Recipe Swap: Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil soup is one of my favorite soups and I was so happy to find a recipe that was easy to make and tasted better than any others I've tried at restaurants or packaged/canned soups. I used this recipe from Shared Appetite.

I changed up the ingredients just a bit like only using one onion instead of two but used all the main ingredients.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
4 cups good-quality chicken stock
Ground black pepper & salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 bunch basil, chopped

What To Do:
 Dice onion and cook on medium heat with olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven about 10-15 minutes.

Mince garlic and add to the pot once the onions become soft and start turning golden brown. Cook for another minute.

Add tomatoes and chicken stock to the pot and season with ground pepper and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes.

Puree the mixture using a blender or food processor and return to the pot.

Add cream and basil to the mixture and simmer for another 15 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Optional toppings: grated parmesan or chopped basil leaves.


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  1. I love a good tomato soup with grilled cheese!!! Sorry I didn't link up this week. I've been super busy. But I'll try to find something for next week!!

  2. ohhh so going to make this! delish!