Six-ingredient Basil Tomato Soup Recipe
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Six-ingredient Basil Tomato Soup Recipe

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After bringing this six-ingredient soup to a teachers' function, I had so many requests for the recipe that it was published in the school newsletter. I serve the rich soup in mugs with a Caesar salad and crusty bread.—Sarah Perkins, Southlake, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 18 to 20 fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 214 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Basil Tomato Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p16

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"Omg, this was delicious!!!! I followed the recipe to the letter, & it was fantastic!! I have made it 3 times in the last 3 weeks!!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"This soup is super easy and the taste is very good. Made with grilled sandwiches."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"This soup is delicious! I sometimes substitute light cream for the whipping cream but It's delicious either way! Our church has served it at our Lenten Luncheon and everybody raves about it!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"Everyone in my family loves this recipe! Tastes just like I've had in restaurants! I actually cut back on the heavy cream by half and used a half cup milk. It was perfect!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"A little tangy to start with, but the flavor grew on me. Might add a little more sugar next time."

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