Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

A delicious and flavorful homemade Tomato Basil Soup made with canned whole tomatoes. A grown up version of Tomato soup you going to love.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword #soup, homemade tomato soup, tomato soup
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Mary Bostow


  • one 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 14 fresh basil leafs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese, grated to sprinkle on top


  • Open the canned tomatoes and place them and the 2 cups of tomato juice in a large saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and place the tomato mixture into a blender or food processor and process until the mixture is smooth.
    Add the basil leaves to the blender or food processor and puree them into the tomato mixture.  Place the basil- tomato mixture back into the large saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium  to low heat and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Heat the mixture slowly while stirring to blend everything together as the butter melts. Do not let the soup come to a boil.
    Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan Cheese.