Tomato Basil Soup

Total Time:
45 min
10 min
35 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 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

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 .
    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.
    I'm giving this five stars because I want you to try it. It is easy, elegant and potentially 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!
    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...


    they have a lot of Soup recipes.
    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.
    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.
    What size can ground peeled tomatoes should be used?
    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.
    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!
    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!
    This soup is wonderful!
    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!
    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.
    Turned out kind of watery but Its awesome if you add more tomatoes and a little bit of heavy whipping cream!
    one of the simpleist soups to make, great taste.
    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
    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.
    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.
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