Canning Tomato Soup Recipe (2024)

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Canning Tomato Soup Recipe (1)

Canning tomato soup is easy when you have a good recipe. I’ve tried some different recipes, and this one is definitely the best. If you love Campbell’s condensed cream of tomato soup, then this would definitely be its copycat recipe.This is one of my 6 favorite soup canning recipes for food storage.

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This tomato soup is thick like condensed cream of tomato soup. After you remove it from the jar to eat it, you will want to add a little water or milk to it to thin out again.

This tomato soup has so much flavor compared to store bought tomato soup. There is no comparison! And it is so much cheaper too.It’s one of my 13 favorite tomato recipes for canning.

It does take a lot of tomatoes to make it, but if you have room for a garden, you can grow all the tomatoes you need to prepare all kinds of great canning recipes like this homemade V8 juice and my favorite salsa recipe.

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Step by Step Video

If you want to see me preparing this recipe for homemade tomato soup, click on the video below and watch as I prepare this recipe step by step.

Tomato Soup Canning Recipe


  • 16 c. tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 2 c. onion, chopped
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1 c. Clear Jel
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • ¼ sugar or Stevia (optional)

Chop tomatoes, celery, and onions.

Place vegetables and bay leaves in a large stock pot. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Remove bay leaves from pot.

Put vegetables through a food mill to remove skins and seeds. Return tomato juice back to stock pot.

Use an immersion blender or whisk to blend in Clear Jel. Add salt and sugar (optional) to taste.

Note: Clear Jel is a modified form of cornstarch that is safe for canning. It is commonly used in canning homemade pie fillings. Regular cornstarch is not safe for canning.

Canning Directions

After mixture has thickened, fill sterilized pint jars, leaving 1 inch head space. Wipe rims of jars with a clean dish towel and place lids and rings on jars.

Process in a pressure canner at 10 lbs pressure for 25 minutes.

Remove jars from pressure canner and let cool until lids seal. Sealed jars can be stored in pantry for 1-2 years. If any of the jars don’t seal, just place in the refrigerator and eat them soon.

To prepare, add milk or water to tomato soup as desired, and heat before serving.

Yield: 4-5 pints

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23 Comments on "Canning Tomato Soup Recipe"

  1. LIsa
    July 28, 2021 11:47 am

    Can I lave out the clear jel and just simmer until thick??

  2. Roseann
    October 14, 2020 8:50 pm

    I added 2 TBS dried basil, and reduced the ClearJel to 1/4 cup. Great taste and consistency. My family loves this recipe.

  3. Heather Y.
    August 10, 2020 2:04 pm

    Can you can this using hot water bath method?

  4. Liana
    September 10, 2019 2:29 pm

    Do you do anything with the pulp?

    1. admin
      October 2, 2019 3:57 am

      Hi! I haven’t done anything with the pulp except feed it to my chickens, but you could definitely add it to a casserole or something like that.

    2. Melanie
      October 27, 2022 4:22 pm

      You can freeze dry or dehydrate the pulp and seeds and grind up for tomato powder.

  5. sherri lutz
    July 22, 2019 7:06 pm

    can i double this and make a double batch

    1. admin
      July 25, 2019 5:06 am

      Yes, it is fine to double this recipe!

  6. Joann
    September 8, 2018 1:06 pm

    Could you process this in quarts instead of pints? If yes, would you need to increase the processing time?

    1. admin
      September 11, 2018 6:37 am

      Yes, you could use quart jars instead of pints for this recipe. I would process for 30 minutes instead of 25 minutes.

  7. Deb Lewis
    September 2, 2018 2:11 pm

    I see Bay Leaves in the recipe list, but not in the recipe. You add them to the tomato/onion/celery and simmer?

    1. admin
      September 3, 2018 5:08 am

      Hi! Sorry the instructions weren’t very clear. Yes, add the bay leaves to the vegetables, and then remove them before using the immersion blender. I’ve updated the recipe.

  8. Sue
    August 1, 2018 9:24 pm

    Where is the necessary lemon juice or powdered citric acid to make this safe?

    1. admin
      August 2, 2018 3:16 am

      Hi Sue, this recipe is processed in a pressure canner, not a boiling water canner, so adding the extra acid is not necessary for this recipe.

      1. Carol
        August 2, 2018 3:54 am

        If I were to use water bath with this recipe. If I add lemon juice is it safe to water bath

        1. admin
          August 2, 2018 4:37 am

          Hi Carol, yes I think it would be safe to can in a boiling water canner if lemon juice was added, but I don’t know how much you would need to add.

          1. Sarah G
            September 5, 2018 4:09 am

            For a pint jar its 1TBSP lemon juice plus 1/2tsp canning salt. Double it for a quart jar.

  9. Cis Welch
    June 30, 2018 6:30 pm

    I am sorry to have to ask such a silly question but if I use canned tomatoes do I drain them first? Thank you.

    1. admin
      July 3, 2018 7:35 pm

      Hi! If it were me, I would drain them first 🙂

  10. Becky Skinner
    June 2, 2018 5:15 pm

    Could you adapt this recipe using canned diced tomatoes Instead of fresh?

    1. admin
      June 5, 2018 11:43 pm

      Yes you could definitely use canned tomatoes for this recipe.

  11. Dee
    May 28, 2018 5:34 pm

    What kind of tomatoes do you normally use? Roma, etc?

    1. admin
      May 28, 2018 11:01 pm

      Hi! It depends on what kind of tomatoes I have on hand. I think you could really use any kind. I normally grow a roma tomato that is meant for making sauces and pastes. I think that is what I used for this recipe.


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