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Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
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Simple to prepare, delicious tomato-basil soup. Great for an easy lunch served with bread or grilled cheese!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions and cook until tender. Mix in tomatoes and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer soup to a blender (or use an immersible hand blender), and blend until smooth. Return to the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and gradually mix in the heavy cream. Pour soup through a strainer before serving. Garnish each serving with a sprig of basil.
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Reviews

PATM
100

PATM

9/11/2005

This soup does sound wonderful. I believe that one can of tomatoes is about a pound, so I would start out using three cans of tomatoes. Hope this helps you.

Carolyn
95

Carolyn

2/27/2006

We loved this soup! You get more than just soup! The strained leftovers make a sort of pesto. I sliced some French bread, toasted it,then spread some of the "pesto" on the bread and sprinkled it with grated Parmesan cheese and baked for about 10 min at 350. You can also use the "pesto", add some sour cream and grated Parmesan and make a delicious dip!

naples34102
58

naples34102

6/8/2009

Excellent soup, though very similar to others I've tried from this site. I think its main distinction is the addition of onion, and a good amount of it at that. It may have added extra flavor but to tell you the truth, I didn't notice an appreciable difference than those I've made without the onion. I prepared the recipe pretty closely, only adding a couple dabs of tomato paste since my tomatoes weren't as ripe as I would have liked them to be. That proved to be a great addition! Loved the flavor boost it provided. I topped each serving with an herbed crostini and fresh basil for garnish. Fresh, simple and satisfying. And pretty too!

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