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Cream of Basil Soup

 Cream of Basil Soup
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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.