7 Reviews

A friend gave me almost an identical recipe--except I used a whole can of diced tomatoes w/ italian seasonings (undrained) and only 1/2 tsp of pepper and no salt. Sooooo good! And so fast! A definite keeper!

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helowy February 20, 2009

DH is having dental problems and his "appliance" is away for 3-4 weeks, plus newly broken tooth opposite. Was glancing through old annual CB for soft but tasty and nutritious meals. Found this in Light & Tasty 2002 and prepared last night. We are having a get together with Italian friend in preparation for trip to Sicily next spring -- and DH said this was so good, it would make a great starter cuppa soup for the dinner party ! We have LOTS of beautiful fresh basil, so I will be making this again soon. Thanks for posting, Lynsey.

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NurseJaney July 31, 2008

This is virtually identical to a recipe I got from Light & Tasty magazine several years ago. It's a weeknight favorite! I found that the easiest way to shred the basil is to make a chiffonade--stack the leaves and roll up lengthwise into a cylinder, cigar-style, and slice into very thin rounds. I use about 6 cups broth instead of 4, and I use great northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained. The flavors blend beautifully. Thanks for posting, Lynsey Beth!

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Halcyon Eve December 09, 2007

We enjoyed this soup very much. The ease of preparation makes this soup perfect for a busy day. Thanks so much for sharing, Lynsey Beth.

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Bev December 09, 2007

A good soup that was very easy to make! The parmesan cheese really tastes fantastic with this!

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Soup Lady March 07, 2007

This is the second time I have made this soup in 2 weeks. I love the taste and it is very filling yet healthy. The fresh basil enhances the taste and I love the splash of balsamic vinegar. Give it a try!

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Kris 9 February 19, 2007

So fast! Really good with fresh basil. Serve with hard bread to dip in the soup. I like this soup because you can add everything to taste based on what tastes you like most. I loved the basil flavor and the pepper on top.

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lynseybeth82 January 08, 2007
Tortellini Basil Soup