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
Recommended: 25 Fresh Basil Recipes
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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angela32 User ID: 3084463 256298
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"I halved the recipe, but I should have made the entire amount! It was delicious. I did use less basil, because I didn't have as much on hand as I thought, but still fantastic and easy!"

NanyCarol User ID: 7999191 247303
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!!"

Inthekitchn User ID: 2535970 242067
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

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

dreamplanter User ID: 8547252 236269
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!"

[email protected] User ID: 966636 223966
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!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 221114
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

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

ghal User ID: 8108054 67962
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I made this tonight. My husband likes things a little spicy so I added garlic salt, creole seasoning and salt. The.n sprinkled with Parmesan cheese in the bowl ( my husband added some hot sauce to his too) yummy on a cold night!"

maryhoback User ID: 1315950 86717
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"I have been making this delicious soup for 4 or 5 years now and my family and I love it! It is my favorite tomato soup and definitely a winner!"

kittyjones User ID: 935394 138522
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This soup is our family's absolute favorite! We use skim milk instead of the whipping cream. It works wonderfully."

KelliT User ID: 2066913 86716
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Can this be frozen after preparing? Sounds delicious!"

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