Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


This tomato basil soup uses real butter, fresh basil leaves, and heavy cream, which are the secrets to the richness of this soup. Please do not substitute, or you will not have the same high-quality result.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced

  • 4 cups tomato juice

  • 14 leaves fresh basil

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup butter

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place tomatoes and juice in a stockpot over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cook until tomatoes have softened, about 30 minutes.

  2. Remove the pot from heat. Add basil leaves to the pot. Use an immersion blender to purée soup until smooth.

  3. Stir in heavy cream and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Do not boil. Season with salt and pepper.

    looking at two bowls of rich and creamy tomato basil soup
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
45g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 28g 142%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 61mg 304%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 905mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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