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Favorite Basil-Tomato Soup

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars
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"I love this tomato soup. Even my husband likes it, and he says he doesn't like tomatoes!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 242
Original recipe yields 9 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir tomatoes and chicken brother together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir basil and sugar into the tomato mixture; reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the basil is wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir cream into the tomato mixture; add butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If I don't have whipping cream I have used skim milk and have still had great results.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 242 calories; 20.6 14.1 3.7 64 506 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have tried this recipe except for the 1/2 cup of butter. Also, I thought the fat in the whipping cream would be enough to give it that depth of flavor and I was pleased that it did. I thought...

Most helpful critical review

The recipe makes very bland soup as is. I used about 3 tsp dried basil, added another tbsp of sugar, and mixed in some oregano, garlic powder, and onion flakes while it was simmering.

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I have tried this recipe except for the 1/2 cup of butter. Also, I thought the fat in the whipping cream would be enough to give it that depth of flavor and I was pleased that it did. I thought...

This soup was ok for me. It is thicker than I am used to but that can be rectified by adding more chicken broth. I also would like some garlic and onion in it, but that can easily be added as we...

Normally, I try to stay close to the regular recipe if my family will eat it. My boyfriend doesn't like "creamy" soups so I personally had to make changes to form a compromise(because I love tom...

The recipe makes very bland soup as is. I used about 3 tsp dried basil, added another tbsp of sugar, and mixed in some oregano, garlic powder, and onion flakes while it was simmering.

This is some pretty yummy soup! Who would have thought adding butter would change it entirely! I forgot about the butter, and we were tasting it, and when I re-read the recipe, I thought, well, ...

I had to use basil from a squeeze tube because they didn’t have any fresh at my grocery store. I also added a dash of garlic powder and a dash of onion powder and my boyfriend and I both really ...

Quick and easy. I just add some additional onion powder and garlic powder. It tastes great...

We loved it. I substituted heavy cream with an almond milk cream base and the butter for plant based butter. ( we can not tolerate dairy). It came out great!

Tomato bisque is my favorite soup, and this is pretty close to restaurant quality. Unless you have dietary restrictions, I recommend using the full amount of cream and butter (I actually use a ...