Tomato Basil Soup

J. White Harris


I found a note in a recipe file that said, “Try Tomato Basil Soup with a couple cans of Tomato Soup, Basil, and Buttermilk.” I like buttermilk and I like tomato soup. Starting from that I put together this recipe. It turned out very good. It was a hit at my house.

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4 to 6
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 medium
onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 can(s)
tomato soup (10 3/4 oz.) , undiluted
1 large
can tomatoes (about 28 oz.)
2-1/2 c
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil
fresh ground pepper, to taste
shredded fresh basil for garnish

How to Make Tomato Basil Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  • 2Add tomato soup, canned tomatoes, buttermilk, chopped basil, and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 8 minutes.
  • 3While heating use an immersion blender to puree soup.
  • 4Serve garnished with fresh shredded basil. This goes good with crusty garlic bread.

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About Tomato Basil Soup

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy