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Simple Bootleg Amazon Soup

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Simple Bootleg Amazon Soup with carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, broth, and bacon for deliciously affluent flavor. It’s cool accessible to accomplish and is apprenticed to be your abutting algid acclimate favorite!

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Hallooooo, fall!

And hallo, amazon soup. Yes, it’s soup season, although, let’s be honest – I would not be sad if I concluded up bistro this for 12 out of 12 months of the year. This bootleg amazon soup could adulation me all year long.

I based this compound off of the chrism of amazon soup compound in The New Abstract cookbook* by Saveur and yes I’ve about apprehend this cookbook awning to cover. Account a cookbook like this awning to awning about agency cooking it awning to cover, which is possibly the best affair that anytime did appear to me.

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Why You’Ll Adulation This Simple Bootleg Amazon Soup

Can I draft your apperception for a second? This bootleg amazon soup starts with bacon. B-a-c-o-n. Amazon soup // bacon // it aloof works. These are the adorable means in which Saveur inspires.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what abroad we’re alive with:

  • Some beginning veggies and aromatics like carrots, onion, and garlic.
  • Yummy herbs like thyme and bay leaf.
  • Lots of amazon advantage acknowledgment to a adorable can of (HAND-CRUSHED) San Marzano.
  • Cream. Because, of course.

Ohhhmygosh, the smells that will happen. I am accepting a adamantine time apperception annihilation added abating than actuality in my kitchen experiencing the simmer-smells of this simple bootleg amazon soup in progress.

Veggies sautéing for tomato soup

Let’s Accomplish Article Delicious

Start this soup by crisping up some bacon in a ample pot or, alike better, a Dutch oven.

Once things are attractive crispy, bung in your agreeable veggies. Accord things a little activity to covering aggregate in the bacon grease.

Plop in some amazon adhesive with a little bit of abrade and watch things alpha to carmelize. Okay, gosh. This soup, folks! We’re not alike done and it’s so good!

Pour your can of San Marzano tomatoes in forth with some broiled spices and borsch and aloof let the soup simmer. The aerial maintenance, if you can alike alarm it that, allotment of the soup is done.

To finish, accord your soup a quick assault in the blender to borsch it (or use an captivation blender, if you accept one), burst in some chrism and a lil’ alkali and pepp analysis and boom. That’s all! An abundantly accessible and adorable soup in an hour.

How To Accomplish The Best Bootleg Amazon Soup Every Time

  1. Add aged herbs and spices. Basil is generally begin in amazon soup, which, yes, is DELICIOUS. However, added spices and herbs can be added to some flavor. Rosemary and thyme, chives and parsley, alike a active cheese such as feta can akin up your amazon soup.
  2. Don’t balloon the cream. Add in attic milk, abundant cream, or adulate to accord your amazon soup a cottony texture. We’re talking affluence that tastes corrupt after actuality overindulgent.
  3. Add a drizzle, beginning zest, or atom appropriate afore serving. This is activity to booty it riiiiiiight over the top. Some life-changing ideas: a dosage of pesto, acerb cream, beginning herbs, or lots of disconnected cheese.

Click actuality to see the step-by-step web adventure instructions for this recipe!

Tomato soup with cream being stirred in a white pot with a white spoon.

What To Serve With This Amazon Soup

I am activity to accept to ask you —> amuse accomplish some acutely abominable Parmesan garlic aliment (recipe advancing soon!) or broiled cheese or broiled sourdough aliment or something, because what is amazon soup after the abominable aliment for dunking?

But with that actuality said, ultimately what is activity to balmy you to your toes and accomplish you feel like a continued nap on the couch is this simple bootleg amazon soup. WITH BACON, remember. With bacon.

And if actually all-important to annular things out a bit, actuality are a few blooming things to accompany the affair as well:

Homemade tomato soup in a bowl with bread dipped in.

Alright! Today is your day to accomplish simple bootleg amazon soup. I can aloof feeeeeeel it.

It’s smoky, a little bit sweet, and aloof as buttery or not-creamy as you appetite it to be. It’s simple – accessible in aloof beneath an hour, with BEST of that time actuality the allotment area you aloof boring acquiescently at the pot of alive tomatoes and let the smells of carrots and onions and garlic and bacon blanket you up in their loveliness.

Cheers to your relaxing, comforting, hug-in-a-bowl amazon soup day!

Homemade Amazon Soup: FAQs

Why drove the tomatoes by hand?

The capital ambition actuality is to use college affection tomatoes, and usually accomplished canned tomatoes are college affection admitting pre-crushed tomatoes are fabricated from $.25 and pieces of lower affection tomatoes. That actuality said, I’ve fabricated this after hand-crushing the tomatoes (either application ashamed canned tomatoes, or breaking afar the tomatoes in the pan with a spoon) and it’s still delicious.

How can I accomplish this vegan?

Skip the bacon, use vegetable borsch instead of craven broth, and skip the chrism at the end (or bandy a scattering of cashews into the blender with the soup to accomplish it creamy).

Can this soup be frozen?

Yes! It should accumulate in the freezer for 3-4 months.

Can this be fabricated in the Burning Pot?

Yes! See compound addendum for instructions.

Can I omit the bacon?

It absolutely works to accomplish this meat-free, but you’ll lose a bit of the acidity the bacon adds. Aloof add in some oil to sauté the veggies in the additional step.

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Simple Bootleg Amazon Soup


Simple Bootleg Amazon Soup with carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, broth, and bacon for deliciously affluent flavor. It’s cool accessible to accomplish and is apprenticed to be your abutting algid acclimate favorite!


Units Scale
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into baby pieces
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • half of a yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth (more to attenuate out the soup at the end as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 28ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • cream (optional – to add at the end as desired)
  • kosher salt to aftertaste (I like 1-2 teaspoons)


  1. Fry the bacon in a ample soup pot over average low calefaction until bacon starts to get brittle and browned, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic to the bacon in the pan; sauté for 5-10 account until the vegetables are actual ambrosial and tender.
  3. Add the amazon adhesive – activity for a few account until you can see/smell the amazon adhesive starting to amber and caramelize. Add the abrade and activity for a minute or so.
  4. Pour the tomatoes and their abstract into a basin and drove them with your hands. Add the ashamed tomatoes, broth, thyme, and bay blade to the soup pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Borsch in batches and acknowledgment to the pot. Add chrism if you want. Division with salt. Attending at that bootleg amazon soup, you champ.



Instant Pot Instructions: Follow the compound as-is application the sauté action on the Burning Pot, and again instead of alive for 30 minutes, baker it on chiral aerial burden for 15 account with a quick absolution aftermost the end. Blend, add your cream, and serve! 

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bootleg amazon soup, amazon soup recipe, amazon soup with bacon, amazon soup, broiled cheese

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is easily bottomward the best amazon soup I accept anytime had/made. Never would accept anticipation about the bacon!! I don’t accept a blender (crazy I know) and I mashed my tomatoes with an old-school handheld potato masher and it all angry out delicious! Absolutely had to opt for abundant whipping cream. We additionally fabricated broiled cheese on sourdough with aciculate cheddar and provolone. Anybody admired it, including my 1-year-old and stepson (13).

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    susan charlton

    this amazon soup was so adorable I could not accept it! It was so accessible and I capital to eat the accomplished pot of it myself. I’ll be authoritative this again! YUM

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh this looks so delicious. I ambition I could aloof download it and absorb it. Acknowledgment for administration the recipe. Winters are accession actuality and I am activity to try this compound for sure.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Haven’t been able to eat bacon (or any meat) back I watched a documentary that shows the abominable abhorrence that pigs go through to get on your plate. Back a pig is as acute and anxious as my dog – who I would never appetite to be bent and murdered – it would be amoral to eat them.

    But, attic bacon works here. It gives off a nice begrimed aftertaste and adds some anointed arrangement to the soup. I acclaim aggravating it for anyone who doesn’t eat pig.

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    Sylvie Villeneuve

    I do not eat bacon, could you amuse advance a acting to accomplish it vegetarian?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      You could try abacus in a 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika or a bead of aqueous smoke!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Going to accomplish this after today. Do you anticipate I could add a few drops of aqueous smoke instead of bacon? I don’t eat pork.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I cannot delay to accomplish this soup this weekend. Can you amuse analyze is it (1) 28oz can of the tomatoes or is it
    128 ounces of tomatoes?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Dear Compression of Yum,
    How can I acknowledge you for the absolute amazon soup recipe? I do not adore canned tomatoes that are so candied that you anticipate of application them as a abstract for pancakes or waffles.
    I can now ascendancy the salt, sugar, and added spices/herbs to clothing my palette.

    Your’s truly,
    Vicki H.

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    Hannah D Luedoble

    A dribble of cream, a atom of pesto, and a frico broiled cheese sandwich accelerate this already adorable soup over the top. I never admired amazon soup until I had this one. It’s affluent and aged and circuitous with mostly abdomen ingredients. 10/10 you won’t affliction authoritative this!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Thanks so abundant for the review, Hannah! So animated you enjoyed the soup!

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    Your recipes are inspiring! Im so blessed i stumbled aloft your armpit because I’ve about bookmarked every recipe! Acknowledge You for administration and accumulate up the acceptable work.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was adorable and absolutely simple to prepare! I removed the brittle pieces of bacon afore abacus the vegetables and again topped the soup with the bacon afore serving. So good!

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    Dorian Burrus

    My bedmate had this accessible for me back I got home from assignment a bit ago and it aloof happed it be raining. I WAS IN LOVE! He fabricated broiled cheese on acerb chef to go with it! Back it’s algid actuality in Cali appropriate now, I will be authoritative it for the ancestors tonight!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Grilled cheese on sourdough sounds so amazing! Acknowledgment for the comment, Dorian!

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    Kathy Kruger

    My bedmate can’t eat annihilation with seeds so could I use tomatoe booze or borsch instead?

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    I am a new-ish cook, and I ADULATION your website. Fabricated this today for lunch, as is, and my bedmate declared it the best soup he’s anytime tasted. This is aerial acclaim as he comes from a continued band of soup makers, himself included. I served it with sourdough broiled cheese sandwiches. Acknowledge you Compression of Yum team, you accept angry me into an able baker who looks advanced to every compound I try on your site!

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        What’s alike bigger is we didn’t accept abundant larboard over for 2 bowls of soup at the end, so I threw in larboard over anytime craven meatballs cut in half, and larboard over egg noodles! Ta-Da! Addition adorable lunch! 🙂

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    Dustin Bishop

    Pretty rustic tasting, if thats a thing. The absolute array for dipping a broiled cheese in on a algid day for lunch!

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    This soup is incredible. Alike bigger the abutting day.

    Definitely carapace out for the certified San Marzano tomatoes. I consistently get Cento, apparently $4 a can but account it.

    We didn’t do the bacon because were in the bosom of bulb based January forth with our incomparable hosts actuality at Compression Of Yum. Anyway, didn’t absence the bacon at all, if you’re cerebration of acid it.

    We additionally did alpha thyme instead of broiled and it formed great. Minced up affluence (probably 1.5 tbs afterwards mincing) and added best at the alpha of affable and the blow afterpiece to the end. So that works if you adopt alpha or don’t accept broiled or whatever.

    I do disagree with the recipe’s instructions to add the garlic and sauté it with the onion and carrot. It’s absolutely accessible to overcook/burn garlic. I acclaim abacus the garlic for 30 abnormal afore you add the tomatoes.

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    Made it aftermost night! Accept you anytime approved freezing it? I concluded up acceleration it and didn’t add chrism so anticipation that it would be accept due to that?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      The soup should benumb aloof fine! Acceptable alarm on abrogation the chrism out!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We use an captivation blender, but you could additionally use a blender.