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My Easy Tomato Soup recipe is easy to make and my all-time favorite recipe. It’s the perfect soup recipe at any time of the year.
Tomato Basil Soup serves four and costs about $5.55 to make. That’s just $1.39 per serving. You cannot get a bowl of soup at Olive Garden for that price! For a complete meal, serve this soup in these Bread Bowls made from frozen dough alongside this Italian Salad.
Homemade Tomato Soup
I love soup, no matter the season. I love it so much because soup is usually reasonably easy to make, uses pantry ingredients, and leftovers typically taste better the next day!
This Classic Tomato Basil Soup recipe is no exception; it is rich, creamy, and G-O-O-D! It’s a family favorite around my house, especially when I serve it with my Monterey Grilled Cheese! That is some serious comfort food right there.
Homemade Tomato Basil Soup is a healthy and hearty meal that tastes better than any canned or premade soup you can buy and is super easy to make. You will have a bowl of deliciousness in front of you in less than one hour!
What goes good in tomato soup?
This soup is fantastic on its own, but there are a few things that you can do to boost the flavor of the soup even more.
- Add a spoonful of pesto for a nice punch of flavor. Also, a sprinkle to mozzarella cheese would complement the pesto nicely.
- Stir in some fresh herbs. While my recipe calls for basil, don’t stop there! There are a lot of other fresh herbs that would compliment this soup nicely like chives, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
Is tomato basil soup bad for you?
Tomato Basil Soup is a healthy choice. It is a low-calorie meal and low-fat meal: the soup has 347 calories and 38 carbs.
What is the difference between tomato soup and tomato bisque?
Bisque is known for being made with some sort of shellfish, such as lobster or crab. Bisque is also traditionally made with cream, while tomato soup has a base of chicken stock.
What goes with tomato basil soup?
What will you pick first to serve with this oh so creamy Tomato Basil Soup?
Cook’s Note – Easy Tomato Soup with Basil:
- Soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- My homemade croutons would be delicious on top of this soup.
- This soup will serve six if you’re serving it with something else like salad or grilled cheese.
How much will this Easy Tomato Soup recipe cost to make?
RECIPE COST: $5.55
PER SERVING COST: $1.39
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 2 (28-ounce cans) crushed tomatoes – $3.28
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth – $0.36
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.30
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped – $0.62
- 1 bay leaf – $0.03
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour – $0.04
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar – $0.01
- Salt and pepper – $0.03
- 3/4 cup heavy cream – $0.88
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- Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Taco Soup
- Crock-Pot Tuscan White Bean Soup
- Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
- Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Chicken Barley Soup
- Polish Beat Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Low Carb Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup
How to Make Easy Tomato Soup:
Classic Tomato Soup with Basil
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Salt and pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- fresh chopped basil
- grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour cook, stirring frequently, until paste begins to darken, 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Then, stir in crushed tomatoes, baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, bay leaf, and brown sugar and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Discard bay leaf, and puree soup in batches to desired consistency. Return pureed soup to the pot and stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with garnishes (optional).