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Six-ingredient Basil Tomato Soup Recipe

Six-ingredient Basil Tomato Soup Recipe

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. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 214 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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eminsol User ID: 4077674 273352
Reviewed 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. ;-)"

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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!"

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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!!"

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

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

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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!"

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[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!"

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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."

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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!"

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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!"

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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."

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

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

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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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pamdesrochers User ID: 2065163 62498
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Can you use fresh garden tomatoes in place of the canned?"

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Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 50789
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"I sauteed 1 minced garlic clove and 1 tsp dried basil in 1 tbsp of olive oil, before following the rest of the recipe. It added a deeper taste.

We had this for a Christmas dinner course, and it was loved by all."

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TracyOld User ID: 6413389 123006
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I made this exactly as the recipe states and it's rather bland so I started adding cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt. Much better!!"

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newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 67960
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"This was very simple and good. It's pure comfort food. I did tweak some things though to give it a bit more kick. I added a little more sugar, some Nature's Seasoning Salt, Italian seasoning and a dash of garlic salt. Everyone just loved it!"

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laureltaylor2010 User ID: 6007981 54619
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"so so good! I threw in some parmesan cheese [just because I love that stuff] and it went together perfectly."

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FoodiePrincess User ID: 5778699 91569
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Again - a perfect "adult" tomato soup. The touch of butter at the end, lends it a nice silkiness!"

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bmiller388 User ID: 10996 128481
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This is so easy and so yummy. Love it!"

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Iowa_cooker User ID: 942574 91460
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Excellent! I make this with the Ultimate Grilled Cheese (also quick Cooking). Yum!"

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nikschwid User ID: 5576252 47189
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"Absolutely yummy!"

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[email protected] User ID: 5407286 41472
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Excellent! Very simple to make"

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avonderchek User ID: 2096055 67955
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful! I love the texture."

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cbybee User ID: 3897502 67954
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Great soup, easy to make!"

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tynah User ID: 2951155 88270
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I loved it & it was so easy. Will be making it a lot."

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my_litch91 User ID: 1925659 54664
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"very good! i used reduced sodium beef broth, and half cup of heavy cream and half cup of fat-free evaporated milk. my husband and i loved it, making more tomorrow!"

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MNoble User ID: 4363349 54607
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Love this recipe, quick and very tasty!"

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lorilovesbill User ID: 3727029 54663
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Really enjoyed it, making again today!"

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