Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons

  • 10MINS
  • 50MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 222KCAL

A wonderfully creamy, tasty tomato soup that's naturally dairy free and low in calories. Perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories222
  • Carbs35g
  • Protein9.8g
  • Fat2.7g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars12g

Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons is so deliciously creamy and indulgent, it’s hard to believe there’s not a pot of double cream in sight! Packed with loads of nutritious veggies, it’s hard to beat this soup for an easy, healthy lunch.

The butter beans add a smooth flavour, with a hint of garlic for a deep, rich taste. We love how simple the crunchy garlic croutons are too, and they can be made in only a few minutes: an ideal addition to any soup recipe when you want to skip the buttered bread!

It also makes a great hot packed lunch, pop it in a soup flask and enjoy a warming lunch on the go.

Psst… if you’re ever in need of a quick pasta or pizza sauce, halve the amount of water in this recipe and freeze in small batches! 

What diets is this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons suitable for?

This Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons?

To keep this recipe gluten free, we’ve used a couple of specific ingredients which you could swap out if you’d prefer to use standard ingredients. Henderson’s Relish is a widely available substitute for Worcestershire sauce that’s available in the condiment aisle at most supermarkets.

We’ve also used gluten free ciabatta rolls, which you should be able to find in the Free From aisle. We’ve used Schar branded rolls in this recipe, which are available in most larger supermarkets.

How many calories are in this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons?

There are 222 calories per portion in this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

For the soup

Step 1

Add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic cloves to a large saucepan and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Gently fry over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until softened.

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Step 2

Add the tinned tomatoes, butter beans, cauliflower, basil, balsamic vinegar, stock and Henderson’s Relish to the saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes with a lid on the pan, stirring occasionally.

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Step 3

When ready, blend the soup until smooth. If you need to add extra water at this point you can do so. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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For the croutons

Step 4

Whilst the soup is simmering, slice each of the bread rolls into 3 slices down the middle. Cut each slice into cubes.

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Step 5

Add the bread cubes to a frying pan. Coat with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over garlic granules. Toast over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until the bread is crispy.

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Step 6

Serve the soup with some croutons sprinkled on top.

Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons?

This soup is substantial enough to serve alone, but you could add one of a number of different accompaniments, like these:

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How do you know when Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons is cooked?

You should cook this Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons until it’s piping hot and the veg is cooked. This should take around 40 minutes on the stove top.

You can also make this soup in a soup maker: simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your particular soup maker.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.

You can keep leftovers of Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze the soup and croutons separately as soon as they are cold enough, to prevent the croutons going soggy.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Cream of Tomato Soup and Croutons

A wonderfully creamy, tasty tomato soup that's naturally dairy free and low in calories. Perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 222
  • Carbs 35G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions peeled and sliced
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes, 400g/14oz tin
  • 1 tin butter beans, 400g/14oz tin drained
  • 400 g cauliflower florets roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 800 ml boiling water to make the vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the croutons

  • 2 gluten free ciabatta rolls e.g. Schar branded
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

For the soup
  1. Add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic cloves to a large saucepan and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Gently fry over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes, butter beans, cauliflower, basil, balsamic vinegar, stock and Henderson's Relish to the saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes with a lid on the pan, stirring occasionally.
  3. When ready, blend the soup until smooth. If you need to add extra water at this point you can do so. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
For the croutons
  1. Whilst the soup is simmering, slice each of the bread rolls into 3 slices down the middle. Cut each slice into cubes.
  2. Add the bread cubes to a frying pan. Coat with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over garlic granules. Toast over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until the bread is crispy.
  3. Serve the soup with some croutons sprinkled on top.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Make the stock for the soup with half the amount of water and it makes a great batch cook tomato sauce, perfect for pasta or pizzas! Freeze in small batches for a quick midweek dinner.
Tip: Make it even better by placing the soup in an oven proof bowl, adding croutons and a sprinkling reduced fat cheddar before placing into the oven to melt.

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Simon RossThursday 18th February 2021

Hi, could you tell me how you get it to 222 calories per serving as the majority of ingredients are very very low in calories, i love the soup and make it regular.

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    HollyThursday 18th February 2021

    Hi Simon, I’ve just had a look at this recipe and the information is correct. We have a helpful article HERE which explains how we work out nutritional information for all of our recipes you may find it helpful!

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AmandaSaturday 30th January 2021

Love this recipe. Which book is it in

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    HollySunday 31st January 2021

    Hi Amanda, this tomato soup is an exclusive recipe to our website, hope that helps!

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BobbiegirlThursday 28th January 2021

Just made this for lunch. Amazing, smooth , creamy but thick. I had no cauliflower so used a lesser amount of potato. It’s lovely, I’ve made lots of different Tom soups and this is a winner.

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    LisaThursday 28th January 2021

    So glad you enjoyed it! Potato is a great substitute for the cauliflower.

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