Copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup

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I am SO excited about this copycat Campbell’s tomato soup recipe!  It took me forever to perfect it, so I’m just thrilled to finally be able to post it!

5 Ingredient Copycat Campbell's Tomato Soup Recipe. This is SPOT-ON and has no preservatives!


I have a son who absolutely loves Campbell’s tomato soup.  I’ve tried a bunch of homemade versions of tomato soup, but he just wants the canned stuff.  Birthday dinner?  Campbell’s tomato soup.  Got a cold?  Campbell’s tomato soup.  Lunch date with Mom?  Campbells tomato soup.  He LOVES the stuff.

But,I don’t.  It isn’t the taste.  I enjoy it, butI don’t love the high fructose corn syrup and preservatives.

Plus, I love my tomato powder for so many reasons (convenient, made from fully ripened tomatoes, VERY cost effective, no additives) and want to be able to use it for all things tomato.  It is my very favorite “food storage” product…one that I would use regularly even if I wasn’t at all into preparedness.  And the idea of storing just one 100% tomato product instead of multiple (canned with aditives) products is appealing.  I already use it to make minestrone soup, spaghetti sauce, vegetable beef soup, enchilada sauce (recipe to come), enchilada soup, bayou pasta, chili, and even ketchup (recipe to come).  I’d love to be able to continue to add to that list!

Well, a few months ago, I decidedto try to make a copycat Campbell’s tomato soup using my tomato powder and see if my son could tell the difference.  I failed. Big time.  We ate pizza for dinner that night.

But I kept trying!  And I finally found a recipe that is amazing.  I served it to my son last week and he had no idea it wasn’t his beloved canned friend.  He was just so grateful that I’d made his favorite meal for dinner.

It’s pretty simple.  You need just five ingredients:

Copycat Cambells tomato soup recipe

And water…so I guess that makes six ingredients.  (-:

Add 4.5 cups water to a pot and heat till almost boiling.  Then whisk in tomato powder.  It will turn a bit frothy.  Turn heat down to medium low.

Add Tomato powder

Add flour and water mixture while whisking.  Soup will thicken:

Add flour and water

Then add the salt and brown sugar and mix well:

add salt and brown sugar

Let soup come back up to a simmer, then turn heat off and add milk:

add milk

Serve it up and serve with your favorite bread, crackers or (my son’s favorite) grilled cheese!

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5 Ingredient Copycat Campbell's Tomato Soup Recipe. This is SPOT-ON and has no preservatives!

Copycat Cambell’s Tomato Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Six 1 cup servings

Copycat Cambell’s Tomato Soup

A delicious, spot-on copycat of Campbell's tomato soup, but without the high fructose corn syrup and preservatives!

What you need:

What to do:

  • Mix flour and water well until smooth
  • Mix water and milk powder until smooth
  • Heat water over high heat to almost boiling
  • Add tomato powder while whisking
  • Turn heat down to medium low
  • Slowly add flour and water mixture while whisking
  • Add brown sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Heat mixture to almost boiling again, then turn off heat and add milk


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12 Responses to Copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup

  1. Renae Limburg August 12, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    thank you for this recipe it really is like campbell’s tomato soup made it exactly like it is written it truly is really good not disappointed at all. perfect

  2. Natasha January 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Is tomato powder basically the same thing as tomato bouillon?

    • Misty January 20, 2016 at 8:38 am #

      No tomato powder is 100% tomatoes that have been dried and turned into a powder. Tomato bouillon is full of lots of other ingredients as seasonings and additives.

  3. Vicki S December 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    I finally got around to purchasing some tomato powder and I made this soup for lunch today. Oh man, was it a hit. My children and I loved it. I used evaporated canned milk only because that is what I had opened at the time. So yummy. We will be making this often. Thank you so much Misty!

    • Misty January 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      Yay! So glad to hear it Vicki!

  4. Judy September 18, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    I love this recipe. I add all the ingredients into a bowl and divide it up into 2 canning jars and seal. Whenever I want some soup, I bring 2 to 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil, whisk in the tomato mixture and within seconds it ready. Depending on the thickness more water can be added. I now am dividing it into 4 so I can give it to my mom who lives alone and can whip up some soup just using kettle.

    • Misty September 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      Yay! i’m so glad it has worked well for you Judy!

  5. Barbara July 19, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    It is one of my favs, too, and I have put the recipe in my Evernote recipe collection. Just one glitch that I corrected in ky copy – it is CAMPBELL’S, and not Cambell’s. There is a “p” in it. Look at the label in your photo of the can.

    • Barbara July 19, 2015 at 8:47 am #

      Yep, I made a typo, too. Typing with a stylus in my non-dominent hand is a pain. Please pardon. Recent hand surgery.

    • Misty July 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

      Funny. I got it right everywhere but the title. Thanks for catching that!

  6. [email protected] May 26, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    I love the tomato powder in vegetable soup and other soups. My kids love canned tomato soup. I’ll have to give this a try. I also use the tomato powder when I make Mexican rice. Yum!

    • Misty May 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      It is good for so many different things! A favorite product of mine for sure!