Store an extra pot of this tomato basil soup for a cold winter day

Start by melting an entire stick of salted butter in your soup pot

Published November 24, 2019 4:30PM (EST)

Tomato Basil Soup (Skyhorse Publishing)
Tomato Basil Soup (Skyhorse Publishing)

Excerpted with permission from "Super Easy Soups and Stews: 100 Soups, Stews, Broths, Chilis, Chowders, and More!" edited by Abigail Gehring. Copyright October 15, 2019 by Good Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

Barbara Kuhns, Millersburg, OH

Makes 4-6 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 10 1⁄2-oz. cans condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 14 1⁄2-oz. cans chicken broth
  • 3 tsp. basil
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • Garlic cloves, minced, optional
  • 1⁄3 cup flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Melt butter in soup pot.

2. Add and sauté onion until softened.

3. Add condensed soup, sauce, paste, broth, basil, brown sugar, and garlic (if using).

4. Cook, covered, until hot.

5. Whisk together flour and cream.

6. Add and heat gently, stirring, until soup is steaming and thick. Do not boil.

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