Tomato Basil Soup


A creamy rendition of a traditional favorite. This has made me a SouperHero in my house. This meal is full-bodied enough to not need the addition of a sandwich; however, garlic bread is nice for dipping.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 15 baby carrots, thinly sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce (such as Hunt's®)

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (such as Hunt's®)

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in both amounts of tomato sauce, chicken broth, basil, and oregano. Increase heat to medium and simmer until soup is reduced, 10 to 20 minutes.

  2. Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Add cream. Continue to puree in batches until smooth, transferring creamy soup to another pot.

  3. Heat soup over medium-high heat until hot, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

The basil/oregano ratio is always 2:1. Additionally, the blending step can be a little messy with the hot soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
25g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 747mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 508mg 11%

* 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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