Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

I love love love snow. Which means that I love this winter, even in Zurich.

This winter has been kind to Zurich. Not that it is a mild winter, temperature wise it is probably average (but this the statistic guys will tell us at the end of the season) … I mean kind in the sense that we have had quite a lot of days where Zurich hid underneath a little snow cover. So there is no need to go up the mountains for a little stroll through the snow. I only need to walk out of the house … and the best part is that the snow has kept returning various times this winter already :-)

So to warm up and to also get some sunshine feeling into my stomach, I prepared this oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella.

tomatoes, onion, garlic, thyme

roasted tomatoes, garlic, onions and mozzarella

Roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Ingredients (serves 4, makes roughly one liter of soup):
1 kg ripe tomatoes
1 big white onion
3 cloves of garlic
500 ml vegetable broth
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 ball mozzarella (125-150 g)
Salt, pepper
Some olive oil

1) Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 200 ºC.
2) Wash tomatoes and cut into eight pieces. Place them skin down on the baking sheet. Peel onions, cut in pieces and put on baking sheet. Skin garlic cloves, halve and distribute on the tomatoes. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put the baking sheet in the middle of the oven and roast the vegetables at 200 ºC for 35-40 minutes.
3) Transfer roasted vegetables together with the roasting juices into a pot and add vegetable broth. Add thyme twigs and bay leave. Bring to boil and simmer for roughly 20 minutes.
4) While the soup simmers, cut the mozzarella into thin pieces.
5) Remove bay leave and thyme twigs from the soup. Puree soup. Add seasoning if necessary.
6) Immediately serve the soup and add mozzarella pieces. Alternatively heat the soup once again, add mozzarella and stir until mozzarella is melted.
7) Serve & enjoy.

geroestete tomaten suppe mit mozzarella

Zutaten (4 Portionen, ergibt etwa einen Liter Suppe):
1 kg reife Tomaten
1 grosse weisse Zwiebel
3 Knoblauchzehen
500 ml Gemüsebrühe
3 Zweige Thymian
1 Lorbeerblatt
1 Kugel Mozzarella (125-150 g)
Salz, Pfeffer
etwas Olivenöl

1) Ein Backblech mit Backpapier auslegen. Das Backrohr auf 200 ºC vorheizen.
2) Tomaten waschen und achteln. Mit der Haut nach unten auf das Backblech legen. Zwiebel schälen, in Stücke schneiden und auf das Backblech legen. Die Knoblauchzehen schälen, in Stücke schneiden, und in den Tomaten verteilen. Mit Olivenöl beträufeln. Salzen und pfeffern. Das Backblech auf mittlerer Schiene bei 200 ºC 35-40 Minuten rösten.
3) Geröstetes Gemüse zusammen mit den Säften in einen Topf geben und mit Gemüsebrühe übergießen. Thymianzweige und Lorbeerblatt hinzugeben. Aufkochen und etwa 20 min köcheln.
4) Während die Suppe köchelt, den Mozzarella in dünne Stücke schneiden.
5) Lorbeerblatt und Thymianzweige aus der Suppe entfernen. Suppe pürieren. Eventuell Suppe noch nachwürzen.
6) Die Suppe sofort anrichten und mit Mozzarellastücken belegen. Alternativ die Suppe nochmals erwärmen, Mozzarella dazugeben und solange erhitzen bis der Mozzarella geschmolzen ist.
7) Servieren & geniessen.

  1. Love this recipe, the tomatoes are beautiful and I love the mozzarella in the soup! Looks so perfect for this cold snowy weather.

  2. Is there anything better than melted mozzarella? Can’t wait to try this!

  3. This is so good. I must try it.

  4. I love the idea of homemade mozzarella, and I’ve finally found a place to buy rennet! I will have to give this a try once I whip up a batch of cheese. This soup sounds amazingly tasty and warming.

  5. Lovely recipe, amazing pictures… Can’t wait to try. May be tempted to try swapping the mozzarella for mascarpone cheese as well… yummmm :-)

  6. Just made this for dinner tonight with just a touch of chili flakes added. Delicious!! So easy to make and full of flavour. Thanks for this yummy recipe that I will definitely be making again!

  7. I just made a version of this last night! It was so yummy! I think the mozzarella is key. The soup was bright and fresh, and went wonderfully with the ham and grilled cheese sandwiches I made.

  8. Hallo Alexandra!
    Ich bin auf Pinterest über dein tolles Tomaten-Suppe-Rezept gestolpert. Ich hab mich ein wenig auf deinem auf deinem Blog umgesehen. Schön hast du´s hier- ganz tolle Bilder!
    Liebe Grüße aus Tirol, Renate

  9. Hi- just found your recipe and it looks delish. I will be making this as soon as we have fresh local tomatoes in our region. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. This will be my new favorite soup for Fall!
    Pinning it ;)

  11. love the idea! just wondered if i could freeze the soup (without adding the mozzarella) i’m the only one than loves soup at home. :/ Thanks!

    • Hi Angeles,
      I never froze the soup (it never lasted that long :-) ) but I would assume it should freeze just fine. Make sure to cool the soup completely (stirring occasionally) before putting it in the freezer. The soup reheats were well on the stove.

  12. I have been looking for a homemade tomato soup recipe that was actually inspiring enough for me to try, and eventually gave up. I just stumbled across this on Pinterest, however and it’s PERFECT! I can NOT wait to make this for my hubby!

  13. This was the best tomato soup. I am definitely gonna double it next time. I will need a bigger baking sheet though as the onions and tomato didn’t fit on just one. I thought the taste might be too much of onion since the white onion is so big but everything was perfect. Savory goodness, and the cheese adds the right amount of mild creaminess for the savoryness of the soup.

  14. Einfach nur großartig!!!

  15. This looks gorgeous and so delicious! I wanted one last perfect tomato recipe and I think this is it! Thanks for sharing, Alexandra.

  16. I tried to make this, but my brother literally ate the entire tray of roasted tomatoes while I was waiting for them to cool down. haha will attempt again!