Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Basil Soup recipe - the most flavorful and tasty Tomato Soup recipe you'll ever try!

I’m not sure if I have shared this before or not, but I used to hate tomatoes. I used to think they were so gross, and I’d pick them off of everything. Pretty pathetic, I know, but now I LOVE them!! It wasn’t until about 12 or so years ago that I started really liking them and now I have them with EVERYTHING! The two exceptions I used to make with tomatoes when I was younger was ketchup and tomato soup – and even then I would only eat if I was dipping my grilled cheese sandwich in it. Fortunately, I’ve become a big girl now and will eat tomato soup (especially tomato basil soup) without a sandwich or crackers. 😉

It wasn’t too long ago that a friend of mine, in Texas, shared with me a delicious recipe for Creamy Tomato Basil Soup. It was, by far, the best Tomato Soup I had ever tried! I’m also a huge fan of basil which I think made the soup so flavorful that it had me going back for seconds. When I made the recipe last month, the family agreed that it was amazing and that it will now be our “go-to” recipe for Tomato Soup. I really don’t blame them because it is SO good.

DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - the most flavorful and tasty Tomato Soup recipe you'll ever try!

 Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I’m seriously wishing I had a bowl of this with a grilled cheese sandwich right now – total comfort food!! 🙂

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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

5 from 1 vote
DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - the most flavorful and tasty Tomato Soup recipe you'll ever try. Everyone loves this soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 588 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp basil puree or fresh basil chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup reserved tomato liquid from can
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper
  • croutons
  • fresh parmesan cheese optional


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add garlic and stir until fragrant.

  2. Add drained, diced tomatoes, basil and thyme. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add reserved tomato liquid and chicken broth. Stir and lower heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In small batches, puree chunky soup in a blender until it's the consistency you'd like. Stir in heavy cream and mix well.
  5. Add any more salt and pepper and garnish with croutons, basil and Parmesan cheese. ENJOY!

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DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - the most flavorful and tasty Tomato Soup recipe you'll ever try!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hello Lil Luna
    I have made your creamy basil tomato soup twice now. Your recipe online indicates that it serves 10-11 servings. No way. I followed the recipe to the letter. I am lucky to get 4-5 servings. Did you make a mistake on the suggested servings or another liquid ingredient ? Please advise. Thank you

    1. Hello Lil LUna,
      I have made this soup again and come up short. Barely feeds 4 people. The entire receipe liquid ingredients is really only 4-5 cups of liquid. The simmering evaporates some of it. Are you certain you haven’t missed out on the portion sizes. I love this soup. So now I double the receipe to make enough for 4 people to have extra helpings .

  2. Do you ever do any Gluten Free Meals? Some I can substitute a few things but some things I can’t due to allergies. I also do not use canned or processed foods. Thank you!