Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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

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

Here is the simple and tasty recipe for your own family to try out:

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Tomato Basil Soup:

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
 
DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - the most flavorful and tasty Tomato Soup recipe you'll ever try. Everyone loves this soup!
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 - 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 2 TB basil puree or fresh basil (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup reserved tomato liquid from cand
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • garlic salt (to taste)
  • pepper
  • croutons
  • fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  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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ENJOY!

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

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Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Hi Kristyn,

    Glad you enjoy tomatoes now.
    I love tomato soups, would love to try this sometime!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
    Have a wonderful week.

    Amy
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  2. 3

    This soup sounds wonderful but what is the amount of tomatoes if using canned rather than fresh?
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  3. 5

    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
    Olga

    • 6

      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 .