Tomato Pasta Soup Recipe

Tomato Pasta Soup Recipe

I remember growing up and mom served regular Tomato Soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. We loved that meal. It is a comfort food that is so good in the winter time. I do like that we can cook all kinds of comfy soups that brings everyone to the dinner table anytime. There are so many favorite recipes to choose from.

Today let me help you chase away those midwinter blahs with a delicious recipe for Tomato and Pasta Soup. Let’s change it up with some grilled cheese croutons, (recipe from A Gouda Life) and everyone will love you.

This soup uses canned tomatoes to make the BEST cream of tomato soup recipe I have ever tasted and I suspect you will feel the exact same way after you try it.

These grilled cheese croutons start with a good melting cheese like classic American, Smoked Gouda, Provolone, Monterey Jack or even Pepper Jack if you like a little kick. You’ll also need 4 slices of hearty sandwich bread and some butter.

Brush the outsides of the bread with butter then add any variety of cheese you prefer inside. Add the top of the bread to form a sandwich then cook in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Turn and cook the opposite side then cut into bit squares and there you have it.

This Creamy Tomato Pasta Soup can be served with a side salad, garlic bread.


Extra virgin olive oil

Sweet onions

Fresh garlic

Chicken Stock

Canned crushed tomatoes

Acini di Pepe pasta

Heavy cream

Salt and Pepper

Prepare the soup and add the dried pasta directly to it. Continue to cook the soup for the remainder of the time called for in the instructions and then remove it from the stove and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

This soup is SO delicious.  No more soup from a can! Today we are going to use canned tomatoes for a very very flavorful soup. You have to make this recipe!

Head to your kitchen and let me show you how to make this soup….better make a double batch! 🙂

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 3 tbsp  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium diced sweet onions
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic , minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 28 ounce  can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup  Acini di Pepe pasta
  • 1/2 cup  heavy cream


  • In a large pot, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes, and salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, add in the tiny pasta and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream, return the soup to a very gentle simmer and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Turn off heat, cover the pot and let rest for about 10 minutes (this will allow the pasta to plump up a bit more.)
  • Serve hot soup with croutons, saltine crackers or grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Adapted from Bellyfull.
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