No fuss traybake tomato and basil soup

A deliciously tasty soup that takes minimal preparation time

I really love soup, and it’s such a brilliant way to get in lots of portions of vegetables, but I just don’t always find the time to prepare it as it usually involves lots of chopping! I discovered a new way of making soup in a baking tray just before Christmas (see my Best Soup recipe here) and I thought I’d try it again with more of a basic soup. So with this one, I just peeled and roughly chopped and onion, threw in some whole cloves of garlic and then just chopped tomatoes, carrot and basil and popped it into the oven, and it made a very delicious soup. Certainly with tomatoes I always think they taste better with a longer cooking time, and I love garlic cooked this way too. It’s the easiest soup to make, and perfect if you are short of prep time.

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My Recipe

Serves: 2
Syns: none
Healthy Extra:


  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, washed but unpeeled and roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled but whole
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped into wedges
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c
  2. Put everything into a deep baking tray (apart from the vegetable stock) and mix together well
  3. Pop into the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring once half way through
  4. Remove from the oven, and add in the (hot) vegetable stock). Using a hand-blender, whizz it all up until smooth.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with a little extra fresh basil

Additional Info

Lovely with some basil on top

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