Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe I found online, but altered slightly to my own taste. This is an awesome soup for a cold winter day. Fresh baked bread goes well with this soup and it's hearty enough to serve for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion and garlic in butter until soft and translucent.
  2. Add basil, paprika, and creme cheese.
  3. Cook until creamy, stirring constantly so as not to burn the paprika.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, stir vigorously with a whisk.
  5. Heat to desired temperature and serve.


Most Helpful

The ingredients, proportions and directions for this soup are almost identical to the one a co-worker recently brought to a soup potluck at work. The only difference is that she used 2 (8 oz) cans of condensed tomato soup and 2 undrained cans of diced tomatoes. Everything else was the same. I was going to post her recipe because I loved it when she brought it to work and so many people asked for the recipe that she typed it out and left a stack of copies in the staff lounge for everyone. The taste of the basil really came through and the soup has a nice, thick texture. I will definitely be making this recipe. It was wonderful! Thanks!

Dr. Jenny February 05, 2010

Wonderful! I used one can of stewed tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes. I increased the basil, and added in some Italian Seasoning, Onion Powder, and a little Garlic Pepper. I served this with Turkey-Bacon Tortilla Wraps for supper last night. Even my husband, who isn't much of a soup person, enjoyed this soup. I'll be making this again... thanks for sharing!

AmyMCGS October 15, 2007

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