Zucchini Tomato Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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One Pan Soups and Stews

Cook time Cook time: 35 minutes

Last updated on October 11th, 2021 at 11:58 am

Zucchini Tomato Soup is homemade, creamy, and chunky with only 5 ingredients and is ready in 40 minutes. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich or homemade dinner rolls for the ultimate family dinner!

Making easy and comforting soups and stews recipes are a staple around here. You might also like this Instant Pot Lasagna SoupInstant Pot Tomato Soup, and Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup.

Zucchini Tomato Soup

The Zucchini Tomato Soup is irresistible, it’s sweet with a little tartness from the fresh tomatoes. In addition, it is very creamy, the grey zucchini absorbs all the garlicky tomato goodness. The soup requires only 5 ingredients. Also, it is loaded with vitamins and huge chunks of soft, juicy grey zucchini.

Also, I personally find the flavor and texture of grey zucchini more pleasant than the regular zucchini. Similarly, I think it has more body, it’s not that watery, also it’s more chewy and hearty.

This tomato soup with zuzcchini is a very nice way to celebrate and use summer produce. I am sure everyone gets now CSAs full of tomatoes and hopefully grey zucchinis. I highly recommend hitting your local Farmer’s Market and find some grey zucchini’s for this recipe.

The taste and texture are milder than regular zucchini, and I think this recipe is much better with them. You will definitely need some crusty bread on the side to dip into that creamy tomato goodness.


To make this hearty soup, you will only need 5 basic ingredients. Here is the list:

  • Fresh zucchini: I like using grey zucchini (medium-sized ones). However, feel free to use your favorite type. Also, you could use squash as well. 
  • Tomatoes: They add a nice balance of flavor. Use fresh or canned ones. 
  • Sweet onion and minced garlic: They add plenty of aromas. So, do not skip them!
  • Heavy cream: For a rich and creamy texture. 
  • Oil: Any cooking oil will work. Such as canola oil, olive oil, etc. 
  • Salt and ground black pepper.

How to make zucchini tomato soup?

  1. Prepare the zucchini: First, wash and halve the veggies. I like cutting them into even-sized cubes. 
  2. Saute onion: Next, in a large pot, add some olive oil, and saute the onion over medium heat. Then, add the chopped zucchini and minced garlic. Cook for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. 
  3. Blend the tomatoes: Using a blender or food processor, puree the tomatoes. Then, add the puree to the pot. Season with salt and pepper and bring to boil. 
  4. Simmer: Lastly, reduce heat, and simmer for another 20 minutes, on low heat. 
  5. Serve: Enjoy it warm!

Favorite toppings:

This hearty soup is creamy and delicious as is. However, to make it even better, top it with some of the following:

  • Cheese: Sprinkle with some freshly grated parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese. 
  • Croutons: Use plain or flavored croutons. 
  • A dollop of sour cream. 
  • Chopped dill or parsley. 
  • Jalapeno pepper

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How to store leftovers?

First, let leftover soup cool at room temperature. Then, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. 

Reheat leftovers in a microwave, or on a stovetop until warm. 

Can you freeze it?

Yes. here are the steps:

  1. I recommend using quart bags for this soup. First, use a cup to transfer the soup from the pot into the bag.
  2. Then, squeeze out excess air and seal the bags.
  3. The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
  4. To thaw the soup, remove it from freeze the night before serving, or put the sealed soup bag in warm water to thaw it faster.
  5. Looking for more comforting soup recipes? Check these out.

Recipe tips:

  • Feel free to add other veggies to it. Some great additions would be broccoli, bell pepper, squash, green peas, etc. 
  • Also, use your favorite seasonings or dried herbs here, or red pepper flakes. 
  • To make it lighter, use a reduced-fat cream or coconut cream.
  • You can also use vegetable broth or chicken stock as the base here. This will add some extra flavor to it. 


Zucchini Tomato Soup

Easy Zucchini Tomato Soup Recipe

Zucchini Tomato Soup is homemade, creamy and chunky with only 5 ingredients and is ready in 40 minutes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 sweet onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 grey zucchini (medium size)
  • 3 tomatoes (cored)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (heated in the microwave)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Wash the zucchini, cut in halves, and chop or cut into cubes.
  • Next, heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until it just starts to turn golden brown, 2 - 3 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook until the zucchini starts to brown for about 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, in a blender or food processor, puree the tomatoes.
  • Add the tomato puree to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and add the warm heavy cream. Give it a good stir, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

What a gorgeous summer-time soup, Katalina! I literally have zucchinis coming out of my ears right now, so this is the perfect way to use 'em all up! I'm definitely a tomato soup-fiend! ;)


Sarah, you are so lucky to have that zucchini overload, enjoy some in this soup :)


Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

This soup is absolutely gorgeous and looks crazy delicious! I love that you used gray zucchini- I have seen it ONCE at one of the farmers markets here. Not sure if I will be able to find it again, but if I can, you can BET I will be making this creamy dreamy soup! YUM! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!


I think they you still can find them in late August, they are so good, you must try them.



Beautiful soup! I love that you combined zucchini and tomatoes! Perfect for the summer.


Thanks Mimi!


Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Wow! What a stunning looking soup. Lots of veggies goodness and healthy YUMS! Simply loved it, Katalina! A perfect summer meal! :)


Thanks Anu!



I can't believe summer is almost over too! Love this gorgeous zucchini tomato soup! It looks so creamy and flavorful!


Thanks Kelly!


Sarah | Broma Bakery

Love this. Tomato soup is a perfect seasonal transition into fall :)


Yes, Sarah, unfortunately we have to transition soon and I can't let go of summer!


Carolyn Selheim-Miller | Boxes and Jars

Beautiful photos!


Thanks Carolyn!


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