Creamy, Tomato, Basil Soup

So last week and the week before I have been sick. Not sure what I had?  Went to the doc and he seemed to think it was just allergies…But yeah think it went from a little cold to losing my voice,  so I was a week without a voice. Me? No voice….WHY? I LOVE to talk. So that was interesting. So along with no voice I had a nice sore throat as well and so soup sounded so good to me, so I decided to make homemade tomato soup…another recipe I just went with it and made it as I went…

So this is what I used for my soup, plus I added more stuff that is not in the picture…

I chose these ingredients because I pretty much had most of them already and had to get just a few things at the store…I was trying to make it simple yet delicious!

So you will need:
Olive oil
one yellow onion, chopped
Tomato Bouillon
3 carrots peeled and chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 – 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes
Chicken stock, 2 cups
Garlic salt
Red pepper flakes
tomato paste
dried parsley flakes, to taste
fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

So grab a dutch oven and preheat your burner to medium high heat and coat the bottom of the dutch oven with olive oil

then add in the chopped onions and saute until they are nice and soft and translucent about 10 minutes

so then I had some Tomato bouillon and thought I’d add some of that. Had it why not ya know? (and it’s tomato)

add about a Tablespoon


Mix in with onions. Once the onions are cooked and translucent add in the chopped carrots

Mix in and add in salt and pepper to taste

add in the minced garlic

cook for about a minute. Then add in 3- 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes




Then add in A little more salt and pepper to taste

then add in chicken stock and some Garlic salt and red pepper flakes to taste

then add in can of tomato paste

then get a handy-dandy, hand blender or pour into a regular blender and blend until everything is nice and smooth

then add in some dried parsley flakes to taste

and blend into soup.

Then season with a little more pepper and garlic salt (I wanted mine to taste garlicy)

I also added in about 1/2 cup of heavy cream and I blended it in, cause it helps to make the soup smooth and creamy and Delicious.

Then add in some fresh, chopped basil, to taste

and stir that in

and I let mine simmer for about 30 minutes to let everything heat up and mingle together

then serve.

I served mine with a Jamie BLT sandwich (which I will be posting the recipe for you next).



One thought on “Creamy, Tomato, Basil Soup

  1. I have never heard of tomato bouillon! Another thing you’ve taught me! Thanks for your always-so-wonderful inspiration!

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