Creamy Tomato Soup | Panera Bread Style Tomato Soup

Bringing a recipe after a long time, as my work schedule is crazy and trying to juggle work, home and everything in between.  I know it almost summer, however we still have chili evenings here in NJ.   I have made this soup quite a few times, but didn’t get a chance to put the blog post together. Today, I am bringing Panera Bread style Creamy Tomato soup, which is mine and my daughter’s favorite.

Creamy Tomato Soup

When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can match the warm, satisfying experience of a hearty bowl of tomato soup. Panera Bread has perfected this classic dish, making their Creamy Tomato Soup a favorite for many. Known for its rich flavor and creamy texture, Panera Bread’s tomato soup captures the essence of homestyle comfort with a gourmet touch. If you’re a fan of this beloved soup and wish to recreate it at home, you’re in luck. I don’t know about you, but I love this soup and this is what I always get with the Mediterranean sandwich in a you pick two deal!!


Top three reasons why you might love this Creamy Tomato Soup:

  1. Rich & Balanced Flavor: The soup balances the natural sweetness of ripe tomatoes with a subtle acidity, along with fresh herbs and seasonings.
  2. Quick & Easy: This recipe is incredibly easy and can be ready in under 30 minutes, yet it looks and tastes like you spent much longer preparing it.
  3. Perfect Pairing Potential: It pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides such as crusty bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, or a simple salad, making it a versatile and complete meal option.

Creamy Tomato Soup

Here are some delicious options to serve with creamy tomato soup:

  1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich: A classic pairing that complements the soup’s rich flavor with melty, crispy goodness.
  2. Crusty Bread: Freshly baked or toasted, perfect for dipping into the creamy soup.
  3. Garlic Bread: Adds a flavorful, crunchy contrast to the smooth soup.
  4. Salad: A light, fresh side like a simple green salad or a Caesar salad balances the richness of the soup.
  5. Crackers: Adds a crunchy texture, whether plain or seasoned.
  6. Pesto Crostini: Toasted baguette slices topped with pesto for a burst of flavor.
  7. Roasted Vegetables: A side of roasted vegetables like carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers for a healthy and hearty meal.
  8. Cheese Plate: A selection of cheeses to enjoy alongside or melted into the soup for added richness.


Creamy Tomato Soup

Other recipes to try from my Blog:

Kala Chana Soup 

Black Bean Soup

Spinach Tomato Soup

Lentil Soup


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Creamy Tomato Soup | Panera Bread Style Tomato Soup

Sarika Gunjal
This Creamy Tomato Soup combines rich, balanced flavors with a velvety texture, creating a comforting and gourmet dish that's easy to prepare.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 Can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 Small Carrot sliced
  • 1 medium white onion, cubed
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ¾ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable Broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream or as needed
  • 1 tsp fresh basil leaves
  • ½ tsp oregano


  • In a pot, heat the olive oil and add sliced garlic
  • Saute for a couple of mins, make it doesn't burn.
  • Add cubed onions and saute until soft.
  • Add sliced carrot to it and let it saute until slightly soft.
  • Add the can of marzano tomatoes, along with the broth and sugar. Let it simmer for about 10-12 mins until it is slightly thickened.
  • Add oregano, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for a couple of mins.
  • Blend it with immersion blender completely.
  • Add fresh basil and serve it hot with grilled cheese or your choice of bread.
Keyword appetizer, creamy, panera bread, soup, Tomato soup,



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