Recipe by lainalee
"This tastes just like the tomato basil soup they serve at Applebee's®. The hubs loved it so that's saying something! I always add a pinch of sugar to tomato-based sauce, but I'm not sure that it needed it. Served it with baked fries with seasoned salt and grilled gouda cheese sandwiches on thick crusty bread, panini-style."
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clove garlic, minced
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed tomato soup
bottled marinara sauce
1/2 (10.75 ounce) can
chopped fresh oregano, or to taste
ground black pepper
chopped fresh basil, or more to taste
Italian-style seasoned croutons, or as needed
grated Parmesan cheese
I’ve never had tomato basil soup at Applebee’s, but I can only hope that it’s as good as this. The fresh herbs and marinara add layers of flavor, and the croutons (mine were garlic & butter) and freshly-grated parmesan are the perfect topping. This soup has the bold and rich flavor that you get with homemade tomato soup when tomatoes are at their peak. Do allow it to simmer the 15 mins listed in the directions, as the flavors do intensify. Trust me, nobody will ever know that this soup wasn’t made from scratch (no need to tell them, either) because it doesn’t taste like you started with a can of tomato soup. Honestly, the quality of this soup surprised me. Thanks lainalee for sharing your recipe, this was a very nice lunch today.
Yummy just as written, VERY close to Applebee's! I added a splash of heavy cream because, well, what can't be made better by adding heavy cream!?!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's(R))
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 229
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