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on the menu: tomato basil soup

There is something so comforting about a home cooked bowl of tomato soup – paired with a grilled cheese makes it even better. This recipe in particular is gracing our dinner table this week and I can’t wait to give it a whirl. 
Do you have a go-to tomato soup recipe you swear by?
Bon app├ętit everyone!
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 – 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 – 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes
2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of heavy cream
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned
parmesan cheese
In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute – being careful not to burn the garlic.  Add the crushed tomatoes.  Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up.  Add the juice from the whole tomatoes, as well.  Add chicken stock, salt, pepper and sugar.  Cook the soup on medium at a simmer for 10 minutes.  
To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil.  Serve topped with a little parmesan cheese and a grilled cheese sandwich.  You can get the recipe for the Grilled Cheese Sandwich here.

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16 responses to on the menu: tomato basil soup

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams. says:

    mmmm i wish i could have this for lunch today! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  • With love... says:

    Looks delicious.

  • Daniella says:

    Yum, this recipe looks good. Hope you're doing well Caitlin!

  • Betsy Soos says:

    Oh I'm so glad this recipe doesn't call for fresh tomatoes!! No matter what time of year, we can't get ANY good tomatoes where I live :/ We'll have to give this a whirl this week!

  • G. says:

    Looks delicious! I don't to it myself though,I don't like cooking.I love the one from Jason's Deli, the best ever!

  • Annabelle says:

    That looks GREAT. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never made tomato soup from scratch, but I think I'm going to have to start!

  • annie says:

    I've never made tomato soup from scratch either! I really want to try…and that sandwich looks so tasty!

  • Michelle {lovely little things} says:

    The best combo ever!

  • Mary @Delightful Bitefuls says:

    I am totally bookmarking this! This sounds divine!!!

  • Dylan Drake says:

    That looks like so delicious. I love the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo.

  • Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders says:

    That looks so good!

  • caitlindentino says:

    I love tomato soup and am always looking for good new recipes. I like that this has two different types of canned tomatoes – likely to add to the depth – and since we are still a few month out from fresh ones, this seems perfect.

    Do you ever add a bit of grated carrot in place of the sugar? I haven't for soup, but do with tomato sauce that is a bit too acidic, and think its a great trick. (Mario Batali, of course). I wonder if if would work equally well here?

  • UrbanChiqueNess says:

    I love homemade grilled cheese and tomato soup…gourmet comfort food! Check out my apple tomato soup recipe. Let me know if you give it a try.

  • Ridgely's Radar says:

    Yum! There's nothing better than tomato soup and grilled cheese on a cold day!

  • Mikey Rox says:

    I’ve never had tomato soup before so I decided to try it using this recipe. I’m so glad I did. This soup is amazing! Absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to share it. Thanks!

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