I love this tomato soup. Even my husband likes it, and he says he doesn't like tomatoes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir basil and sugar into the tomato mixture; reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the basil is wilted, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir cream into the tomato mixture; add butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If I don't have whipping cream I have used skim milk and have still had great results.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 3.7g 8% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 64.3mg 21% DV; sodium 506mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
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 it was a little bland and next time would add some onion, maybe a little garlic and rosemary. But the tomato and basil flavor was excellent! I grow herbs and have fresh basil on hand all year round. PS: I grow my own tomatoes. Instead of the sugar, I add 1/2 tsp of baking soda so I don't get acid reflux. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2016
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. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2015
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 it was a little bland and next time would add some onion, maybe a little garlic and rosemary. But the tomato and basil flavor was excellent! I grow herbs and have fresh basil on hand all year round. PS: I grow my own tomatoes. Instead of the sugar, I add 1/2 tsp of baking soda so I don't get acid reflux. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2015
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 well. So for me, this is a good base recipe that I can change any way I want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
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 tomato basil soup). I omitted the butter and cream and used 1 cup of whole milk instead. I added onion powder and garlic powder, salt and pepper. I didn't measure it was probably a teaspoon or two. Also, since he does get heartburn sometimes I took another cooks advice and threw in a half a teaspoon of baking soda before adding my spices(don't be alarmed if it foams up just keep stirring). I added all my spices after the boil during the simmer, then added the milk last. Mine came out more tomatoey (as opposed to creamy) but my family preferred that. Me personally I like the recipe as is with just a little onion and garlic powder. Also I was lazy, I only had dried basil, I used 2 tsp. I served it up with a grilled cheese and my family topped the soup with parm cheese. All and all a very excellent base you can customize to your family, so thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2018
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 let me add the butter! Wow! We were shocked at the difference it made. Not for the health conscious but surely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2018
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 enjoyed it with our gourmet grilled cheeses. Great soup for the start of fall. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2017
Quick and easy. I just add some additional onion powder and garlic powder. It tastes great... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2017
Made it to the recipe. Tasted good, but wanted more flavor. Added a 10oz can of Campbell's condensed tomato soup to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
This was fantastic . My wife said I hope it tastes as good as it smells, and it did!! Read More
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