(Copycat) La Madeline's Tomato Basil Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the closest I have managed to copying the Tomato Basil soup at La Madeline. This is the best soup for cold winter nights, and I have yet to meet anyone who did not like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine tomatoes, tomato juice and broth in a saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Puree with basil in the blender. Make sure that this is smooth - I always strain it.
  3. Return to saucepan. Add cream and butter while stirring over low heat.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Great flavors. It has been a long time since I have eaten at La Madeline but if memory serves correct this is pretty close if not it. I did reduce the recipe by half. Used 2 cans of diced cut tomatoes. One of which was pureed in the Vita-Mix and some Penzey's Chicken Soup Base added for extra flavor. Not having the heavy cream I added in some evaporated milk. I can see me making this again.

PaulaG September 28, 2012

Excellent and easy to put together. To make it less rich, I used lowfat milk and half the butter.

tednjoc August 17, 2010

Great tomato soup recipe. Thicken with some sour dough bread crumbs to get La Madeleine texture and that little tang from the sour dough. Also a small bit of lemon juice!

wolf6152 November 07, 2015