Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This soup is so fresh and so easy! Rachael Ray made a similar soup on 30 minute meals and I just tweaked it a bit to fit our tastes. This soup goes great with grilled cheese or salad and bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk on medium in saucepan. Place remaining ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour tomato mixture into milk. Bring to a boil. Immediately decrease heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious and easy-to-make soup, quick and made with things I always have on hand. I was a bit worried when I first added the pureed mixture to the hot milk - it had some small lumps and looked curdled - but after about 10 minutes of simmering it smoothed out nicely and by the 15 minutes it was perfect. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! Made for Fall Pick-A-Chef 2011

loof October 10, 2011

Yes, this is surprisingly fresh tasting for using canned tomatoes. Sure better than that condensed stuff :) I just made 2 servings. I agree with Loof about the concerns with lumps, but it really did smooth out nicely. Went great with a grilled gouda sandwich. Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here October 25, 2011

This soup was easy to make. I did make a few changes. The first change I made was to use some fresh tomatoes that were given to me from a friend's garden. The tomatoes were nicely ripened and I diced up approx. 15 ounces. The second change is that I had no celery on hand so I skipped the celery completely which may have affected the flavour overall. When cooking, I did notice that I had lumps but as others have mentioned, this seemed to smooth out. I noticed that the soup tasted quite bland which may be a result of using fresh tomatoes rather than the canned tomatoes so I added another 1/2 tsp of salt and added about 1/2 to 1 Tbsp of sugar to balance out the taste. Overall, my husband and I did enjoy the soup but would have liked more of a tomato flavour (again, this may have been a result of using fresh tomatoes instead of canned).

mir1229 October 06, 2014