Tomato Basil Soup

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Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crushed tomatoes, half and half, tomato juice
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crushed tomatoes canned
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced fine
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnishes

  • dollop sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Mix basil and parsley garnish together and set aside.
  • Over medium heat, combine tomatoes, juice, stock, thyme, bay leaves and garlic in a Dutch oven. Heat to just boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
  • In a food processor, combine tomato mixture and chopped basil in small batches and process until smooth.
  • Return mixture to Dutch oven over low heat. Stir in half-and-half and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Continue stirring over low heat until soup is heated through.
  • Ladle into 8 bowls. Add a dollop of sour cream, if you’re using, and 1 tablespoon basil-parsley garnish to each bowl and serve.

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Soup
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
171
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
37
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
190
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
581
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
1117
mcg
124
%
Vitamin C
 
26
mg
32
%
Calcium
 
92
mg
9
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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