in the fridge?
Tomato vegetable soup will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. After it has been allowed to cool, transfer it to one or more airtight containers. When you are ready to enjoy the rest, reheat the leftovers either in a saucepan or in the microwave. While the latter is the faster option as it will take only 2-3 minutes at high effect, reheating it more slowly at medium heat on the stovetop will better preserve the dish's flavours.


Tomato sauce with cream
500 ml
Butter, unsalted
30 g
Leek, thinly sliced
Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
Celery stalks, thinly sliced
Pumpkins, peeled and diced (1.5 cm cubes)
250 g
Vegetable stock
720 ml
Salt and pepper to season
Croutons to serve
40 g

Tomato vegetable soup with cream

There is nothing quite like a simple tomato vegetable soup. Because soups are easy to prepare in advance and reheat, they are perfect for many occasions, especially serving the whole family or a gathering of guests. Rustic tomato vegetable soup is, as such, a great selection for an iftar menu with many different dishes as you can prepare it quite quickly and move on to other and more demanding dishes.

Are you in the market for more great soup recipes? If so, we suggest checking out our recipes for lentil soup with cooking cream, broccoli soup with cream, and creamy mushroom soup as well – we assure you will not be disappointed by our flavour-packed selection of delicious vegetable soups.

Savoury, filling, and tasty vegetables

Leeks and celery give this vegetable tomato soup a sweet, oniony flavour with plenty of depth. This sweetness is mirrored by the sweet carrots and pumpkin. These vegetables also add a wonderful earthiness, while the vegetable stock adds plenty of savouriness as well as hints of salt and umami. This combination of delectable vegetables makes for a wonderfully filling meal once they have been paired with tomato sauce and puréed.

Try an easy, creamy vegetable soup with tomato sauce

The best tomato vegetable soup has a rich, creamy consistency that makes it filling, warming, and hearty. In our recipe, this is ensured by puréeing the different vegetables to thicken the consistency and, of course, by using a thick tomato sauce as part of its base.

The sweet and tangy tomato sauce is enriched with cream to create a well-rounded sauce with many uses. For instance, using it in dishes such as this one allows you to make incredibly easy and smooth soups. Owing to the flavourful sauce, a vegetable soup with tomato sauce like ours has a wonderful consistency, a bit of tang, as well as a beautiful, vibrant colour.

Experiment with the recipe

If you want to turn up the heat of this sweet and savoury tomato vegetable soup, you can add a selection of spices. Warming spices like cumin and turmeric are perfect as they add a lovely earthiness. They also serve to enhance the depth and give the soup a pleasant bitterness that cuts through some of its richness to give it a bit of an edge. You can use a bit of ground coriander in this spicy tomato vegetable soup, too, to brighten it with the spice's citrussy, floral flavour. Alternatively, serve it with fresh coriander for a similar effect.