Roast Tomato Soup – Sunshine in a Bowl

Roast Tomato Soup is kind of like a bowl of happiness!

You get these rich, hearty flavours from roasting the veggies, topped with sharp cheddar cheese and fresh basil.  You might even call it sunshine in a bowl…

I’d happily skip the meat and have a bowl of this!

Roast Tomato Soup

Once you’ve used roasted tomatoes as a base for sauce or soup, you’ll never go back.
The roasting brings out all these intense, rich flavours and just adds heaps of depth.

Roast Tomato Soup

It might seem like a bit of a lengthy process, but it’s not really – plus, it’s totally worth the effort.

I never even make a simple mince sauce anymore without my roast tomato sauce

Roast Tomato Soup

Roast Tomato Soup

A rich, hearty roast tomato soup with sharp cheddar and fresh basil - it's like sunshine in a bowl!

Author Heidi Visser


  • 800 g ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. melted neutral coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. course salt
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • grated cheddar cheese to serve
  • shredded fresh sweet basil to serve
  • chilli relish to serve - optional


  1. Roughly chop the veggies and place them in a large roasting tray.

  2. Drizzle with coconut oil and sprinkle with salt.

  3. Roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Once roasted and slightly charred, allow to cool, then blitz with a stick blender until smooth.

  5. Transfer to a large pot and reheat.

  6. Add the chicken stock and cream and heat through.

  7. Serve with grated cheddar cheese and shredded sweet basil.

  8. If you have a favourite chilli relish or sauce - that has no sugar or nasties - add a few drops and serve.

Roast Tomato Soup

You can really tinker with the amount of veggies you use, based on what you have available.

Sometimes I use less zucchini and more peppers, sometimes I add a carrot. The base of this soup is pretty much the same as my roast tomato sauce, which I use as a sauce and also when I make a bolognese mince mix…

I like to make large batches that I can use later on in the week for something else. Oh, I also use it on low carb pizza bases…

It really has endless uses!

It’s definitely a go-to staple recipe.

What’s your go-to staple?


Roast Tomato Soup

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