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Easy Tomato-Basil Soup

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 generous servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


All you need is 30 minutes to simmer some simple ingredients and you’ve got a bowl of rich tomato-basil soup with minimal effort.


  • 4 cups canned whole tomatoes (preferably fire-roasted)
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1214 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prep tomatoes. In a large saucepan, crush the tomatoes using a potato masher or your hands. Stir in tomato juice and vegetable stock.
  2. Simmer. Simmer soup over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  3. Blend. Purée soup, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in a blender or food processor or add basil leaves to the saucepan and purée soup with an immersion blender.
  4. Simmer again. Return soup to saucepan (if you used a blender or food processor) and stir in cream and butter. Cook soup over low heat until cream and butter are incorporated.
  5. Season and serve. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite warm bread.


Keywords: tomato soup, soup recipe

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