A New Love {Recipe: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup}

If you would have told me before today that I would make tomato soup and after one taste, I’d sit down and devour the whole bowl, I would not believe you.

In fact, before today, the mere words “tomato soup” made me gag a bit. I love tomatoes fresh from the garden and in sauce form, but tomato soup was something I equated with soggy crackers and tin cans.

Little did I know there was tomato soup that tasted like this! Campbell’s…sorry… but you’ve got nothing on this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup. Nothing at all!

I can only imagine how incredible this soup would be with fresh from the garden tomatoes (of which I had none) but even still, with the ingredients I used, it was better than I anticipated being. So good it has definitley made it near the top of my favorite soups. The only thing that would have made it even better was if I served it with a thick slice of homemade Buttery Beer Bread.

Tomato soup, I’m sorry I’ve put you on the “avoid at all costs” list for so long. Hopefully my ode of love to you will help others convert to being a fan. Like myself, prior to today, they don’t know what they’ve been missing.

I used herbs from Gourmet Garden in this soup. Now that our fresh herbs have gone away for the cold weather, I’ve turned to Gourmet Garden in my kitchen for fresh herb flavor. I’ll be sharing more about this product later in the week, including a giveaway for you to try them as well!

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
 
This creamy and flavorful Tomato Basil Soup will turn you into a tomato soup lover!
Ingredients
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups V-8 juice
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 4 Tablespoons Gourmet Garden Basil (or 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Gourmet Garden Garlic (or 3 cloves garlic, minced)
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot or French Oven, bring crushed tomatoes, V-8 juice, chicken broth, basil, garlic, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add butter, heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously. Bring heat to medium and stir until butter has melted.
  3. Serve hot, topping with additional Parmesan cheese as garnish, if desired.

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I can completely relate about the soggy crackers and metallic memory of “tomato soup” but we’ve both since grown up and learned that it can be just as beautiful as this ^^ Lovely cup of comfort =)

  2. says

    There is something so magical about homemade tomato soup. I can’t do it from a can, but I’ll eat the heck out of the homemade version!

  3. Sheila Fritz Johnson says

    Have I told you how gorgeous your site is? Kristen I love it. And I am with you about Campbells giving me a bad taste in my mouth for tomato soup. Although I do love to use it in certain recipes! There is nothing better than homemade mater soup! Your’s looks marvelous ; D.

  4. Sheila Fritz Johnson says

    Have I told you how gorgeous your site is? Kristen I love it. And I am with you about Campbells giving me a bad taste in my mouth for tomato soup. Although I do love to use it in certain recipes! There is nothing better than homemade mater soup! Your’s looks marvelous ; D.

  5. says

    I wasn’t big on tomato soup until I made it myself either! But there is something so addictive about that fresh tomato/fresh basil/hint of cream combo. This looks fabulous!

  6. says

    Oh I LOVE Tomato Soup! so I have a question…..what made you make it if you thought it was something you don’t like? lol

    you know me and cornbread, I don’t like it…..and don’t think I could ever bring myself to make it.

    This looks incredible!

    • says

      Ha – great question Cheryl. I had to make a kid friendly version for a magazine assignment. After making that and liking it ok, I decided to play with it and adult it up some!

  7. says

    Whilst I do have a soft spot for the stuff in a can when I’m sick, this version looks a hundred times better! I love those gourmet garden herbs too, so handy to have around the kitchen.

  8. says

    I was a late bloomer to the tomato soup club, never had it until I was an adult, maybe at Nature’s Table for the first time? Thankfully it was good so I kept seeking it out, and finally started making my own. This looks so delicious Kristen, I would kill for a bowl of it for lunch right now!

  9. says

    This sounds so good! When I was pregnant, the only thing I wanted other than white bread, was tomato basil soup from of all places the Nordstrom cafe. Yes, they have the best tomato basil soup ever! Don’t even try it – b/c then you’ll want to go to Nordstrom all the time. But you have a beautiful one you made here, so you’re safe!

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