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The Best Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe Ever

This is the best creamy tomato basil soup recipe you will ever make. It is easy, fresh, and simple! This soup is not complicated to make and it sure does taste good. In total, it takes about 25 minutes to prepare.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 181kcal


  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 14 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can of whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups of chicken stock or vegetable
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs fennel seed
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper if you do not like spice, you can omit this
  • 3 tbs of fresh basil chopped plus extra for garnishing
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large sauce pan, sauté onion with butter until almost translucent. Add garlic. Cook one minute being careful not to burn. Add the crushed tomatoes. Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up. Add all the juice from the whole tomatoes. Add the stock, salt, honey, balsamic vinegar, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper. Cook for 10 minutes at a simmer on medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Slowly add in cream and fresh basil. Cook for about 5 additional minutes stirring slowly. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Enjoy!


* Cooking Note: Do not skimp out on the tomatoes. Use high quality canned tomatoes. The tomatoes are the key ingredient, so it is worth the extra expense. Cook the onions until they are soft. You don't want crunchy onions in this soup. And you MUST use FRESH Basil. No dry stuff! Fresh, fresh, fresh is the key to making your mouth happy.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1691mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3.1mg