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

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

Andtototoo! January 23, 2014

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.

DROPNBY29 October 01, 2012

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!

cookin mimi February 19, 2010