Tomato Basil Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by spatchcock

This is one of my favorite soup recipes, especially in the fall when it's just getting crisp and cool outside. However, it's also great in the summer when my basil is going nuts (like it is right now!)

Top Review by Yogi8

I am NEVER buying canned tomato soup again! This was so easy, and so much better. I used dried basil, and added a little garlic and cayenne pepper. Delicious!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) canground peeled tomatoes
  • 5 cups vegetable stock or 5 cups chicken stock
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper (use kosher salt--much better!)
  • 12 cup loosely packed fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes -- be careful not to burn garlic.
  3. Add the tomatoes and the stock.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook until soup is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in the basil.
  8. Place the pot of soup directly in sink, and using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
  9. Serve immediately.

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