Tomato soup for picky eaters

By Debbie What shall I cook now? This question occurs at least twice a week in the average household. It often remains difficult to get inspired in the kitchen every day.

Especially if you have picky eaters (read: young children) who don't like it that much. What could be better than falling back on a number of classics?


Tomato soup is a real classic, I think it is on everyone's table at some point. With us it is especially favorite with the children and I am happy about that because that way I get a lot of vegetables in it! Ideal for picky eaters. In the evening I serve some baguette and a salad and if I'm really hungry, sometimes a piece of meat.

A grilled cheese sandwich also combines well with this soup. And if I have some leftovers, then I eat a nice soup for lunch the next day.

Done quickly

This soup is ready in half an hour, although it will of course be tastier if you let it simmer longer. To avoid nagging about indefinable green bits, I always puree the soup with the hand blender. This way you can secretly put more vegetables in it, such as zucchini or bell pepper.

Apart from the preparation and pureeing, you don't have to do much in between. Time to unload and/or load the dishwasher so that you are ready after dinner!

What do you need?

For a large pot of soup:

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • possibly some basil leaves and vermicelli

How do you proceed?

  1. Cut the onion, celery, carrot and garlic into pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a soup pot and add the vegetables. Smother gently.
  3. When the onion is glassy, add the tomato cubes, a liter of water and the stock cubes. Don't forget to empty the cans of the tomato cubes by putting a splash of water in them and adding this to the soup.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 10 minutes. Longer is of course allowed!
  5. Puree the soup smooth with a hand blender and serve with some basil.
  • If you want a more filling soup, add some vermicelli during the last 5 minutes.
  • The basis of this soup, without the broth, is also a basic pasta sauce. Very tasty with meatballs or as a lasagna sauce.

Do you also have picky eaters? Do they like tomato soup??

This article was written by Debby Bodewes. You can find more from Debbie on her blog Deb's Bakery & Kitchen.

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