Tuesday Eats: Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Soup

tomato basil soup

As a self proclaimed soup lover, this was my first time making homemade tomato soup. This soup takes under 15 minutes to be made and is great  to throw together for lunch or for weeknights when you just don’t feel like cooking. We paired ours with grilled cheese croutons, but next time I’ll probably serve with a half a grilled cheese sandwich instead. Tip: The croutons can get soggy quickly if you don’t eat them first, or if it’s not crispy enough.

Easy Tomato Basil  Soup
via everyday occasions

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 (14 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes
1 (14 oz) can of whole tomatoes
2 C. of chicken broth
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp sugar (we used truvia)
1/2 tsp of fresh black pepper
1/4 c. heavy cream (we used 1/2 and 1/2)
3 tbsp. of fresh basil, julienned
parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes. Next, add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up. Add the juice from the whole tomatoes. Add chicken stock, salt & pepper and sugar. Cook the soup on medium  for 10 minutes.

To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and a side of grilled cheese.




  1. March 4, 2014 / 6:49 am

    This looks delicious! We are heading out of soup weather down here (crazy?!), so I will be making this ASAP. xo

  2. jillian
    March 4, 2014 / 8:29 am

    yum! sounds so cozy! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. March 4, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Yum, one of my faves. Perfect day for a soup recipe, too!

  4. March 4, 2014 / 9:21 am

    We actually made tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner on Sunday and it was probably one of our favorite meals!! Don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner – i’ll have to try the from scratch version that you have!! Looks so good!

  5. March 4, 2014 / 9:41 am

    That looks so good! I should make that instead of buying the box soups from Trader Joe’s 😉

  6. March 4, 2014 / 10:21 am

    This is a fav of mine! Love tomato soup with grilled cheese =)

  7. March 4, 2014 / 10:54 am

    Tomato soup is a favorite of mine for cold winter days. Soups just hit the spot!

  8. March 4, 2014 / 11:27 am

    This looks delicious – and something I could actually make (i’m terrible in the kitchen).

    Bookmarking for a rainy day 🙂


  9. Shelby
    March 4, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Ooh yum. This would be great doubled and then frozen in Chinese plastic takeout containers for later!

  10. March 4, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    that looks awesome. like i want it rightthisverysecond awesome.

  11. March 4, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Pair this with a grilled cheese and call me over for lunch!

  12. Jill
    March 4, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I hope you had a blast in soulard over the weekend, isn’t it so fun!! I met my husband there:)

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  14. March 4, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I love tomato soup! Can’t wait to try this!