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Rachel's Tomato Basil Soup


"Fresh basil is the key to this delicious and creamy tomato soup. Serve with homemade French bread for a special treat!"
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40 m servings 262 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 669 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted. Serve immediately.

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I was skeptical to try this, as my brain told me good, homemade soup takes hours. I made a couple of substitutions to work with what I had on hand--my homemade tomatoes put up from my garden, a...

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I'm rating this based on the original recipe, but will tell you how to make it a 4 star. Day one we found this soup to be bland, boring and uninspiring. Day two it had a more intense flavor, b...

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I was skeptical to try this, as my brain told me good, homemade soup takes hours. I made a couple of substitutions to work with what I had on hand--my homemade tomatoes put up from my garden, a...

I didn't want a creamy soup - just a tomato basil soup so I started out knowing I wasn't going to be putting the butter or cream in.... I used a 14.5 oz. can of crushed tomatoes and a 14.5 oz. ...

I work at a small cafe and needed a Tomato Basil Soup recipe for a bridal shower for 40. This worked out to be the best since fresh tomatoes were out of the budget. I have recieved SO many com...

This soup was pretty good, but I felt it did need some seasoning. I added about a tsp of sugar, lots of salt and pepper, some garlic powder and a pinch of curry powder. I actually liked the so...

Wow! This was so delicious! Even my husband, who normally can give or take tomato soup, said this was great and he liked that it was thicker than the average bowl of Campbell's- and much tasti...

I just opened a european deli end I was looking for for a tomato basil soup,this was the biggest hit(for soups),I sold it out on my first day.I added also 1 Tbsp of brown sugar.Thank you for thi... boyfriend and I are huge fans of tomato soup, and were looking to try our hands at making some of our own instead of relying on Campbell's, so my stepmom recommended this site to me. I...

Very good and so easy. I would recommend thickening a bit but that's only because I like my soups with a bit more structure. I also added two large crushed cloves of garlic and fat-free half an...

I would probably go ahead and give this one 5 stars if I'd have followed the directions. So the less than perfect rating is actually my own fault. But don't get me wrong, it was still very good....