Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a creamy tomato soup recipe that would have velvety smoothness and a bright tomatoey taste, without added cream. We started with canned tomatoes because they had better flavor than supermarket tomatoes and were already peeled. Finding that butter muted the tomato flavor, we swapped it for olive oil when sautéing our onion and garlic. A little brown sugar toned down acidity, and a surprise ingredient—a slice of white bread torn into pieces—helped give our tomato soup recipe body without added cream.