With all of this cold weather, I have really been wanting warm foods that are good to eat curled up on the couch with a fire going. This Tomato Basil soup was just what I was craving. It is perfect served with a grilled cheese on the side for dipping..
1 tsp. olive oil
½ cup minced onion ( I used yellow)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 -28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
¾ cup cream
1/3 cup minced fresh basil
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp minced fresh parsley
¼ tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot and then add onion and garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.Take off the stove and let cool. Pour into a blender and blend well. Pour back in pot and add the remaining ingredients and bring to a bubble then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. I topped with shredded Parmesan.
It made a lot for the 2 of us so I had enough to share. It would be perfect to make a batch to give out to those you love on Valentine’s Day! I just poured in a glass jelly jar and then topped with Parmesan cheese and tied with a cute tag and some ribbon and a felt heart sticker. .