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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Tomato Basil Soup

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • optional: Grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

1

In a large pot on the stove, brown onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent.

2

Add canned tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for ten minutes.

3

Add basil and sugar and reduce heat to low. Add one teaspoon sugar and taste to see if mixture needs more sugar.

4

Stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Add salt & pepper, and garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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tomato basil soup recipe – closeup of the soup in a bowl

Warm up with this comforting homemade creamy tomato basil soup recipe! It’s super simple to make and so delicious compared to its premade canned version. Our team loves making this on a cold and rainy day. It’s a perfect recipe with little effort.

crushed tomatoes in a can at the store


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Tomato Basil Soup

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Make this tomato basil soup with a few ingredients for a rainy day!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • optional: Grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

1

In a large pot on the stove, brown onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent.

2

Add canned tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for ten minutes.

3

Add basil and sugar and reduce heat to low. Add one teaspoon sugar and taste to see if mixture needs more sugar.

4

Stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Add salt & pepper, and garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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tomato basil soup recipe – the process of making the soup

If you whip up a batch of this soup, keep it warm in a slow cooker until dinner. My kids love dipping grilled cheese sandwiches into tomato soup, and they really enjoyed this version!

Easy tomato soup recipe in a bowl next to a sandwich


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) is an amazing content creator at Hip2Save! She loves cookingthrift store shopping, and DIY projects.

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Comments 46

  1. Andrea

    I hope your kids like to dip in tomato soup not soap. Lol

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh my yes and thanks.!!

      • Andrea

        That recipe sounds great. That’s what I’m making for dinner tomorrow. Thanks

  2. Daphne

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Kim

    This was one of my favorite things to eat when I was little yummy!!!! 🙂

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I know, still is 🙂

  4. Jen

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been craving it and have wanted a quick and easy recipe for this soup.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh good! You’re welcome!

  5. Alison Matalanis

    I have to try this, Lina. I love your copycat Panera broccoli cheddar soup. I’m sure this soup is just as good. Thanks!

  6. brindha

    Looks yummy….

  7. sherry

    I make this same soup, but add a little crumbled sausage and tortellini’s.. Great recipe

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh yum! Great idea.

  8. Maria

    Can’t wait to make this when my basil plant is blooming again! I have a new found taste for soups, would love to see more Lina, thank you!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by today!

  9. Randi

    Lina, any ideas on making this whole30 compliant!? I would love to try this!

      • Randi

        Oh I hadn’t thought of coconut milk!!! Yum!!! Thanks!!

      • G

        Yay! Thanks! I was about to ask how to make this vegan, but this recipe looks good. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Myth

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Am gonna try this with fresh tomatoes..

  11. Jo Ann

    If you don’t have fresh basil could you use dried basil and any idea how much you would use?

  12. Sarah

    I’ve got a cold and wanted something warm and yummy and this was warm and YUMMY!! Even my 10 year old who is anti-tomato soup decided to give this a try and dipped his grilled cheese like it was going out of style! I didn’t have crushed tomatoes but did have 1/2 a box of tomato sauce and a jar and a half of spaghetti sauce (which I blended to get rid of chunks) but it worked just fine. I will never buy my tomato basil soup from *afeway again!! Thank you for (all) the delicious recipie(s) Lina and Collin:) And I fed 6 for under $10 to top it all off!! Bonus:)

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh great news, thanks!

  13. Kristen

    Linda, YUM! I make a similar soup, but just add all my ingredients to my blender, then cook. So, so easy!

  14. Alison Matalanis

    I made this soup a couple of times, and it is delicious. Thanks, Lina!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome! You’re welcome 🙂

  15. Patty

    Could you freeze this soup

  16. Missy

    Can you make a recipe section?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      https://hip2save.com/recipes/
      Here’s our recipe section- you can filter on the top right by meal type. Hope that helps!

  17. Andrea

    Is the basil overpowering? Just trying to decide if I should leave it out so my kids eat it. They love regular tomato soup with no basil.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      We didn’t think so but you can dial it back if concerned 👍

      • Andrea

        Thank you!

  18. RK

    Is there any way I could use fresh tomatoes in this recipe to get a similar taste?

  19. S

    Just made it!!!!! Five stars delicious

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow!! That is so great- thanks so much 👌

  20. sherry

    This is also Keto friendly. Thanks for sharing

    • syeo2013

      No really as tomatoes are higher in carbs 🙁

  21. babymair

    Thx Lina ,as always an easy recipe and it looks yummy. Will try tomorrow, its going to be cold in Pittsburgh .Perfect lunch .

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes stay warm! Enjoy 😉

  22. riss

    I sent this recipe to my aunt in Chicago. Hopefully they have the ingredients. I don’t think anyone will go out to the grocery store as it is already 5 degrees there right now. It’ll be perfect for their weather, minus 20 tonight with wind chill factor of -40, yikes!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing our recipe!

  23. ann

    Just made it, so delicious. Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I’m so glad Ann! Thanks! 🙂

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