Hearty Cream of Tomato Basil Soup

"This is a recipe I found online, but altered slightly to my own taste. This is an awesome soup for a cold winter day. Fresh baked bread goes well with this soup and it's hearty enough to serve for dinner."
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  • Cook onion and garlic in butter until soft and translucent.
  • Add basil, paprika, and creme cheese.
  • Cook until creamy, stirring constantly so as not to burn the paprika.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir vigorously with a whisk.
  • Heat to desired temperature and serve.

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  1. The ingredients, proportions and directions for this soup are almost identical to the one a co-worker recently brought to a soup potluck at work. The only difference is that she used 2 (8 oz) cans of condensed tomato soup and 2 undrained cans of diced tomatoes. Everything else was the same. I was going to post her recipe because I loved it when she brought it to work and so many people asked for the recipe that she typed it out and left a stack of copies in the staff lounge for everyone. The taste of the basil really came through and the soup has a nice, thick texture. I will definitely be making this recipe. It was wonderful! Thanks!
  2. Wonderful! I used one can of stewed tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes. I increased the basil, and added in some Italian Seasoning, Onion Powder, and a little Garlic Pepper. I served this with Turkey-Bacon Tortilla Wraps for supper last night. Even my husband, who isn't much of a soup person, enjoyed this soup. I'll be making this again... thanks for sharing!


I am a 27 year old house wife. I love to cook, especially in the winter. I enjoy painting, sculpting, reading, and playing with my 22 month old daughter. I remember sitting on the kitchen counter as a young girl watching my mom cook her fabulous meals. She never minded having me hang around the kitchen while she cooked, and I think that is why I like cooking so much now. I hope that the few recipes I have entered are helpful to some of you out there, but if you're looking for low fat recipe's, stay away from mine :)
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