Warm up with a comforting homemade bowl of creamy tomato basil soup! It’s super simple to make and so delicious compared to its canned version.
Tomato Basil Soup
(heavily adapted from Taste of Home)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 – 28oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1 can – 14oz. chicken or vegetable broth
15 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons sugar (more or less depending on acidity of tomatoes)
3/4 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
optional: Grated parmesan cheese for garnish
Directions: In a large pot on the stove, brown onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent. Add canned tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for ten minutes. Add basil and sugar and reduce heat to low. Add one teaspoon sugar and taste to see if mixture needs more sugar. Stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Add salt & pepper to taste and garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes about 9 servings.