Quick & Easy Homemade Tomato (Fennel) Soup

20 Feb

If you read gossip magazines, you might have come across this recipe in People from a few weeks ago.  The recipe is from Lady Gaga’s family and her parent’s new restaurant.  It is simple to make and delicious to eat!


Note, we forgot to buy fennel at the store so we just omitted it.  The soup still turned out fantastic!

Tomato Fennel Soup


  • 2tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth (use vegetable broth to make this recipe vegan)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


1.  In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, celery, garlic and fennel.  Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

2.  Add tomatoes and broth; simmer 4 minutes.  Remove from heat; add basil and parsley.  Cool slightly.  Puree in blender.  Season to taste and serve hot.

We served our soup with fresh bread broiled with cheddar cheese.


As you can see, this is a super easy recipe, has fresh ingredients and tastes amazing!  I highly recommend making it!  It tastes creamy even though it is not.  I can’t wait to make it again!



  • What is your favorite soup?
  • Are you a tomato soup fan?



15 Responses to “Quick & Easy Homemade Tomato (Fennel) Soup”

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 20, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I’m eating tomato soup at this very second. I love it with a lot of basil – and creamy without cream (like this one). 🙂

  2. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 20, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Looks so easy and delish! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Corrie Anne February 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I love tomato-based. I don’t think I’ve used fennel before, but it looks amazing!

  4. Lisa @ Healthy Diaries February 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    This looks really good! I love tomato soup. Perfect with grilled cheese!
    I need to make more soups before winter is over. I haven’t made too many so far!

  5. sweetlyvegan February 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Wow this sounds and looks delicious. I am obsessed with tomato soup! can’t wait to make this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. marissa February 21, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    sure wish i liked tomato soup because it looks good. I think my favorite soup has to be minestrone…I miss my grandma’s homemade minestrone…SO GOOD!


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