Smoked Chipotle Tomato Basil Soup


A rich and flavorful soup that is quick and easy to prepare. Tomato and basil meld together with the smoky spice of mild tabasco sauce as well as the kick of bloody mary mix. Also a great base for vegetable-based soups or as a topping for appetizers.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 large cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (such as Hunt's®)

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 cup tomato and clam juice cocktail

  • ¾ cup bottled bloody mary mix (such as Zing Zang®)

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 3 dashes chipotle-flavored hot sauce (such as Tabasco® Chipotle Pepper Sauce), or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. Heat olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat; cook and stir garlic until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and increase heat to medium; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, tomato and clam juice cocktail, bloody mary mix, basil, hot sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper. Partially cover saucepan with lid and simmer until reduced, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add half-and-half; stir until heated through, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

It is very important not to overcook the garlic or it will give it a burned taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 863mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 489mg 10%

* 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.