Saturday, November 6, 2010

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I got this recipe from my Baylor friend - Belinda. She made it for us on a girl's weekend and we all loved it. I have since made it numerous times - for family, teacher conferences, etc. We like it with any yummy bread - beer bread, foccacia bread or just oyster crackers. I have to say I don't really enjoy tomato soup and I LOVE this soup!  We often eat this soup with the Mini Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches or a yummy baguette from Panera!

Tomato Basil Soup

32 oz can chicken broth
46 oz. tomato juice
2 medium cans of petite diced tomatoes
1 small container of basil leaves - 20 leaves or so
1 quart heavy cream
1 stick butter

Puree one of the diced tomatoes with the basil. Sometimes I puree it all - just depends on what texture you like.  Combine tomatoes, broth, juice in large pan over medium high heat. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat simmering 30 minutes. Add cream, butter, salt and pepper. Continue stirring over low heat until ready to serve.

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Anonymous said...

I would LOVE this with a beer bread! Happy Sunday,


Jessie said...

Yummm...this looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I love tomato basil soup. This looks delicious. And I agree with you and anniebakes about beer bread, they would go well together.

vandana rajesh said...

Tomato basil soup...yum...just right for the cold weather. First time here...gr8 blog. Thks for sharing the recipe.

Renee Paj said...

thank you for visiting my blog! this soup sounds delicious and easy....I will have to give it a try sometime! Your blog is lovely!

Candi said...

That sounds good AND easy!