Easy French Tomato Soup Recipe With Homemade Croutons

Easy French Tomato Soup Recipe With Homemade Croutons
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The perfect balance of taste and flavor for your lunch. This easy French tomato soup recipe with homemade croutons will hit the spot. Our French inspired tomato soup recipe has just the right amount of acidity from the tomatoes.

Ingredients for French Tomato Soup:

  • 6 slices of toast bread, cut into small squares or 1 Demi baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter for Croutons
  • 1 tablespoon butter for soup
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, you can also use a chicken or beef broth
  • 6 small tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 1 large can crushed tomato (794 grams)
  • 1 large carrot cut into rings
  • Salt for taste
  • Black pepper for taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 small onion, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 small baguette, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

How To make French Tomato Soup?

  1. Set oven rack to the middle and preheat the oven to (300°F (150°C)
  2. In a medium size bowl add the cubes toast bread and toss with the olive oil or melted butter.
  3. Transfer to baking tray.
  4. Place into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the croutons are golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt, set aside.
  6. Ina blender or food processor, add the onion, carrots, garlic, basil, thyme, black pepper and fennel seeds and pulse until into a coarse mixture.
  7. Transfer to large cooking pot and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes mixing and stirring occasionally.
  8. After 5 minutes add the vegetable broth and butter and bring to a simmer.
  9. Add in the chopped tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  10. Once the French tomato soup is cooked, transfer back into the food blender and puree until smooth.
  11. Serve and garnish with home style croutons.
french tomato soup

Easy French Tomato Soup Recipe With Homemade Croutons

The perfect balance of taste and flavor for your lunch. This easy French tomato soup recipe with homemade croutons will hit the spot. Our French inspired tomato soup recipe has just the right amount of acidity from the tomatoes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 4 plates

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices of toast bread cut into small squares or 1 Demi baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter for Croutons
  • 1 tablespoon butter for soup
  • 2 cups vegetable broth you can also use a chicken or beef broth
  • 6 small tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 1 large can crushed tomato 794 grams
  • 1 large carrot cut into rings
  • Salt for taste
  • Black pepper for taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 small onion cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 small baguette torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions
 

  • Set oven rack to the middle and preheat the oven to (300°F (150°C)
  • In a medium size bowl add the cubes toast bread and toss with the olive oil or melted butter.
  • Transfer to baking tray.
  • Place into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the croutons are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt, set aside.
  • Ina blender or food processor, add the onion, carrots, garlic, basil, thyme, black pepper and fennel seeds and pulse until into a coarse mixture.
  • Transfer to large cooking pot and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes mixing and stirring occasionally.
  • After 5 minutes add the vegetable broth and butter and bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Once the French tomato soup is cooked, transfer back into the food blender and puree until smooth.
  • Serve and garnish with home style croutons.
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