There is no Heinz Tomato Soup.

Well, there is.  But it’s not the same as the one we used to buy in England.  It’s concentrated soup and my eldest hates it.

Huge problem because he doesn’t like much food.  But he LOVED Heinz Tomato Soup and it was my go-to quick and easy lunch/dinner when all else was refused.

So what did I do?

Yep – made up my own recipe.  I’ll skip straight to it – you probably don’t care which pan I prefer or how once when I was 3 I didn’t eat a tomato.



1 x 700g jar of passata

500ml chicken stock

1 x onion roughly chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tbsp sugar

Drizzle of cream (to taste)



1.  Gently fry the onion in the oil until soft and translucent

2.  Add the chicken stock, passata and sugar.

3.  Bring to the boil, then simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.

4.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

5.  Whoosh it all up in a blender/food processor then return to the pan.

6.  Reheat gently, adding a drizzle fo cream to your taste.  Serve.


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I’ll be honest, that photo is NOT a photo of my soup.  Because if my soup looked like that, my son wouldnt eat it.

But he loves this soup.  It’s a winner every time.  In England, he used to eat it with salt & pepper baguette from Tesco, but that doesnt exist here either.  For obvious reasons.  He doesn’t like bread rolls or sliced bread either.  But he does like garlic bread so I often serve that with the soup.

It’s cheap and easy to make, and seems to taste great.  I really don’t like tomato soup so I have no idea.  But I live with the biggest critic in the world, so who am I to argue?