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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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!"

MY REVIEW 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!"

ZenGuinn User ID: 6913461 138520
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"This is a fantastic tomato soup as is! We use 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 can diced tomatoes. After a bit of experimentation, we add a bit of baking soda (less than 1/8 tsp) to cut the acidity and cut the butter in half. Canned milk is a good alternative to whipping cream, too."

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