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Tomato Basil Soup

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In this super simple Tomato Basil Soup; onion, garlic and fire-roasted tomatoes are blended with fresh basil, thyme and broth for a deliciously classic and cozy soup. Serve ladles of piping hot soup in bowls with freshly grated parmesan on top and with a few crackers on the side. Yum!
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, fire roasted tomatoes, homemade, soup, Tomato
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 10 servings
Calories 73
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans fire roasted tomatoes with their liquids
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large dutch oven on medium to medium-low heat.
  • Add in the onion, cover and cook until soft and translucent. About 5 to 8 minutes. Then add in the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Next add in the tomato paste, sugar, red pepper flakes, tomatoes (and their liquids) and add a little water to each can and swirl it around to gather up any tomato-goodness that has clung to the inside.Then add in the basil and broth. Use a wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes, stir, cover and simmer on medium heat for 35 minutes, stirring every so often.
  • Use an immersion blender and puree the soup right in the pot until smooth. Taste and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg