Tomato Zucchini Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, tomato soup, zucchini soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • .75 lb zucchini
  • 28 oz can tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock warmed
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes more or less if you like it spicier or not
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil minced
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • some more Parmesan cheese for topping each plate
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  1. Dice onion and zucchini into small cubes and set aside. 

  2. Preheat a pot over medium heat. Add canola oil to the pot.

  3. Add diced onions to the pot and saute until transparent.

  4. Add diced zucchini, mix and saute for a couple of minutes.

  5. Add the entire content of the canned diced tomatoes. 

  6. Stir in tomato paste. 

  7. Add sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes and stir well. 

  8. Simmer for a few minutes and then add warmed chicken stock.

  9. Lower heat to medium-low. Stir, cover, and cook for about 30 minutes. Stir once in a while. 

  10. Add fresh basil and cook for a couple more minutes. 

  11. Take soup off heat and use an immersion blender to blend it until there is no more chunks. (Or you can leave a few little chunks if that's your preference.)

  12. Place the pot back on the stove, still on medium-low, and stir in heavy cream and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Taste to see if you need to add more salt.

  13. Cook for just a couple more minutes. Take off heat and serve. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Zucchini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 990mg28%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 37.5mg45%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.