Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


Creamy tomato basil soup is a cold weather must-have recipe. It’s unbelievably easy and so delicious.  This recipe is a perfect weeknight meal. You will even have time to make grill cheese sandwiches to dip in the soup.  In our house, a grill cheese sandwich is a must with tomato soup. Really! We won’t even consider eating tomato soup without one. Crazy, I know.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - by Don't Sweat The Recipe

This recipe requires very few ingredients. Wash dry the basil, dice the shallot and press the garlic. Oh yeah, open the cans of tomato.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - This is a must have cold weather recipe.

In a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot saute shallot until translucent, add garlic saute another 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - This is a must have cold weather recipe.

After 15 minutes add the bay leaves and the half and half. Stir to combine and serve! That’s it, it’s that easy.

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - This is a must-have cold weather recipe.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 large Shallot, diced
  • 2 (28 oz) cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1½ cup Chicken Stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Several grinds of Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 12 - 15 large Fresh Basil leaves, chopped
  1. In a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot and saute until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes (juice and all), chicken stock, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a low simmer. Cook uncovered, for 15 minutes or until it has thickened.
  5. Add the half and half, basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - This is a must have cold weather recipe.

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  1. Reply

    Tomato soup is one of my fave winter soups to go to and so comforting. The creaminess of this one looks amazing I always strive for creamy but haven’t perfected the tomato soup yet. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme

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      Thank you!

  2. Reply

    Delicious! I just made this. I used petite diced tomatoes instead of crushed and used an immersion blend. I think my guests will enjoy it!

    1. Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoy the soup! Thanks for coming by to tell me, Kristin! 🙂

  3. Reply

    Will this be too thin if I use tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes? It is a snow day here and I would really like to make tomato soup for dinner but tomato sauce is all I have! Maybe if I throw in tomato paste too?

    1. Reply

      Marcy, I’m sorry if I’m too late to answer this question. Did you try it with the tomato sauce? I wouldn’t think it would be too thin. I have just always used the crushed tomatoes for some texture to the soup.

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    Can I make this recipe without the 1/2 and 1/2? Can’t have dairy

    1. Reply

      You could but the taste will be different. No longer “creamy” tomato basil soup. Please let us know how it turns out. Thank you so much for coming by!

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