Canned Tomato Soup Recipe – AMP IT UP!

When I was a little girl my mom would buy Campbell’s Canned Tomato Soup all the time. It was our go-to meal for lunch or a quick dinner. I’ve ALWAYS loved tomatoes, so my mom just knew that I would be in love with tomato soup, too. My kids have followed in my footsteps. They love a good tomato soup, but my friend Sheri has shared with me a recipe that helps you amp up a basic canned soup. She calls this her “magic” Canned Tomato Soup Recipe. She takes your basic soup and amps it up a bit! Ready!?

Canned Tomato Soup Recipe – AMP IT UP!How to Amp Up TOmate Soup

There’s nothing like finding some classic recipes that you can make throughout the year for your family. You want to make sure you have meals that are 1) easy 2) enjoyable 3) practical to make. Since we have 5 kids in our family, I love being able to stretch a dollar as much as I possibly can. When I find out that I can amp up or kick a recipe up a notch with basic items that I already have I’m all over it. This easy (peasy) Canned Tomato Soup Recipe is one that I hope you keep on hand for your family because this is super one to make!

Easy Dinner Recipe for Kids

Let’s kick it off with some ingredients. I want to make sure see see just how easy this recipe really is for you to make. One of my pet peeves is when I read a recipe and realize that it’s not NEARLY as easy as everyone says it is. I can’t stand that. My time (as is every single mom and dad) precious and when someone says something is easy, I really expect it to be easy!

This is what you need to make sure you have when you’re amping up your Canned Tomato Soup Recipe:

1) 1 Can Tomato Soup
2) 2 tsp pesto
3) Fresh ground black pepper
4) Grated Parmesan cheese.
Canned Tomato Soup Recipe
Not bad, right!? These 4 easy ingredients are all you need. You don’t need to be grabbing tomatoes and making this recipe from scratch. This is the ultimate mom food hack! I love that I can take ANY canned tomato soup and really have some fun with it! I’m all about seeing how I can amp up the taste to my liking and/or just make it a little different.
When you’re looking to make your (easy) Canned Tomato Soup Recipe, this is what you need to do. I’m going to share with you 2 ways to get it done.
The first way to make this is by following these 3 steps. I have my teens in the kitchen with me now because I like having them help me out. I also like showing them recipes that I know they could do on their own when I’m not home. My oldest is 14 years old and I have him babysitting a ton now for his siblings. I love that when I’m not home, I know that I can give him recipes that I feel like he can handle. I don’t want him doing anything too crazy, this is the perfect dip your toes in the water recipe for his brothers and sister.
Step #1:
Heat up Tomato soup and the pesto and black pepper.
Canned Tomato Soup Recipe
Step #2:
Let simmer for a few minutes.
Canned Tomato Soup Recipe
Step #:
Serve with grated Parmesan.
Easy Dinner Recipe for Kids

I promised I’d share some other ways and Sheri did NOT disappoint! Here are some other ways if you want to use them:

  1. Stir in 1 tbsp of sour cream and some chives and ground black pepper.
  2. Add 1 tsp of Thai red curry paste and some cooked rice.
  3. Add one finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and some shredded chicken.
  4. Top with arugula, shaved Parmesan, and balsamic glaze
  5. Add 1 tsp of red wine vinegar and melt on some fontina cheese.

I’m telling you right now, this is a great recipe to have on hand! As you can tell from the photos it’s DELISH! I’m all about making sure I have these in my kitchen recipe arsenal. My mom is proud of me for doing this with my own kids! YOU will love the taste of this recipe too, it’s a modern way to take your basic Canned Tomato Soup Recipe and make it a lot more yummy. I love adding anything creamy to my tomato soup.

Thank you to my friend Sheri for sharing this amazing recipe with me and YOU all!

For more recipes when it comes to soup, please check out my links below:

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Best Squash Soup Recipe

Venus De Milo Soup

White Bean Kale Sausage Soup


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  1. 5.20.19
    Sarah L said:

    I like tomato soup, but find it too bland. These are great additions to bump it up to flavorful.

  2. 5.20.19
    Cassandra D said:

    This looks delicious.

  3. 5.21.19
    Natalie said:

    I like to add heavy cream and oregano to tomato soup!

  4. 5.21.19
    mami2jcn said:

    I’ve been having lots of soups lately because I had been having some digestive issues. This is a good one to try.

  5. 5.21.19
    Michelle J. said:

    My husband would like this.

  6. 5.21.19
    sandra said:

    Seems so easy!

  7. 5.21.19
    Dana Rodriguez said:

    This is a great idea. I know my fiance’ would love this!

  8. 5.21.19
    Angela Saver said:

    I love tomato soup, so I can’t wait to try this! I enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches with a bowl of tomato soup! Yum!

  9. 5.21.19
    Marisela Zuniga said:

    Yum, great idea and so easy to make

  10. 5.23.19
    Betsy Barnes said:

    My hubby loves tomato soup and I pretty sure he will love these “upgrades”!

  11. 5.23.19
    Dandi D said:

    One of my favorite meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup, so I will have to try this!

  12. 5.23.19
    Laurie Nykaza said:

    I love to try new recipes and this one with the tomato soup looks so easy and my kids would love making it. Will have to try it and the other recipes too

  13. 5.23.19
    Chelsea Amanda said:

    Love the idea of adding pesto!!

  14. 5.27.19
    Jennifer said:

    This soup has always been one of my favorite comfort foods. Dip a bit of grilled cheese in it, and it is lunch Heaven!

  15. 6.4.19
    Carolsue said:

    Plain old canned tomato soup definitely needs “something.” I think you’ve given me some great ideas!

  16. 6.5.19
    Calvin said:

    Good way to spice things up,I like this idea

  17. 6.8.19

    This looks like a delicious soup.

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