Old-fashioned tomato soup is the ultimate comfort food. Our version, which calls for canned San Marzano tomatoes and a quick purée with an immersion blender, is easy, too: It requires a small amount of patience but delivers an enormously soothing payoff. Garnish with crunchy, delicious Basic Croutons. Needless to say, great tomato soup cries out for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
What to buy: San Marzanos are a plum tomato variety with thick flesh, relatively few seeds, and a sweeter, less acidic flavor than other tomato varieties. Canned San Marzanos imported from Italy have consistently good flavor. They’re widely available at supermarkets and Italian groceries.
A versatile immersion blender is a quick and easy way to make this soup.Buy on Sur La Table ›
You will love the pairing of this Italian treasure we found in the 2013 La Fusina Dogliani with this rich and hearty tomato soup. This Nebbiolo-based Dulcetto grape adds the right amount of concentrated fruit and a lean palate that won't overpower the savory flavors. We know how well Italian wines pair with tomato-based dishes, and this wine not only elevates the flavors in the soup, it's a great complement to grilled cheese also.Shop on Glassful ›