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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I created this soup while trying to duplicate one I enjoyed at a restaurant in Philadelphia. It isn’t exactly right, but it’s close! My husband and I love this soup on cold nights with a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s so easy to make that we often have it on weeknights, and I also serve it during Lent.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or additional chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, broth, water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream, sherry or additional broth, basil and sugar. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through (do not boil).
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 182 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 497mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • joycerm53
    Aug 28, 2016

    Very good! I have made this as written and have substituted fresh tomatoes for the canned, and I have also substituted homemade chicken stock for the condensed chicken broth and water. Yummy any way you make it. Perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich! Comfort food at its best! Joyce Moynihan, Volunteer Field Editor.

  • knscuba
    Dec 31, 2014

    So simple to make and super yummy. A warm filling soup on a cold night!!

  • lots_a_smiles
    Feb 3, 2014

    Very yummy, used tomatoes from my garden (pureed) and half & half to lighten it up!

  • bcm4t
    Jan 30, 2013

    delicious and easy! the garlic and onion really add to the flavor.

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    Nov 8, 2012

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  • runtz5
    Nov 1, 2009

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