Six-ingredient Basil Tomato Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 214 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Jan 30, 2020
First homemade tomato basil soup I ever made and it was fantastic! A bit tart, so I added a touch more sugar. My husband loved it, too! Serving at a girl's lunch at my house in snowy, cold Idaho, with thick 3-cheese grilled sammies and salad.
Jan 8, 2018
It was a cold wintery day here in NY and wanted something warm! Instead of opening a can of same ole tomato soup, I wanted to try something different! My boyfriend who is a huge tomato and tomato soup lover really enjoyed this soup as well as me and the kids.
Sep 22, 2017
All my life I've hated Cream of Tomato soup (I'm in my 60's). Of couse my experience was Campbells made with milk. I've never tried it either because in restaurants it is so high in calories. I grow my own basil and this morning I made this. I used 1/2 c sour cream and 1/2c of heavy cream. I used crushed and diced and then used an immersion blender. Oh my goodness...call me happy. A new addition for the winter months and so quick and easy. THANK YOU! PS I also grow rosemary and thyme, I may be doing a wee bit of experimenting. ;-)
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!
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!!
Jan 19, 2016
This soup is super easy and the taste is very good. Made with grilled sandwiches.
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!
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!
Feb 22, 2015
A little tangy to start with, but the flavor grew on me. Might add a little more sugar next time.
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!