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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, diary-free recipe!

“This is the very first homemade tomato soup I have made that my kids did NOT say they like ‘campbells soup’ better! A win!!! FINALLY’!!” ~Jill

In college Tuesday was tomato soup day. You see, I lived in a sorority my freshman and sophomore years..

Lunch usually consisted of a salad bar and some kind of canned soup heated in a slow cooker. Not particularly exciting. 

I can’t say I ever loved the whole sorority lunch experience, so I rarely rushed back to the house for meals. 

That is of course, unless it was Tuesday.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese day.

There was just something about a steaming bowl of tomato soup and a melty grilled cheese sandwich that was just so darn comforting in the middle of a school week. And I’m not the only one.

Ask any other girl (now grown woman) what Tuesday meant in the house and they’ll tell you: Tomato Soup Day.

The rainy Oregon weather certainly contributed to our mutual love for the warm soup and sammie combo.

It rarely rains hard in Oregon, but it does have a way of drizzling just enough to get you wet, cold, and water-logged. It starts with the bottom hem of your jeans getting wet, and ends with water slowly wicking up your pant legs to your knees.

Fun.

These conditions demand changing into cozy clothes, curling up on the couch, and digging into a warm bowl of soup.

Many years have past since those college days, but I still crave a creamy bowl of tomato soup on cool days. It seems, too, that I’ve passed the preference on to Elle, as she is always asking me to make her tomato soup.

I set out to create a simple, flavor-packed tomato soup recipe that can be made ahead in a slow cooker and that is naturally dairy-free so our whole family can enjoy it often.

After some experimenting I’m happy to share our new favorite dairy-free Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup.

It’s packed with tomato flavor from canned and dried tomatoes, plus tomato paste.

Cashews are blended in at the end to provide a luscious creamy flavor without the cream. If you want a nut-free alternative, though, feel free to add a half cup of heavy cream in place of the cashews.

I find this recipe is easiest and has minimal clean up with the use of a hand-held immersion blender, though a regular blender also works. As written the recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

Kid-friendly notes. This creamy tomato soup is a great way to get kids eating their veggies. Here are some options for resistant eaters:

  • Let them help dump the ingredients in the slow cooker base and stir everything together (before it’s on and heated up).
  • Skip the basil and green onion topping.
  • Soup can be hard for little hands to handle. Offer the warm soup in a mug for sipping instead of spooning.

Now, let’s make some Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup!

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)


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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, diary-free recipe!


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Ingredients

½ cup raw, unsalted cashews

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 large garlic cloves, minced or grated

4 cups vegetable stock

1 28-oz can crushed or diced tomatoes

⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes

1 6-oz can tomato paste

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

2 scallions, chopped (optional)

1/4 cup chopped basil (optional)


Instructions

  1. Place the cashews in a small bowl and cover with water. Set aside.
  2. Place the onions, garlic, vegetable stock, crushed tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, and honey (if using) into the base of a slow cooker, stirring to combine.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  4. When the soup is finished cooking, drain, and rinse the cashews. Place into the slow cooker, stirring to combine.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the tomato mixture until well combined and very smooth, about 2 minutes. If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully ladle the cooked tomato mixture into a blender, working in batches. Make sure the lid is on tightly, cover with a towel, and blend until well combined and very smooth.
  6. Serve hot, topping with scallions and basil if you like.

Notes

This creamy tomato soup is a great way to get kids eating their veggies. Here are some options for resistant eaters:

  • Let them help dump the ingredients in the slow cooker base and stir everything together (before it’s on and heated up).
  • Skip the basil and green onion topping.
  • Soup can be hard for little hands to handle. Offer the warm soup in a mug for sipping instead of spooning.

 

20 comments to " Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free) "

  • Jenny C.

    I made this for friends last night and it was delicious! The morning prep was super easy too. This recipe is a winner and I’m excited to try more of your recipes!

  • Nicky

    Do you know what I could use in replacement if the cashews? My son is allergic to nuts and peanuts.

    • Robyn Downs

      Hi Nicky, If you can have dairy you can just use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of heavy cream. If he can’t do dairy either you could also try 1/4 to 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can.

  • Julie

    I made this tonight and it was amazing! My husband, who hates tomato soup, liked it. Success!

    • Robyn Downs

      That’s fantastic, Julie! My husband’s not a fan of tomato soup either (he thinks it tastes too much like pasta sauce), but he’s come around to this version, too. Happy it was a hit for you!

  • Allison

    Have you tried or would you recommend serving this soup chilled? I’m hosting a baby shower and hoping to serve this chilled with mini grilled cheese squares.

  • Nicole

    Hi,
    Our good friends brought over a whole crock pot of this soup while my husband is recovering from surgery. And it’s delicious! It’s the perfect comfort meal with grilled cheese sandwiches. And the first tomato soup the whole family likes. But, do you have you the nutrition facts per serving? Calories? Fat? Sodium? Fiber? Protein?
    Thank you!

    • Robyn Downs

      Nicole, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I don’t have the capacity to provide nutritional information for recipes. I know some readers have had success entering the ingredient info into online calculators for their favorite recipes. Thanks!

  • This is the very first homemade tomato soup I have made that my kids did NOT say they like "campbells soup" better! A win!!! FINALLY’!! And so so healthy! Just started whole 30, and happy to have a recipe we can ALL eat and LOVE! Yay! Thank you so much! New to your site and love it!

    • Robyn Downs

      Hi Jill, yay, so glad you and your crew enjoyed this one! I hope you explore and find some others you love. Plenty of Whole30 options and many more for when your done with the 30 days. Cheers!

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Robyn,
    This soup is the first of your recipes I make and it certainly won’t be the last! It is delicious!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Sarah

    LOVE this recipe! Made it for two families recently and they loved it too!

  • Ethel

    Delicious!!!!!! Better than any restaurant soup – hands down.

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