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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

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


  1. Heat 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.
  2. Add tomato soup, canned tomatoes, buttermilk, chopped basil, and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 8 minutes.
  3. While heating use an immersion blender to puree soup.
  4. Serve garnished with fresh shredded basil. This goes good with crusty garlic bread.

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About Tomato Basil Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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