Tasty And Nutritious 4bs Tomato Soup Recipe

My father used to take me to the 4bs occasionally just to enjoy their tomato soup.  This Montanan restaurant is known for many things and serves a wide range of food items from light to heavy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But their 4bs tomato soup recipe is something that aired this restaurant beyond anyone could ever imagine. This recipe is delicious and very rich in nutrients. The creamy wonder of diced tomato taste lingers for a long time after you have it once.

Some part of their restaurant chain was closed for unknown reasons back in 2007. Then it was reopened in an expanded version under new ownership. This tomato soup recipe is still there on the list, but I don’t get to enjoy this soup as I live far away. But I have succeeded in making a copycat recipe of 4bs, and today I’m here to share my version of this recipe with you. If you try this once, this recipe’s original taste will never let you go for the canned stuff ever in your life.

You can also try the KFC Green Beans Recipe, a vegetable special alongside the soup.


To prepare this old-fashioned tomato soup, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Condensed and preferably undiluted chicken broth (1 can or 10.5 ounces)
  • Finely diced tomatoes (1 can or 29 ounces)
  • Finely chopped onion (1 tablespoon)
  • Butter or margarine (2 tablespoons)
  • Baking soda (1 tablespoon)
  • White sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Half-and-half or pure heavy cream (2 cups and 1/4 teaspoon separately)


It is a fairly easy task to prepare the 4b’s restaurant tomato soup recipe. It requires a few minutes of preparation time and takes only 40 minutes to complete the recipe. But if you are indifferent to the instructions, things might go sideways, such as the scorching problem or overheating the cream. Do as follows carefully:

  • Take a large stock pot at first.  Remember, it needs to be large enough to fit all the ingredients.
  • Put the chicken broth, tomatoes, onion, baking soda, and margarine in that stock pot. Mix these ingredients very well. However, it doesn’t need to be smooth, as you are going to shimmer it right away.
  • Now, heat the mixture over very high heat until it starts boiling.
  • Then reduce the heat to medium-low and shimmer these ingredients for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Take a separate pot to heat the cream. Put the cream in the pot and keep heating over low to medium heat till it gets considerably hot. It doesn’t need to be boiling.
  • Now, put the hot cream into the stockpot and mix smoothly with the tomato soup. You have to stir the mixture until you get a smooth texture.

When you get a fine and smooth texture, your 4bs tomato soup recipe is ready. Serve and enjoy with your dearest ones.

Tips and Tricks

Very often will face the scorching problem while heating the cream. To avoid this problem, you have to create a “double boiler” system. It will help you to heat the cream perfectly without scorching. You will need two saucepans for this method. Put a little amount of water in one saucepan. Then place the cream on the other saucepan. At last, place the pan with cream on the pan with water.

This “double boiler” system heats the cream without a bit of scorching.

Nutrient Value

The two highest nutrient elements are Sodium and Potassium in this recipe, each measuring 902.7 mg and 288.9 mg, respectively. The other ingredients count as follows:

Nutrition FactValueDaily Value
Calories293.7 (1228.84kJ)
Total Fat20.5g30.3%
Saturated Fat12.5 g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat0.9 g2%
Monounsaturated Fat6.0 g3.1%
Cholesterol61.1 mg12%
Sodium902.7 mg17.3%
Potassium288.9 mg11%
Total Carbohydrate21.1g37%
Dietary Fiber3.0 g
Sugars12.5 g
Protein8.5 g43%
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

It is also rich in A, B12, C, Calcium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, and Riboflavin, each measuring 27.9%, 9.4%, 24.3%, 7.7%, 9.0%, 16.2%, and 12.9%, respectively, for a 2,000-calorie diet a day.


What makes 4B’s tomato soup special?

This is not a fine and smooth tomato soup. We use small pieces of tomatoes to prepare this soup. As a result, the color of this soup is also very light and not deep like some other creamy and cool tomato soups. However, the use of heavy cream and creamy butter gives it a very silky and attractive texture. So is a soul-warming, delicious and luscious soup. Thus, it is different than the other soup recipes by all means.

What can I add to tomato soup to make it taste better?

  • You can add some fresh yet torn basil leaves or a bit more extra cream to the soup to make it tastier.
  • Use a little mozzarella and fresh basil leaves after Swirling some vinegar (red wine) in it. Then serve the soup on a baguette, preferably toasted.

After a heavy meal or to spend some quality time with friends, we need something light such as Burrito, Sandwiches, Paella, Salads, etc. But these are mostly side dishes! So, having a little soup might serve the purpose in this case. The 4bs tomato soup recipe is such a recipe.

It is an old-fashioned and very popular American soup. I have been a big fan of this soup since my childhood. If you are looking for something light yet wonderful this evening, try this one out without a second thought.

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