Make Your Own Can Of Condensed Tomato Soup

Fall is knocking on our door and I’m ready to start making soups and stews again. In fact I made this stew last night and it was good.

Beef Stew1

If you haven’t tried it yet, you should.

One of my favorite soup recipes from childhood is a chili recipe that requires a can of condensed tomato soup. I started making my own condensed version about 4 years ago. I took these pictures back in 2012 and am just now getting around to sharing it.

You’ll need oil, starch, spices, milk (dairy free or not), and tomato paste.

tomato soup1Heat oil on stove top and add starch and spices until it gets like this:

tomato soup2Then add your milk of choice.

tomato soup3Cook and stir until it gets really thick.

tomato soup4Once it gets to this stage add your tomato paste and stir well to combine.

tomato soup5

Keep in mind…this is a condensed tomato soup for soups or casseroles.  This is not a soup to eat as is.

tomato soup6

You many also like the tutorials on “cans” of cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.  All of these “cans” of soups are adaptations of something I read in a old Living Without magazine.  It has changed it’s name to Living Without’s Gluten Free and More.  If you want to get ideas like these, it is a magazine worth considering.  Just click on the image in the sidebar to subscribe to the magazine. (Affliate post).

Also shared at Mostly Homemade Mondays. Allergy Free Wednesday. Gluten Free Wednesday.

Can of Condensed Tomato Soup


  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 3 T. potato or tapioca starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/16 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/16 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup rice or hemp milk (or cow’s milk)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste


  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add starch and spices and cook until well mixed.
  3. Add milk of choice and cook and stir until thick.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir to combine.
  5. Use in soups or casseroles.
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6 Responses to Make Your Own Can Of Condensed Tomato Soup

  1. I stumbled across your blog today while browsing Twitter and I’m glad I did! I am also an allergy friendly food blogger. 🙂 Anyways. We can’t make the condensed tomato soup, because tomato is one of my daughters allergies, but I’ve been making cream of ::insert flavor here:: soup for a while now. It is so much better then it’s canned cousin!

  2. Christine says:

    I have been looking for a gluten-free and lactose-free condensed tomato soup for a while…now I can make my own! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jen says:

    Curious, have you ever used it for tomato soup adding more water/milk? I need a quick lunch option to replace the canned stuff. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      No, I haven’t tried that. I want something like that for a quick lunch too. I’ll add that to my recipe to-do list.

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