I really enjoy creating my own recipes. This one evolved one afternoon when I had an abundance of basil in my garden. I serve it to the ladies' reading club, and everyone wanted the recipe!—Aida Von Babbel, Coquitlam, British Columbia
- 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.
Originally published as Cream of Basil Soup in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p41
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