My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's®) Recipe -
My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's(R)) Recipe
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My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's®)

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic in hot oil until tender and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir
  2. Stir condensed tomato soup and marinara sauce into garlic; slowly add water. Mix oregano and black pepper into soup; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until flavors blend, about 15 minutes. Stir basil into soup. Ladle into bowls and top with croutons and Parmesan cheese.
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Aug 15, 2014

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.

Dec 14, 2014

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!?!


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 1090 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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