Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Lovely soup with substance. Literally! Not "brothy" but rich... and probably not heathy either. I won't tell if you won't!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer tomatoes, vegetable/tomato juice and stock in saucepan for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and puree with the basil leaves using one of those handy dandy immersion blenders right in the cooking pan.
  3. Return to low heat and stir while adding cream and butter.
  4. Sprinkle each serving with grated parmesan and basil leaves. I like to float toasted fresh garlic-parmesan croutons!
Most Helpful

Yummy!! My husband and my teenage boys all loved it. Used can tomatoes and followed directions as written. Served with grilled cheese...mmm mmm good!

3goodboys January 12, 2014

Used canned tomatoes, some dried basil and added a small pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat. The parm added just the right amount of salt. Was a great addition to kicked grilled cheese sandwiches.

mark h. March 10, 2013

Rally liked it. I essentially doubled it, subbing some of the tomatoes for juice since I had a huge can of juice to use. Also used about 9 1/2 t of dried basil, as I found a chart that suggested 1 T fresh basil = 1 t dried, but I might use a tad bit less next time. Also liked the parmesan addition as it gave a bit of substance. I think a bit of sweet sausage may be a nice optional addition for next time.

sugarlovinmom October 24, 2011