Quick and Delicious Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Looking for a fuss-free yet incredibly tasty tomato basil soup recipe? Look no further! In just a few simple steps, you can create a soup that rivals those from popular cafes like Panera and Nordstrom. Let’s dive into the ingredients and method to craft this delightful dish.


  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • A generous drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) of San Marzano tomatoes (Cento brand recommended)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of half and half, to taste
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasonings, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • For serving: Fresh basil, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, and optionally, balsamic glaze


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté until translucent and slightly golden, seasoning with salt and pepper as you go.
  2. Stir in minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine San Marzano tomatoes and fire-roasted tomatoes. Crush them together using your hands or a spoon.
  4. Transfer the crushed tomatoes and chicken broth to a pot. Add the seasonings and fresh basil.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once the soup has simmered, blend it until smooth using an immersion blender or regular blender.
  7. Stir in Parmesan cheese and half and half, adjusting to taste.
  8. Taste the soup for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  9. Serve hot with a garnish of fresh basil, red pepper flakes, and additional Parmesan cheese. Optionally, drizzle with balsamic glaze for extra flavor.


There you have it – a delectable tomato basil soup that’s perfect for a cozy meal. Pair it with a classic grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate comfort food experience. Enjoy!

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