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The Best Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

This is the best Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup. The tomatoes are roasted to perfection alongside the garlic and onions, making this soup so rich and flavorful.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Who else is already beginning to crave fall soups, everything pumpkin andΒ theΒ cute Fall Fashion that comes along withΒ the gorgeous month of Autumn? I swear I must not be the only one. I have a bunch of Fall dresses and cozy sweaters that are just itching to surface from the back of my closet just in time for the leaves to change. Too soon? πŸ˜‰

And with Fall comes soup. And lot’s of it. I’m a soup person. I love rich, hearty, nutritious, comforting soups in particular and what better way to welcome Fall than with a giant bowl of Healthy Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup?

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This soup means business. Not only are the tomatoes roasted to perfection but I also threw the garlic and onions in the ovenΒ to roast alongside the tomatoes for good measure. This equates to some serious soup flava and also less hands on time in the kitchen pre-sauteing the veggies before blending them into a delicious soup. Less work and more tastiness? Yes,Β please!

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This soup even got the thumbs up from J – who is a serious soup critic. When gobbling this soup up with some tasty fresh-from-the-ovenΒ EasyΒ ArtisanalΒ No-Knead Maple Oat & Seed Bread (recipe to come, I’m seriously obsessed), he said to me “Wow, you can really taste the difference of the roasted tomatoes”. He will never admit to me if he doesn’t like a recipe perse, but he’ll politely take a few bites and say that he’s ‘not that hungry’ and will ‘save the rest for later’. Let’s just say, there was not much of this soup left to munch onΒ later and we were both sad when we managed to finish the pot off the next day.

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This Healthy Roasted Tomato Soup is creamy, hearty, naturally vegan & gluten-free, boasting with nutritious flavor and is best served alongside a warm piece of homemade, perfect-for-dipping-crusty bread. Fall, ready or not, here I come.


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Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 bowls 1x


This is the best Roasted Tomato Soup. The tomatoes are roasted to perfection alongside the garlic and onions for good measure. This Healthy Roasted Tomato Soup is creamy, hearty, vegan, naturally gluten-free, boasting with nutritious flavor and is best served alongside a warm piece of homemade, perfect-for-dipping-crusty bread. In short, this Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup makes the perfect fall or winter meal.


  • 16 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 medium yellow onions, cut in half lengthwise
  • One garlic head (see directions – use 8 roasted peeled garlic cloves in soup)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil (for drizzling)
  • Salt & Pepper (for drizzling)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup light coconut/almond milk
  • Splash Hot Sauce
  • Bay Leaf


  1. Preheat the oven to 400f or 200c.
  2. Cut tomatoes and onions in half lengthwise. To prepare the garlic for roasting, peel the outer skin from the entire head of garlic. Cut the top of the garlic head off in order to expose the top of the garlic (making sure that the majority of the garlic is still intact).
  3. Place the tomatoes (facing up), onions and garlic (exposed garlic side up) side-by-side on a parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for 60 minutes. Check after thirty minutes to ensure that garlic and onions are not getting too dark. When perfectly roasted, the tomatoes, onions and garlic should begin to shrivel and begin to darken.
  5. Let the vegetables cool down for 5 minutes after taking them out of the oven.
  6. In a large pot using an immersion blender or large blender, blend the tomatoes (with the juices that accumulated in the pan while roasting), onions, 8 peeled garlic cloves, paprika, basil, oregano, water, coconut/almond milk and maple syrup until perfectly creamy smooth.
  7. Simmer in large pot for 5 minutes with bay leaf to allow the flavors to come together. Season with a couple splashes of hot sauce to taste (optional).
  8. Serve alongside a warm piece of crusty bread! Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Category: Soup


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. 8g saturated fat per serving? That must be from the coconut milk, right? So, hardly any if almond milk is substituted as mentioned as implied in the ingredient list?

    1. On second thought, 1 cup of light coconut milk for six servings cannot yield 12g sat. fat. So where’s it coming from? 4g trans fat? Where’s THAT coming from? I suspect the nutrition info is for some other recipe.

  2. Hi, it looks so yummy! I’m looking forward to cook it this weekend..but I have one question: do you peel the tomatoes or remove their center? Thanks!

    1. No need to peel but I always remove the woody part of the center. I make this all the time, the skin blends right in. I usually skip the cream/milk and the maple syrup, I like a good strong tomato flavor. Cashew milk is nice and creamy and less flavorful than the coconut so it’s a bit more neutral which I prefer if I want a creaminess to balance the acid.

  3. I use this recipe most weeks as prep for work lunch. I use on the vine tomatoes and I add in different types of peppers or chilis every other time I make it to give it a kick without having to add in a hot sauce (I can’t deal with anything too hot). I really think this soup mix has helped me save so much money and also helped me lose over 15 pounds. I’ve told everyone I know about recipe. I love it!!

  4. This soup was absolutely delicious! Everyone I made try it loved it. I exchanged the water for chicken broth for more flavour and it was SO YUMMY!!! Next time though since my blender stinks I”ll be removing the tomato seeds before roasting them. YUM YUM YUM

  5. Hi, I’m planning to make this soup to use up some tomatoes from my garden. Any idea about how many pounds 16 Roma tomatoes is equal to? The tomatoes I’m using are not Romas, but I still want to try to get the right ratio.

    1. I just cover a large baking sheet in tomatoes, onions, shallots, and a head of garlic, the exact measurements aren’t as important here. Your soup may end up more soupy and less thick depending on the variety of tomato you use, romas are a low liquid tomato.

  6. Ceara, this looks delicious! Just what I was looking for! One question, I may have missed it, but how much soup does the recipe make roughly (in terms of pints/ml) and how many servings do you find it makes? Thanks, Emily xo

    1. Oops, silly me! Just found that it says 6 servings … Anyway sounds delicious hehe will definitely be making it xo

  7. This recipe is AMAZING! I gave up meat and dairy for Lent and was looking for something easy to make. I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes, unless they are cooked so this was perfect for me. I cut the recipe in half, since it was my first time making this, but I will definitely be making this again in the near future! Thanks for an awesome, simple recipe!

  8. So I’m not ashamed to say that this also makes an awesome pasta sauce, lol. Used cow’s milk and garlic powder since my “roasted” garlic ended up charred πŸ™ and my immersion blender to give it texture. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I made this soup & we thought it was delicious. I was hesitant about adding coconut milk into it but the soup has such a great flavour it just works. Make this soup people!!!

  10. I am an incredibly picky soup-eater. To put it bluntly, I don’t like soup. BUT I did try a tomato basil soup once that I enjoyed and I have been on the hunt ever since for a good, healthy, creamy tomato soup that didn’t involve tons of cream.

    This soup is AMAZING and will now be my #1 go-to soup recipe. The flavor/texture is perfect and wouldn’t change a thing.

  11. This was soooooooo yummy. The only thing i changed was using smoked paprkika instead of regular, because i currently am addicted to smoked paprika. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  12. Hi! I made this tonight, well, I started making another roasted tomato soup recipe and realized I didn’t have the herbs necessary to make that and I found your recipe and improvised. I was really pleased with the results. I used 3lbs and a half of tomatoes, an onion, a head of garlic, and a yellow bell pepper. I was kind of working with what I had on hand. I used your blend of spices, but subbed veg stock for water. It’s amazing! I love it. Thank you!!!

  13. Great recipe! I made it with whole canned tomatoes because the tomatoes at my local grocery store were less than desirable. I used 2 of the 28 oz cans and counted out 16 tomatoes. Otherwise I followed the recipe to the letter.

  14. A little bland, but I think if I would have done half vegetable broth, half water, I think it might have turned out a lot more flavorful. Will try this again because the ingredients are simple and I don’t have to run out to the store for a million ingredients!

    1. Hi Erin,

      Hmm.. wonder why the soup was bland for you. The spice and roasted veggies make for a very flavorful soup when we make it here. You could try adding more spices next time as to your personal taste!


  15. I made this last night it was great. I put some dried basil on the tomatoes while they were roasting, the house smelled great. I used half vegetable broth half water. Served with grilled cheese sandwiches.

  16. I made this tonight with grilled cheese sandwiches and my husband actually said dinner was “good” ! Usually I get “okay.” I used half and half instead of coconut milk and used random tomatoes out of the garden. I also used fresh basil from the garden, added about a tablespoon of salt and a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Will make again, thanks!

  17. This soup looks amazing! I want to make tonight and I have lots of fresh slicing tomatoes from a neighboor’s garden…do you know how many I would use, instead of the romas?

  18. Wow. Just wow. The way my house smelled, the beautiful color, and most of all, everyone in my family liked it! I made it with the bread you suggest and it was one of the most perfect meals we’ve had in a long time! Like some others, I also used slicing tomatoes from my garden instead of Romas. Great way to take advantage of the summer abundance. It also worked well with cow’s milk for those who eat dairy. This will be a staple in our house now every tomato season!!

    1. So happy you and your family enjoyed the soup and bread, Katie πŸ™‚ Thank you for the wonderful feedback!! I am sure it was amazing with the fresh tomatoes from your garden!

  19. Love this soup! The flavors are great together and I added some tomatoes from my garden. I did add around 4 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese to give it a little bit more flavor. I can’t wait to eat it and watch football today! Happy Fall πŸ™‚

  20. Your Tomate soup recipe is really great. I changed the ingredients a bit and just put everything in it that I still had in my fridge πŸ™‚
    It’s a really easy way to make a really tasty soup and it’s just perfect for the just started season!
    I love autumn!!

  21. my question is what do you substitute when fresh tomatoes are no longer available…I assume we could use canned tomatoes but what kind (whole, diced, fire roasted etc.) and what size can to obtain the same results. Have you ever considered canning this soup without the milk and then adding in the milk when you are ready to use? Thank you for a great recipe.

  22. Couple of questions!! Can you swap out a different milk for the coconut/almond milk? I have bigger slicing tomatoes growing in the garden, can they replace the romas? And does this recipe freeze well!?

    1. Hi Sarah, I have only made with coconut, cashew or almond milk (all unsweetened). What kind of milk were you thinking to use?

      And this would be simply delicious with the fresh tomatoes in your garden. Please let me know your feedback if you end up making this soup πŸ™‚

  23. I know it’s summer but I am really in the mood for soup lately. I made this recipe today and it was absolutely delicious! I haven’t kept it vegan though, as I couldn’t resist putting a bit of grated emmental cheese on top, so good!


    1. Yay!! So happy you enjoyed the soup, Kelly!!! I totally get it – I crave soup all Summer long πŸ™‚ Even in the heat!!! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

  24. just wondering, since im not a fan of tomatoes, can i swap them out for roasted carrots? thanks! πŸ™‚

  25. I’m making this lovely soup for the second time! It’s a big hit with the children too, empty bowls all round! My daughter was very excited when I told her this was on the menu this evening. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Caroleen!! So happy you and your family have been enjoying this soup πŸ™‚

  26. I can’t wait to make this at lunch for my little one and me. Question though. In the ingredients it says splash hot sauce and yet I can’t find it in the instructions unless I am totally missing it! Thanks!!

    1. Oops, I must have missed it in the instructions! Just add in a splash hot sauce at the end to taste πŸ™‚ Happy cooking!

  27. I have a blender, but I wish, hope, and desire to one day purchase a Vitamix Professional Series 750, whereas I shall be completely happy each time I share this marvelous soup. I sleep like a baby after eating this soup.

  28. Unequivocally, the most satisfying soup I have ever prepared and tasted! My entire family loves this soup. As I am preparing for an amazing class reunion I searched for satisfying recipes to accompany dark-green juicing, and eating fresh healthy salads with fresh pineapple slices. I need one for fresh broccoli, red pepper, pumpkin, and Lacinato Kale. Equally, I need a fresh cracker made with avocado to dip into my soups. Delightfully, I have prepared this soup three times and I am super pleased! Thank you.

  29. I prepared your soup this afternoon and it smelled soooo good In my kitchen that I couldn’t wait being to night to taste it, and I was not disappointed (my husband loved it!!) Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Yay! I am so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the soup, Rej!! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback πŸ™‚

  30. Just tried it and just the smell in my kitchen is mouth-watering!! Can’t wait being tonight to taste it!! Thanks a lot!!

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback, Rej!! I am so happy that you enjoyed the soup. The smell of the roasted veggies is divine πŸ™‚

  31. What! This was amazing. I don’t like tomato soup, but for some reason I was craving it. Everything tastes better roasted, so I tried this recipe. It was delicious!! Far exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much, Ceara!

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know, Esther! I am SO happy that you enjoyed the soup. Roasting really does make everything taste better πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Mona! I hope you and your family enjoy the soup πŸ™‚ It’s one of my favorites – roasting the tomatoes, onion and garlic really take it to the next level πŸ™‚ Happy cooking!

  32. Oh. My. Goodness. My house smells amazing and the soup is phenomenal! Thank you. So glad I found this on Pinterest….off to browse more on you site.

    1. I’m so happy that you found this soup on Pinterest, Kelle! It’s one of my favorite soups! Roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic makes such a difference in flavor! Hope you enjoy the other recipes on the site just as much! Thank you for the feedback πŸ™‚

  33. I am trying to locate the easy artisanal no-knead maple oat & seed bread that you mention in your roasted tomato soup recipe. can you send me the recipe? thank you!

    1. Hi Snow! Thanks for taking the time to comment! I’m just took a double look at this post and it looks like I somehow forgot to post the recipe – I will dig up the recipe, post it next week and let you know!

      1. Did the bread recipe ever get posted? I couldn’t seem to find it and wanted to try it out with the soup! Sounds so yummy!!

  34. I’m in love with this soup, Ceara!! Roasted tomatoes are one of my favorite things and I love that you turned them into soup! It is still pretty hot here, but yesterday it rained all day and I’ve been craving soup ever since! I’m also so ready to break out the cute winter clothes, I’m hoping I get to do that soon πŸ™‚

  35. Hello Ceara!
    Your creamy roasted tomato soup looks delicious. It gives such a beautiful taste when you roast foods. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene which is good for your skin!

    1. Thanks for the sweet words and for stopping by Anita! Tomatoes one of my fav. nutritious comfort foods – I love how they are so versatile!

  36. Hands down, tomato soup has to be one of my favorite comfort foods! I have been looking for a dairy free version and I think I have found it! I can’t wait to try it and pinning for sure on my soup board. Thanks, Ceara, as you made my search a quick one!

    1. I am with you – Tomato soup is one of my fav. comfort foods in my books! Let me know if you end up trying it! Thanks for the kind words Lori and the pin πŸ™‚

  37. A big fat YES to the soups, pumpkin, and cute Fall clothes! I think you just stole the words out of my mouth with that one ;). There’s nothing I like more than curling up on the couch with a big bowl of soup, so this recipe is perfect for me! Gorgeous photos!

    1. So glad you are also looking forward to everything Fall – I can’t wait!!! Thank you for the kind words – photography is one of the many things this blog has taught me (and I have a long way to go!). Your kind words mean a lot Christine!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Annie – I am with you re: grilled cheese and tomato soup! I could enjoy this awesome combo year round as well!!

  38. I crave soups just about anytime of the year, but especially during the fall, it’s a must for me! And I love tomato soup, goes perfect with grilled cheese sandwiches! This vegan version sounds delicious, Ceara! Love how creamy it is!

      1. I would like to try and make this. I’m feeding 8, so if I double this do I need two bay leaves? I have never cooked with them before.

        Also hot sauce as in Tabasco? Or what do you suggest?

        Thanks! Looking forward to it. Sounds like a hit!

        1. Hi Virginia! You can definitively double the recipe. And yes, then use two bay leaves. Use your favorite hot sauce – I use either Tabasco or Frank’s!

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