Tomato Basil Soup

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 can ground peeled tomatoes
  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil, thinly sliced
Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until soup is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the basil.

Place the pot of soup directly in sink, and using a stick blender, blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


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I added 1.5 cup vegetable broth and one can - 1.5 cups diced tomatoes and it turned out just right . item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very vague, but I tried it with a 28 oz can of tomatoes. Other reviewers mentioned that it was watery, so I used half the suggested amount of stock. It was still extremely watery, so I added a large Yukon potato which made it taste a lot better. I also recommend adding more spices such as oregano garlic and crushed red pepper as this recipe is a bit bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving this five stars because I want you to try it. It is easy, elegant and potentially delicious....BUT...it needs 1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes to take it to FABULOUS! You will be a star if you make this one little adjustment! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi there Everybody, I love tomato soup with basil it brings back so many memories. you know nothing like Grandma's soup right? I wasn't sure about the tomato so i used 4 cups fresh tomatoes, cored, peeled, and chopped (8-10) or canned whole tomatoes, crushed, and added some garlic and i was good to go. I found the right amount of tomatoes to Use in this other site i found hold on let me get the link... http://www.soupsbykip.com/ they have a lot of Soup recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since I wasn't sure about the tomato measurement, I used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with Italian seasonings. I also added 3 cloves of garlic and the flavor turned out great! A little on the watery side, so I would use less stock, but overall an easy, cheap, and delicious soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
HOW MUCH TOMATO FOR THE AMOUNT OF STOCK AND OTHER INGREDIENTS? THIS WOULD CHANGE THE CONSISENCY AND TASTE A GREAT DEAL. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe and enjoyed it very much. I am vegan so I used Veg. stock. This recipe is so easy and quick I will make it all the time and for company as well. Thank you for posting this recipe. Linda. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What size can ground peeled tomatoes should be used? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe because you can make it with whatever ingredients you have on hand. I only had stewed tomatoes and 4 cups of stock but it was still fantastic. It's so full of flavor that you won't believe there are only a few ingredients in it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. It is so easy to make. The only thing I substitute is that I buy the canned crushed tomatoes with basil, so no need for fresh basil. Then, right at the end of cooking, I add about 1/2 cup of heavy cream....yumo! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was extremely easy to make and best of all, delicious. I used San Marzano Crushed Peeled tomatoes and fresh basil. My soup tasted fresh, light, and full of flavor. The fresh basil was not overpowering and this will be a recipe I will use for years to come. My 4 sons love tomato soup and I cannot wait to introduce this to them. They love new recipes and have a great sense of taste. I will double this recipe next time and serve it with fresh baked seasoned italian bread. MMM MMM.. I cannot wait. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To enhance the flavor, I added minced garlic and shallots. Also, I used low sodium chicken stock and added the basil during the last 5 minutes of cooking to infuse the flavor. Great with toasted pita bread! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe doesn't take a long time, but tastes worlds apart from canned soup. It makes for an easy winter mid-week dinner. Add some sandwiches and you're good to go. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out kind of watery but Its awesome if you add more tomatoes and a little bit of heavy whipping cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
one of the simpleist soups to make, great taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought this was a nice easy soup to make in a hurry. Thought maybe it would be a little better if I roasted the tomatoes inthe oven for awhile. Well worth trying. Ann - St. Thomas, Ontario. Canada item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a clove of garlic with the onions and one tablespoon of honey to cut down the acidity of the tomatoes. I had about half of a chicken breast from a leftover rotisserie chickn that I shredded and added to the soup. Right before serving I finely shaved sharp cheddar cheese and mixed it in and I truly enjoyed this soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe with a few variations. I used fire roasted tomotoes and added some garlic to the onions. I also used basil paste (since my grocery store didn't have any fresh basil). In addition, I added some basil during the cooking to meld the flavors a little more. This recipe was very good though. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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