Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
With a base of carrots, onions, celery, chicken broth and butter simmered with bright tomato puree, fresh basil and cream, surprising layer after layer of rich, savory flavor make this simple classic a heart and soul favorite everyone craves.
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classic, comfort food
Stacey | SouthernDiscourse.com
stock pot, blender
use matchstick, or shredded, carrots for a convenient fine dice!
can tomato sauce
can tomato pureee
half & half
chopped fresh basil
In a large stock pot, melt butter and add the diced onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. On medium heat, cook until the onions become translucent.
Add broth. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Then, add the tomato sauce and tomato puree and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn down the heat to low and slowly add the cream, whisking as you go. Stir until well blended. Add salt, pepper (to taste), oregano and chopped basil. Let soup simmer for another 8-10 minutes.
Use blender to blend soup smooth. Return to stock pot to keep warm & serve.