Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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After just one taste of this slightly sweet tomato and herb soup, my family never went back to canned soup again! I adapted this recipe from one I seen in an old cookbook. —Chris Baker of South Lake Tahoe, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (49 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or 6 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
  • 5 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 201 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 1,004 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook carrots and onion in butter over medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, place 1/2 broth and the cooled vegetables; cover and process until blended. Return to the Dutch oven. Stir in the tomato puree, basil sugar, salt, pepper and remaining broth.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Gradually stir in evaporated milk; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Tomato Basil Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p39

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 201 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 1,004 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"Very Good!I used 2 pints of canned tomatoes instead of puree. Then after it done simmering, I threw it all back in the blender to puree the tomatoes to make the soup very smooth. Next time I will puree the tomatoes in blender before adding to soup...less batches in the blender"

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Awesome!! I've already made it twice. Excellent and EASY (not time consuming at all!). Good just the way the recipe is written!"

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"I'm not big on Tomato soup. But I made this anyway. This was so good, it beats the Campbell Tomato Soup all the way. This recipe just made me a fan of Tomato soup now. Excellent"

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"I love this soup it's delicious. I don't mind it being a little chunky so I use a potato masher instead of the blender which makes it faster to prepare."

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"This is my husbands favorite soup. I make it about often through out the winter months. It is easy, the flavor is addicting and it warms the belly as well as the soul. I have made it in double batches and frozen the leftovers for a fast homemade meal in a hurry."

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