Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

We enjoy soups all year long, and this Tomato Basil Soup is super easy and has become my go to recipe.  Someday when I have the time and space, I want to grow my own tomatoes.  In the meantime, I am using homegrown tomatoes that someone else grew.  A little side note if you have a lot of fresh tomatoes and want to put them up, this recipe works very well with fresh pureed tomatoes and a little salt.  I found out that it freezes very well too.  I like to pour cooled soups, chili, etc… into large Ziploc gallon size freezer bags and freeze them flat after squeezing the air out of the bag.  You can fit a ton of frozen meals into a small space by doing this.
Let’s make some soup!

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 46 ounce can of tomato juice
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream


In a heavy-bottom soup pan melt your butter over medium heat, add your basil and cook until basil has wilted a bit.  Add the tomato juice and simmer over medium-low heat for a few minutes.  I usually add a bit of black pepper right before adding the whipping cream, heat thru without boiling, and serve!

We like to keep these ingredients on hand for a wonderful, fresh side to go with grilled chicken, or just by itself for a quick weeknight dinner. 
It’s pouring rain here today, and with a house to clean, pumpkins to carve, and crafts to create, I think this is what we will be having for dinner.  Now I just need to find some gluten free garlic bread and throw together a salad.  What are you cooking and creating today?
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  1. Just printed out the recipe! Looks delish and so easy! thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

  2. I have a favorite tomato soup. I usually make grilled cheese sandwiches on the side 🙂 I will have to try with fresh tomatoes!!

  3. That sounds so good. I love tomato soup and love basil!! Daniela's idea of the grilled cheese with it is also a favorite here. We like hot pepper cheese with ours. 🙂

  4. Yum! I'm going to have to try this it looks delicious.

  5. This looks delish & it looks like it's super simple to make! I'm going to print the recipe & eat it with some grilled cheese, nom nom nom!

  6. Yum! Looks so easy to make as well 🙂

  7. This looks yummy! My son will love it! Thanks for sharing.
    House on the Way

  8. This looks like an easy yet yummy recipe. I'm pinning this to have on hand.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  9. Oh, this looks so yummy! Perfect for the cold weather we are finally having. LOL I will definitely be making this. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent again this week. You make the party special. HUGS

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