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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - Creamy, hearty, flavorful tomato soup! This is a must-have cold weather recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: basil, creamy, quick, soup, tomato
Servings: 6
Calories: 192kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 large Shallot, diced
  • 56 oz Crushed Tomatoes 2 - 28 oz cans
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Several grinds of Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 12 - 15 large Fresh Basil leaves, chopped


  • In a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot and saute until translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds.
  • Add crushed tomatoes (juice and all), chicken stock, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a low simmer. Cook uncovered, for 15 minutes or until it has thickened.
  • Add the half and half, basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1228mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 4mg