View Full Version : Got any recipes that use tomato soup?

04-04-2014, 08:38 PM
When I search, most of the recipes I find are variations of tomato soup--what I want are recipes that use condensed tomato soup in ways that yield things other than tomato soup.

I found this one, which I'm definitely going to try: Tomato Soup Cake I Recipe - Allrecipes.com (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tomato-Soup-Cake-I/Detail.aspx)

Here's the thing, though--I'm sort of picky. I don't eat meat except for fish, and I'm not into spicy or exotically flavored stuff, as a general rule. I have a New England palate. However, ds is happy to try just about anything, does eat meat, and loves spicy food, so if you've got a great recipe that he'll eat, please share. But I'm hoping to find things for me, too.

Oh, and I much prefer simple, but I'll give complicated a go if it looks really good.

Here's the backstory, for anyone who is curious about my sudden interest in tomato soup. Feel free to skip if it bores you:

As a child, my mom would make a dish for us using condensed tomato soup (undiluted) and American cheese melted together and spooned over toast. It probably sounds pretty gross, but I loved it and it's one of my comfort foods. Yesterday, I was thinking that I hadn't had any in a long time, so tonight, when dh called me after work and asked if we needed anything from the store, I told him to get tomato soup, cheese, and bread.

An hour later, he comes in the kitchen door, saying "Okay, okay, okay. Okay. I can explain." Yeah. He came in with 24 cans of tomato soup. Apparently, Campbell's ingredient list did not live up to his standards, so he went looking for something else. Finally, he found a display of the store brand soups. They had been marked down to 10 cents a can. Being who he is, he couldn't possibly buy only two or three cans (a quantity which probably would have lasted me the rest of the year.), so he got 24.

Now, that might not be TOO bad, except for a few things:

1. I don't really like plain tomato soup. I like it in my weird recipe, but that's about it, and even that I can't eat it more than a few times a year.

2. They expire in 2015.

3. They contain wheat, so HE CAN'T EAT THEM!

Arrghh...Anyhoo...now I need some recipes that I might actually like, so ds and I can use them up within the next year.


04-04-2014, 08:42 PM
I have no recipes, but that's hilarious.

Can you doctor it and eat it as soup? Put in chopped up roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, big croutons, etc.? Or turn it into tomato vegetable soup with lots of green beans and so forth?

04-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Campbell's Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/tomato-soup-spice-cupcakes-50373?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Creamy Southwest Tomato Soup Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/creamy-southwest-tomato-soup-26101?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Easy Tomato Soup Spice Cake Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/easy-tomato-soup-spice-cake-24345?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Spiced Tomato Soup Cancakes Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/spiced-tomato-soup-cancakes-25030?fm=internal_search) (FWIW, I would never do this one because of BPA in cans)

Campbell's Creamy Citrus Tomato Soup with Pesto Croutons Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/creamy-citrus-tomato-soup-with-pesto-croutons-27096?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Tomato-Basil Chicken Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/tomato-basil-chicken-25082?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Tomato Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/tomato-chicken-stir-fry-24406?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Spaghetti Soup Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/spaghetti-soup-27297?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Tomato-Basil Zucchini Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/tomato-basil-zucchini-24424?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Tomato Soufflé Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/tomato-soufflé-26236?fm=internal_search)

Campbell's Harvest Salad Recipe (http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/harvest-salad-50362?fm=internal_search)

Hope that's enough to get you going...their site had tons more. :)

04-04-2014, 10:19 PM
That is funny! I can't help with recipes, but you could always donate the soup to a food drive or food bank. I might have snatched up a sale like that for the express purpose of donation.

04-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Farrar--hmmm...yeah, I might try something like that. Enough garlic and onions can make just about anything good, I'm thinking. Oh, and cheese.

Carolyn--thanks! Those will keep me busy for a while.

JenRay--I may just do that, at least with a dozen or so of them. When does the post office do their canned goods drive...? That's probably my best bet, because I'll never remember to actually take them somewhere.

04-04-2014, 10:49 PM
JenRay--I may just do that, at least with a dozen or so of them. When does the post office do their canned goods drive...? That's probably my best bet, because I'll never remember to actually take them somewhere.

May 10 is the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. That gives you about a month to try tomato soup recipes until you are sick of them! ;)

04-04-2014, 11:01 PM
The tomato soup based baked goods sort of scare me. Like, there was a recipe for ketchup cookies on the back of a Heinz bottle I had once. I'm still disturbed every time I think about it.

04-04-2014, 11:36 PM
no comments, but hysterical!

04-05-2014, 02:12 AM
So I have only 1 tomato soup recipe. I mentioned it in another thread that had turned into a pie thread. Colorado Pie. It does have meat, so you may not like it, but maybe someone will. Here goes:Brown 1 lb. of burger with 1/4 c. chopped onion. Stir in 1 can tomato soup, 1 Tb. sugar, and 1 can green beans and let it heat up. Spoon all that into a crusted pie pan and put another crust over it and cut some slits. I don't recall what temp. to bake it at but I know it's 20 min. Basically you're browning the crust as the filling is fully cooked.I imagine this would be good with other veggies besides green beans but haven't tried it yet. Hope somebody likes this. :)

04-05-2014, 10:55 AM
You know, all that soup only cost 2.40 . .. i wouldnt necessarily risk ruining other perfectly good food just for the sake of not letting 2.40 go to waste.

04-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Some of these sound like you're really subbing it for tomato paste and liquid. Maybe go from there...

Crabby Lioness
04-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Some of these sound like you're really subbing it for tomato paste and liquid. Maybe go from there...

Basically that's what you're doing.

Let's see what else I've got.

I've got an tomato aspic recipe made with canned tomato soup. IDK how well it works, as I haven't lured my family that far down the "Adventures With Jello" road -- yet. We're still on fruit salads.

Our favorite is tomato dumplings. Mix a can of tomato soup with a can of diced tomatoes, or the equivalent of fresh tomatoes. Spice to taste, including any seasoning veggies you want to throw in or leftovers. Make up some biscuit-type dumpling dough with plenty of shredded cheese.

Bring the soup to a boil, add the dumplings, and cook until done. Many people like to cook it as a thick soup with a layer of dumplings on top, but my crew likes it better cooked spread out in a large casserole dish so the layer of soup is quite thin. I'm going to make some in a few minutes.

04-05-2014, 06:12 PM
I occasionally make a recipe we call "hamburger casserole." My mother has been making it since the '70s. You put raw ground beef in the bottom of a casserole dish, sprinkle a handful of rice on top, then add layers of sliced potatoes, carrots, and onions until the casserole dish is full. Mix in a few tablespoons of water into a can of tomato soup (just to thin it out a little), and pour it over top of the whole thing. Cover and bake for about 2 hours at 350.

It's actually really good.

04-05-2014, 08:02 PM
My mother has made tomato soup cake my whole life. It is very good with cream cheese frosting. Hers is a spice cake type treat. I highly recommend it. She also makes a chocolate mayonaise cake that is wonderful. Both sound revolting I realize, and are probably not healthy options, but this is my midwestern upbringing. lol

07-27-2014, 10:04 PM
I pour tomato soup over stuffed green peppers before I put them into the oven.

08-19-2014, 03:59 AM
Interesting recipe of tomato soup buddy, I had viewed your site of tomato soup cake. It's looking very spicy, delicious kind of food. Salt is the most important and major factor in making any delicious kind of food. So, while cooking anything, should have to take care of it.