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Quick and easy creamy vegan tomato soup. This recipe is made in about 5 minutes with simple pantry ingredients.
On a cold day, my favorite lunch to make is tomato soup with vegan grilled cheese. So warm and cozy!
When my son was about 3, he was begging for tomato soup. Of course, we didn't have any. On a whim, I grabbed some tomato paste and vegan milk and came up with some on the fly. He loved it. So did I. Many recipes for homemade tomato soup call for fresh tomatoes, which I don't usually have on hand because we don't eat them often. But I always have a can (or six) of tomato paste in the pantry!
We usually buy Imagine's Creamy Tomato Soup for convenience, but if we are all out, this recipe is almost just as quick and easy to make.
You just need some simple, common pantry ingredients to make this vegan creamy tomato soup. Reminder: The full, printable recipe is in the recipe card below.
- Tomato paste: One 6-ounce can.
- Non-dairy milk: Any plain, unsweetened vegan milk will work. I usually use extra creamy oat milk but I have also tried almond, cashew, and coconut milk with this recipe with tasty results!
- Sugar: A little sweetness adds a nice contrast to the acidic tomato. This can be left out or substitute with a little maple syrup.
- Garlic, onion, basil, salt, and pepper. You can also add a little oregano.
How to Make Vegan Tomato Soup
- Whisk all ingredients together in a medium-sized pot.
- On medium heat, heat until warm. This takes about 5 minutes.
- Enjoy warm! Topping ideas: homemade vegan croutons and cashew parmesan.
Serve with a chopped salad, chickpea salad sandwich, or some crispy tofu.
Got leftovers? Store in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze this soup in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Did you enjoy this recipe? Please leave a comment and a ⭐ star review below!
5-Minute Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon organic sugar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon basil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together in a pot.
- Heat the soup up on medium-high heat. Stir frequently.
- Cook until heated through (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and pour into bowls. Enjoy warm!
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Skye Gillings says
Can this be frozen
Yes, that should work fine.
Just made this and loved it! So simple, and I added some dairy free mozzarella cheese from Aldi. Delish!
Mine had a strange aftertaste but I think it was from the tomato paste---do you recommend any specific tomato pastes for this recipe? I want to give it another shot since I love tomato soup!
Can't believe it was so easy and delicious! Will be making it every week during the winter. So good with some croutons and bread on the side 🙂
Melissa Nelson says
This was exactly what I wanted when I was looking for vegan tomato soup recipes!! Definitely will make again!
I made this for lunch today. So quick, easy and good. Thanks!
Patti Torres says
This was a crowd pleaser with my family. The “picky eater” of the family said “this is the best soup I’ve ever had in my life”. He wanted it for breakfast and lunch tomorrow as well. I told my hubby that I have renamed this soup Mama’s happy soup. When it’s this easy to make and it makes them all smile my heart is full. Thank you!!!!
I only made one change for our tastes..... I added 7 cans of tomato paste instead of the 4 for 8 servings. Yummy!
If POWWOW has an abundance of fresh tomatoes, how can we adapt this recipe to make use of those extra tomatoes?
I'm sorry, I haven't tried it with fresh tomatoes.
This recipe is life-changing! Such a delicious, creamy, and perfectly balanced tomato soup. And SO easy! I used almond milk and it was perfect. Thank you!
I've been using tomato paste for years in tomato soup. I think it's 10x more flavorful, and I make it with veg stock. Other flavors you can add are wine vinegar, sage, parsley, soy sauce or yeast extract. Re cream, people recommend coconut milk, but I didn't think they went together at all, far too overpowering. I also tried soy, which takes the tartness off the tomato, but isn't a great flavor. Will have to give some other milks a try, but nothing matches cow's milk so far.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
O yea, tomato paste is so good for that super deep flavor!