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20-MINUTE CREAMY TOMATO BASIL SOUP is a classic comfort food and the is best tomato soup, thanks to 2 secret ingredients.
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20-Minute Creamy Tomato & Basil Soup

This delicious 20-Minute Creamy Tomato & Basil Soup is classic comfort food with 2 special ingredients. This truly is the best ever tomato soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion or shallots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 14 ounces whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or half-n-half
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil julienned
  • parmesan cheese


  • In a medium to large saucepan add olive oil over medium heat, sauté garlic and shallots for 3 minutes or until shallots are translucent. Stir in the crushed tomatoes.
  • Add in the whole tomatoes one at a time, breaking them up by squeezing them as you put them into the pan, make sure to stir in the juice from the cans as well.
  • Stir in chicken stock, salt, pepper, and sugar until combined then allow it to cook over medium for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once it has cooked for 10 minutes reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream and chopped basil. Simmer for a few minutes, then serve.
  • Optional toppings like parmesan cheese, grilled cheese, toasted bread, and chopped basil make great additions.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 99mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg