Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup

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Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup beats the canned stuff any day! Made from marinara sauce, broth, cheese and cream.

Tomato soup is the best friend of the grilled cheese sandwich, makes edible fake blood (if you don’t look too close) and, contrary to popular belief, does not get rid of skunk smell. So if those aren’t good enough reasons, you may need to reassess your standards.

Creamy Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese sandwich


Let’s face it, grilled cheese that isn’t dunked into tomato soup is sad grilled cheese. Prevent sad grilled cheese by making your own delicious, creamy tomato soup in your very own microwave with almost no effort. Its much tastier than canned soup and you can impress your friends with your gourmet microwave skills.

Plus this soup is so easy to make you have no excuse to buy the sad canned stuff. This tastes like it came from Panera. Get fancy and top with croutons too. Maybe even more Parmesan cheese. Maybe a whole bag of Fritos. We don’t judge.


  • Mix and microwave for 2-3 minutes covered with wet paper towel.
  • Garnish with croutons when eating (or eat with grilled cheese).

Tomato soup is delicious, but sometimes you whip yourself up a bowl and then get distracted or have to leave for an impromptu fire drill or your roommate gets themselves locked out. We get it, life happens. If this happens to you, pop your bowl of soup into a sealable bag or wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge.

Fully sealed, tomato soup is good in the fridge for about 4 days before it starts to gain sentience and you can charge it rent. At that point, it’s better just to make a new batch from scratch, since it’s easier than explaining to your roommate what is happening in the bowl you ‘borrowed’ from them.

Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup from above with half a grilled cheese sandwich

$: You need marinara, parmesan cheese, chicken broth, heavy cream or whole milk, salt and pepper. You can find all of this at your local grocery store for pretty cheap or you can save some of the free condiments that you get with pizza and use them instead.


  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to cook this recipe for 2:24 to 3:36, depending on how boiling hot you like your soup.
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking, you need to keep an eye on it. Cook your soup for about 3:26 to 5:09, and test it with a finger tip before you spoon a heaping scoop into your mouth.

Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup

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Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup

Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup made from marinara sauce, broth, cheese and cream.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Creamy Tomato Soup
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff


  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  • Mix and microwave for 2-3 minutes covered with wet paper towel.
  • Garnish with croutons when eating (or eat with grilled cheese).


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1011IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

Microwave Tomato Soup


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  1. 5 stars
    This is my weeknight go to when things are crazy and it is absolutely delicious. The tomato soup is so easy to make and has so much flavor, my daughter loves it! Thanks for a great easy to make recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I love quickie recipes like this! This soup looks and sounds great. I often wind up with leftover marinara so this is a perfect way to use it.