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Live Well Family Favorite Tomato Soup

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing Family Favorite Tomato Soup. This recipe is low in sodium and has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Enjoy this warm soup recipe with your family through the cool weather. This recipe serves 8.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, 14.5 ounces each
  • 1 46-ounce bottle or can tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (optional)


Melt the butter in a large pot. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and tomato juice. Stir to combine. Stir in sugar and pepper. Heat to almost a boil. Turn off the heat. Add milk and basil, if desired. Serve warm.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, an Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

More Information

Download a PDF of the Family Favorite Tomato Soup recipe. 

Live Well Alabama has additional recipes that can be found on the Alabama Extension website.


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