Smoky Tomato Soup with Gruyère Toasts Recipe

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Peppi Kallio Modified: March 23, 2022
Smoky Tomato Soup with Gruyère Toasts Recipe

How To Make Smoky Tomato Soup with Gruyère Toasts

The smokiness of this tomato soup comes from the sweet paprika. The dish itself is creamy and rich, and is best paired with a cheesy slice of toast.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1onion
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 2tspsweet paprika,smoked, preferably pimentón de la Vera
  • lbstomatoes
  • ½cupwater
  • 1sprigthyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • 8slicebaguette
  • 2ozGruyere cheese


  1. In a soup pot, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until tender. Add the paprika and cook until fragrant.

  2. Add the tomatoes, water, thyme sprig and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and bring the tomato mixture to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until the tomatoes break down. This will take about 15 minutes. Discard the thyme sprig and bay leaf.

  3. Preheat the broiler. In a blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth. Strain the soup back into the pot, pressing on the solids to extract as much soup as possible. Stir the cream into the soup and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, place the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from the heat until lightly toasted on both sides. Top the toasts with the Gruyère and broil for about 30 seconds, until the cheese is bubbly. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with the Gruyère toasts.


  • Calories: 314.09kcal
  • Fat: 17.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.61g
  • Fiber: 6.70g
  • Sugar: 13.30g
  • Protein: 11.02g
  • Cholesterol: 43.60mg
  • Sodium: 1206.56mg
  • Calcium: 229.13mg
  • Potassium: 1091.60mg
  • Iron: 2.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 321.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 58.52mg
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