Autumn? Let’s Make Tomato Soup!


It’s only been a short while since I was praising the joys and simplicity of making stovetop tomato soup and now, only weeks later, I shall have to eat my words, as well as my soup, as I’ve found an even better recipe! In the oven! And, miraculously, it’s even simpler than the one I’d been raving about. Really. As one no longer has to peel off the skins! Hallelujah! (It was the hardest part.)

The tomatoes above I secured at the local farmer’s market this morning all for three dollars! Seriously! They were all a bit deliciously ripe, so their shelf life was probably somewhat limited from the farmer’s perspective, but they were precisely what I was seeking: organic heirloom ripe tomatoes. Yum! Perfect and thank you so much! Don’t they look scrumptious? Because they are.


So what I did was cut them up into chunks, adding a chopped red onion, and a couple of cloves of sliced garlic. I put them in my lovely green Crueset baking dish, drizzled a bit of olive oil over them, added a smidgeon of salt and white pepper, and popped in the oven for an hour and fifteen minutes at 350 degrees F. Then they look like this.

Then I let the mixture cool a bit. Then I spooned small portions into my blender, hitting puree.


And then I served with a very good freshly baked sourdough bread, brought over from the coast this early morning, slathered with sweet butter. Fabulous!


If one were so inclined a bit of cream could be added to the soup as you heat it, an even richer version for chilly, rainy weather.
Either way, enjoy!

Love and kitchen blessings,
Kathryn xoxo

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10 Responses to “Autumn? Let’s Make Tomato Soup!”

  1. Beautiful tomatoes, mom! The soup looks easy and yummy! Great share for early fall.

    Love you,

  2. Hi, Antonia! Thanks, Sweetheart! I am enjoying the soup! Love, Mom xoxo

  3. It’s always such an entertaining & educational treat to receive a notice of a post to Plant Whatever Gives You Joy, Kathryn…today’s marvelous soup is the bright spot I needed on this gray/cool Sunday! Thank you.

    Alas, I don’t have an Amazon account, but I enjoy sharing this link with other friends who don’t yet receive them.

  4. Kathryn,
    Perfect timing and THANK YOU, I will absolutely use this recipe. You site is beautiful – love the red hat!
    Know I am getting closer every day to putting our program together.
    Much Love,

  5. Hi, Marlene! Are you enjoying our rain this morning? I am! My garden is! And I’m happy knowing I have that soup to greet me at lunch today. Enjoy! And thank you for sharing my blog with your friends. So appreciated! Kathryn xoxo

  6. Good morning, Ronney! Glad perfect timing is showing up in your life! I very much look forward to your program. Thank you so much for featuring me!
    Kathryn xoxo

  7. Hello my dear and thank you but you need not πŸ™‚ tho always appreciated. your soup looks scrumptious but needs some of that bread! i cannot eat such now… whining a tad as soup and bread are such basic and honest good food.

    my tomatoes are finally ripening. we’ve had a weird summer. i have a russian purple and a red that’s amazing… cracking and misshapen, buggy and such but what deliciousness. yummy… i may still make the soup if i can get my bread baked. GF is probably not a bad thing but it is certainly not a fun thing…… πŸ™‚

  8. Hello, dear LAdelaide, Yes, you deserve the very big thank you. So helpful!
    Your tomatoes sound wonderful. All those fruits and veggies that are so yummy that never make it to produce because they don’t meet industry standards of how they should look. πŸ™‚ Russian purple sounds yummy and beautiful. Hope you are feeling great soon! Hugs! Kathryn xoxo

  9. Aah Kathryn, so good to be back amongst your words and photos again …but I’m hungry now!
    Happy to be back in blogland, but slightly sad that Autumn is upon us, so I take comfort in thinking that at least I’ll have time to blog and read blogs again soon πŸ™‚

  10. Hi, dear Liz at Nutty Gnome! Lovely to have you visiting this morning! Yes, fall is always a bit wistful, indeed. The last rose. The last bumblebee. Sigh. Turning inward. Lots of reading. I look forward to your blog posts! Hugs, Kathryn xoxox

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