Basil Tomato Soup

Basil Tomato Soup

"'After bringing this six-ingredient soup to a teachers' function, I had so many requests for the recipe that it was published in the school newsletter,' relates Sarah Perkins of Southlake, Texas. 'I serve the rich soup in mugs with a Caesar salad and crusty bread.'"
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  1. In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted.

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This is a delicious recipe - if you tweak it a bit! I originally made it exactly as it was but it had too much butter and I didn't like the sweet taste. So, I used 2 cans of tomatoes, 16oz of ...

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Usually the reviews are spot-on on this site, but I'm surprised this recipe got such rave reviews. I made it exactly as specified and ended up with a bland, chunky, watery mess of a soup. I ...

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This is a delicious recipe - if you tweak it a bit! I originally made it exactly as it was but it had too much butter and I didn't like the sweet taste. So, I used 2 cans of tomatoes, 16oz of ...

This is so good! I used half and half instead of cream and 3 T of butter after reading the other reviews, still delicious. Great recipe and so easy. UPDATE: If I don't have half and half I u...

I was completely stunned at how stupid easy and stupid good this turned out to be. I figured only 1 tsp. of sugar wouldn't be enough to cut the acidity of the tomato, so i put a total of 3 tsp. ...

This is a very good base recipe but I found it to be too bland so these are the changes I made: Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Mince a medium sized onion and saute it for a few m...

My husband and I both thought this was fantastic, and honestly better than our favorite soup joint. I wasn't a huge fan of all the fat though, so I used less than half of the butter it called fo...

Deliciously rich and flavorful. Because I used my own crushed tomatoes put up from my garden, there was no need to use any sugar. I also used homemade chicken broth. Creamy and fresh tasting, ...

Who knew such a simple recipe could be sooo good? Yum. I cut the butter by 2 TB (6 TB instead of 8) and used 1/2 c milk and 1/2 c cream instead of all cream. This was fabulous. Tastes like t...

This was great and we'll definitely be making it again. I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried and used half n half instead of cream. Delish!

Very good! I substituted milk for the cream and it was still very delicious and satisfying.

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