- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup minced fresh basil
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- White pepper to taste
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- In a saucepan, simmer broth and basil, uncovered, for 15 minutes. In another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; gradually stir in broth and sour cream (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Cream of Basil Soup
"I made this soup after receiving an abundance of fresh basil from a friend. I didn't have the exact ingredients the recipe called for. Mine could be called a lighter version. I used unsalted butter, 1% milk and light sour cream. It still turned out fabulous! I would def make this again."
"This made a perfect match served with a tomato basil grilled cheese. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this soup."