Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I was craving this restaurant's tomato basil soup today, but have only five bucks to my name. So I decided to try and make it with the ingredients that I had on hand. The result was very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for cream in a large soup pot.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  3. Allow soup to cool a bit (until it's no longer hot to the touch), then whisk in the cream.
  4. Reheat slowly to serving temperature, and serve with chiffonaded fresh basil, if available.
Most Helpful

5 5

Used this basic recipe and made a few changes here and there. It turned out great!

I would love to try this recipe as their soup is amazing. What can you substitute the basil, garlic paste for? I can't seem to find it in the stores. Has anyone tried anything else in substitute for that.

5 5

I made this recipe for a luncheon and it was a hit! This is really a delicious soup. Goodbye to canned tomato soup from now on! Thanks, Pink Eyed Jim, for posting this keeper recipe!