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Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Basil Tomato Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

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Basil Tomato Soup

Tomato Basil Soup


Oh my, is there anything more comforting than  really (REALLY) good tomato soup?  NO more cans with this easy recipe, and it IS the BEST!

 Here is my recipe for a tomato soup with amazing flavor.  Pair with homemade Tomato Basil Bread for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup


½ cup real butter (1 stick)

1 med -large onion, diced

3 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, with the juice (reg. or fire-roasted)

1 ½ cups water

1 cube chicken bouillon (or 1-2 tsp. granules; to taste)

2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 tsp. Montreal Steak seasoning

½ tsp. salt

1 can evaporated milk

1/2 cup basil pesto

 optional: 6-8 oz. risotto or small pasta, cooked till al dente, drained


Melt butter in a large saucepan.

Add onions and cook over medium heat, stirring until completely translucent.

Add tomatoes, water, bouillon, balsamic vinegar, Montreal steak seasoning and salt.Tomato Basil Soup 2Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes to allow for ‘marrying’ of flavors.

Working in batches, pour soup mixture into blender (but only about ½ way up container and hold a towel over the top, tightly, to allow for expansion due to hot liquid) and process until smooth.Tomato Basil Soup 3Pour pureed soup into a pan. 

Add evaporated milk and pesto.Tomato Basil Soup 4Simmer for 10 minutes. Tomato Basil Soup 5*If adding risotto pasta, cook according to directions when beginning soup.

Drain well and add to soup with the evaporated milk and pesto.

The pasta will expand if allowed to sit in soup overnight or for several hours.

 Delicious when paired with an open faced grilled cheese made with my Tomato Basil Bread, you will find HERETomato Basil Soup 6Carrie Groneman’s recipe

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow

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  1. This looks awesome, I might even have everything to make it today! I love tomato soup even out of the can, but I would much prefer a homemade variety!

  2. RenJac2015 says:

    Sounds good. Thank you.

  3. AnnMarie says:

    I am always looking for a good soup recipe….I actually have gotten my husband and 15 year old son to eat it! Pinned! Visiting from Adorned from Above.

  4. Yum, yum, yum. You make me want to eat more soup! ;p

    Fund you through the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 127 by the way.

    Han a lovely weekend! 🙂

  5. This is SO happening! I love tomato basil soup, but have never made it myself. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’m sharing some of my late mom’s favorite recipes on my blog today. Hope you’ll stop by.

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

  6. This soup looks delicious. I will need to try this.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  7. This and your bread look so tasty. Glad I found this on Saturday Show and Tell Link Party. I will be back. Thanks for the great share.

  8. We were just talking about making this soup last night.

  9. I’m going to start calling you “Paula Deen,” since the recipe starts with “melt a stick of butter!” Seriously, this looks fantastic. I have never found a tomato soup recipe that I’ve been totally happy with, so will definitely be giving this one a try. I think it could be adapted to summer too, when fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant.

  10. Alexis says:

    I’m so happy you found my little linky party! I’m going to be featuring this recipe and you on next weeks What We Eat Wednesday! 🙂

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

  11. Sandra says:

    love tomato soup and this sounds great but what if I do not have to basil pesto?Thanks

  12. Carrie, this looks so good! I’m going to feature you at the Retro Re-Pin Party next week on December 2 at 8 p.m. ET.

    I love tomato soup with basil and this recipe looks amazing.

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