Favorite Basil-Tomato Soup


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
9 servings


  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 18 fresh basil leaves, or more to taste, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup butter


  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.

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
21g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 536mg 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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