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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Savory. rich tomato with fresh sweet basil and a hint of cream.  Tomato basil soup is the easiest way to warm up during the cold months!


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 10-15 basil leaves, about 1/4 cup packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • optional 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat until it shimmers.  Sauté the onion for about 1 minute before adding the chopped garlic.  Cook while stirring frequently until the onions are translucent, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Deglaze the pan with white wine – watch out for steam – and add tomato sauce, chicken stock and heavy cream.  Season the soup with salt and pepper.  For a hint of heat, add 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.  Stir in the basil leaves.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil over medium high heat.  Once a slow boil is reached, about 10 minutes, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup using either a hand blender or by carefully transferring to a blender capable of blending hot liquids.
  5. Serve immediately with a classic grilled cheese, crusty bread or garlic knots.  Soup will stay fresh refrigerated for 1 week.

Keywords: quick soups, easy soup recipes, comfort food, creamy soups, tomato soup

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