Tomato and chilli soup

(283 ratings)
Tomato and chilli soup
Tomato and chilli soup
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Tomato and chilli soup is the perfect comfort food for those evenings when itís raining outside and the nights are drawing in. This comforting homemade tomato soup served piping hot can be just what the doctor ordered. There are few moments that can beat that first dunk of a warm crusty (always buttered) baguette or the first slurp of tomato and chilli soup. If you have a glut of ripened tomatoes, then of course use those, but tinned tomatoes act as a great and cheaper substitute all year around. For a creamier soup, add 200ml of single cream at the very end. The chilli in this recipe gives an already hearty dish a spicy kick that brings your soup to life.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre vegetable stock

If you have a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in the cupboard, add a few to the soup at the very beginning for a richer tomato flavour.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, celery, chili and garlic. Cook over medium heat until softened. Add the tomatoes, water and stock. Bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Liquidize the soup in a blender or use a hand blender. Serve

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Lucy Shakeshaft

A lovely recipe, and a good base. I added salt, pepper and a couple of squeezes of tomato puree. I also used a 1/2 TSP of dried chilli flakes as I had no fresh. Next time I would use better quality tinned tomatoes (I used basic, so they were pretty watery). I would definitely make this again.


I used a dried red chillie and no celery.. Found It needed an extra 10 mins of simmering to thicken. Excellent recipe, simple and tastes devine! :)


Made it with tomatoes out of my garden (too many to just eat ) and green chillies from my garden too...will let you know the results...smells heavenly at the moment

Kerry Watts

Love this recipe - I double the ingredients though as we always want seconds and I sometimes swap the celery for a red pepper if I haven't got any. Add some black pepper at the end and serve with warm brown batons x


Tasty?? Gud for my kids??

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