Tomato Basil Soup

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..

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Ingredients:

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. .

ImageEnjoy and stay warm!

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3 thoughts on “Tomato Basil Soup

  1. Made a tomato soup recipe 2 or 3 months ago. Want to try this one now to see if better. This gal lives in Nashville and parents go to our church.

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