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21 Easy Soups That All Start With A Can Of Tomatoes

Canned tomatoes = the MVP of the pantry.

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If you have a can of tomatoes, you're already halfway (or more!) to having everything you need to make a delicious pot of soup.

No matter what time of year it is, soups and stews are always a good idea. And canned tomatoes — diced, crushed, whole, whatever you've got — are often an ingredient in some of the very best ones. From lasagna soup to classic minestrone, here are a ton of easy soup recipes that all start with a can of tomatoes.

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1. Lasagna Soup

tasty.co

Made with lentils, lasagna noodles, spinach, and crushed tomatoes, this vegan-friendly soup definitely delivers on flavor — and even packs some extra protein.

Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

2. Creamy White Bean and Tomato Soup

When you blend beans with tomatoes, amazing things happen. Like this concoction, which is slightly tart, very filling, and even has a nutty kick thanks to cashews.

Get the recipe: Creamy White Bean and Tomato Soup

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3. Hearty Chili

bakerita.com

With or without cornbread, chili is one of the best comfort foods you can have any time of day. Or year!

Get the recipe: Hearty Chili

4. Roasted Red Pepper Soup

minimalistbaker.com

Coconut milk makes this soup creamy and keeps it lactose-free. Top with some nutritional yeast for even more flavor.

Get the recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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5. Easy Minestrone Soup

twopeasandtheirpod.com

Parmesan cheese might be listed as an optional ingredient here, but consider it essential if you want to take your soup from delicious to irresistible.

Get the recipe: Easy Minestrone Soup

6. Instant Pot Tomato Soup

If you know how to chop an onion, you know how to make this soup. Beyond that little bit of chopping, it's a true drop-and-go dinner.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Tomato Soup

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7. Spiced Indian Tomato Soup

thefieryvegetarian.com

Tamatar ka shorba, or North Indian-spiced soup, is a popular dish that comes together in less than half an hour. The secret ingredients are the spices — garam masala, turmeric, cardamom, ginger — which add an amazing depth of flavor.

Get the recipe: Spiced Indian Tomato Soup

8. Chilled Tomato Summer Soup

thevegan8.com

I know it's an unpopular opinion but chilled soup is the best thing to happen to summer dinner tables. The second best thing? You can enjoy leftovers straight out of the fridge.

Get the recipe: Chilled Tomato Summer Soup

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9. Beef and Macaroni Soup

thekitchenmagpie.com

There's really no comparing this homemade beef and macaroni soup to the stuff we used to pack for lunch as kids.

Get the recipe: Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

10. Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

ohsweetbasil.com

You'll never want to have normal croutons again after trying these crispy, cheesy bites.

Get the recipe: Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

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11. One-Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup

galonamission.com

If you've ever felt like your pasta didn't have enough sauce on it, then this soup is for you.

Get the recipe: One-Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup

12. Vegan West African Peanut Stew

rainbowplantlife.com

There are tons of variations on peanut stew, many of which don't even include tomatoes. (If you ever feel inspired to make this without the tomatoes, you can also consult this tomato-free version.)

Get the recipe: Vegan West African Peanut Stew

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13. Tomato, Red Lentils, and Coconut Soup

eatingeuropean.com

This jazzed up version of classic tomato soup includes red lentils and coconut milk. Mop it up with some crusty bread for an even more filling meal.

Get the recipe: Tomato, Red Lentils, and Coconut Soup

14. Cioppino (Seafood Tomato Soup)

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Make this one for a fancy date night in. It's one you'll definitely want multiple servings of.

Get the recipe: Cioppino (Seafood Tomato Soup)

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15. Roasted Tomato, Carrot, and Ginger Soup

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You can totally substitute sliced tomatoes here for the canned stuff. The entire mix is blended with an immersion blender anyway, so the end product will always have a consistent texture.

Get the recipe: Roasted Tomato, Carrot, and Ginger Soup

16. Hamburger Soup

togetherasfamily.com

You know the saying, "You should try it in soup form." (Okay, so maybe I just made that up.) But you'd be surprised by how delicious and filling this soup is. And unlike its fast food namesake, this iteration comes with a hearty serving of vegetables too!

Get the recipe: Hamburger Soup

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17. Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Don't let the simple name fool you. This leveled-up tomato soup packs a ton of good stuff — including a full cup of Parmesan cheese. Soup lovers, this one's for you.

Get the recipe: Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

18. Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

Mushroom, sausage, and ground beef combine to create a savory flavor explosion against a balanced tomato-based broth. Tomatoes and meat are truly a match made in umami heaven.

Get the recipe: Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

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19. Paleo Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup

realfoodwithjessica.com

This recipe is also Whole 30-compliant, gluten-free, and low-FODMAP — but missing none of the flavor.

Get the recipe: Paleo Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup

20. Pulled Pork Taco Soup

plainchicken.com

None of the mess of cracked or ripped taco shells (and all of the flavor!) right this way.

Get the recipe: Pulled Pork Taco Soup

21. Albondigas (Mexican Meatball) Soup

jenniferbanz.com

Typically served at Spanish tapas bars, albondigas (or meatballs) are the star of this dish. They also reheat well and make for great leftovers.

Get the recipe: Albondigas (Mexican Meatball) Soup

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