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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Note:

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

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

189.7 calories; 4.4 g protein; 18.6 g carbohydrates; 16.4 mg cholesterol; 862.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2013
This is indeed very good, and Hubs and I cleaned it up. But I’m not so sure this was any better or much noticeably different with the uncommon ingredients of Bloody Mary Mix, Clamato and chipotle flavored hot sauce (all not so readily at hand) than had I simply used the crushed tomatoes and a little spice to kick it up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2015
This soup was okay. Definitely not worth the effor Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2013
This is indeed very good, and Hubs and I cleaned it up. But I’m not so sure this was any better or much noticeably different with the uncommon ingredients of Bloody Mary Mix, Clamato and chipotle flavored hot sauce (all not so readily at hand) than had I simply used the crushed tomatoes and a little spice to kick it up. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Really yummy... used regular vegetable juice instead of tomato clam since I had a big bottle in fridge used fresh/frozen basil chipotle powder and skim milk.. really tasty tomato soup Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
I did not use half-n-half I used evaporated milk and just enough to give it a creamy mouth feel without adding too much fat. I also used sea salt instead of garlic salt. I made NO other changes. This is seriously one of the best tomato soups I've ever had. Everything works together very well and makes this excellent unique tomato soup. I made a grilled cheese sandwich to go with and this was a quick soup recipe that made a filling and comforting lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
I'm very picky when it comes to tomato soup but I really liked this. Surprising since I only picked it in order to use up some Bloody Mary mix in the fridge but it turned out lovely. I didn't have tomato clam sauce so just used the same amount of Bloody Mary mix--if I hadn't had enough I probably would've done the same as another reviewer and used tomato juice. I also used skim milk instead of half and half. It makes a good amount of soup--we had enough for 3 servings of leftovers which I'll likely put in lunches this week. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2014
Best tomato soup ever! Very easily to make! My whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2014
Was pretty good. I added a little brown sugar and it made a huge difference. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2015
This soup was okay. Definitely not worth the effor Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2018
Added bacon.....kicked it to another level! Yummm... Plus added more pepper and a TB spoon of brown sugar. Read More