Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


In our house we don't eat a lot of meat. So this is another wonderful recipe from our daily lives. This is not your typical canned tomato soup. This soup is thick, creamy, very tasty and great when you are in a hurry to put dinner on the table.


  • 2  (12 oz.) cans - Diced Italian Tomatoes ( Or Basil & Oregano flavored)
  • 2  (16oz.) cans - Tomato Sauce (not spaghetti sauce)
  • About 20 leaves - Fresh Basil (add more if your leaves are small or to taste)
  • 1 cup - Heavy Whipping Cream ( I urge you not to use a lighter cream)
  • 1/3 cup  - Butter
  • 1/4 cup - Onion, Chopped
  •  1-2 tsp - Crushed Red Peppers (or to taste, we really like spicy food)
  • 1 -2  cloves - Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste

  1. Place diced tomatoes, sauce, crushed red peppers, onions, & garlic in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 45 minutes. 
  2. Chop your basil leaves, and add them to your pot.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil. 

Allow to cool some and enjoy! 


This is not an exact recipe. Just a starter point as I don't generally measure anything. It's just all from memory and taste. Adjust accordingly. 

Make this a whole meal by pairing this soup with a nice grilled cheese sandwich using real sliced cheese. Once your grilled cheese sandwich is made (while still hot) open it and add a few fresh sliced tomatoes inside. Close and serve. Add a side of saltines too!

Want to make this super fresh? Replace the can diced tomatoes with fresh roma tomatoes. Start with about 4-5. I've made this soup both ways. Leave the skin on, de-seed & chop tomatoes. Allow to simmer for at least 1 hr or till tomatoes are tender. 

Recipe and photo by: Heather Gwinn 

Take Care & Enjoy!


  1. This looks delicious!
    I WILL be trying some this evening!

  2. We love tomato soup. Mary and I have eaten several times for lunch now that the weather is turning colder. This recipe looks really yummy!

  3. Thank you! We love soup days. It's easy and very wholesome


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