Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Thick rich and full of tomato flavor, and takes only minutes to make --- use good quality Italian canned crushed tomatoes for this, it really makes a taste difference, I also like to add in about 15 minced fresh basil leaves :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan bring the crushed tomatoes, chili flakes, broth and seasoned salt to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in sugar, cream and butter; cook until butter is melted and all is combined.
  4. Season with black pepper to taste.
  5. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with croutons.


Most Helpful

This should have a new name....Easy Creamy Gourmet Tomato Soup. Need I say any more? I used Italian Style canned tomatoes, as that's what was in the cupboard. I'll be making this often. Thanks Kitten, for another fantastic recipe.

Diana #2 December 09, 2008

Kitten's recipes rock... This one was no exception. Quick, easy, and tasty. I followed Diana #2 and used the Italian style tomatoes I already had. I also used half and half rather than heavy cream, and cut back on the butter to just a few tablespoons, rather than a whole stick. Delish. Served with beer bread. This makes a lot of soup, but seems like it would freeze well if needed. Thanks for sharing!

Queen Roachie October 03, 2012

Wow, this was absolutely incredible! I will never go back to the canned stuff again. The fresh basil added a lot to the soup, but I didn't add the butter. I tasted it after adding the cream and felt it was perfect as is. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

noway November 24, 2009

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