Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
Although soup can be eaten year-round, my favorite time to enjoy a big bowl of steaming soup is during the winter months. Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Heavy Cream come together to make this soup a true comfort food and a wonderful dinner option to warm your bones when the weather is cold.
As soon as the crisp fall days arrive, I begin to think about all of the different soups to make and eat. Among my favorites is this Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup.
My sister, Anna, introduced me to this delicious soup one weekend. She was home for a visit and whipped this up one evening for dinner. Wow, is all I can say! This soup was so simply delightful and filling. It satisfied everyone completely.
This soup works great with fresh or canned tomatoes. It isn’t easy to find good tomatoes that have a flavorful taste during the fall and winter months. I tend to turn to either my homemade canned tomatoes or store-bought canned tomatoes. All of these options have worked well for my sister and me.
Ingredients for Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
Freshly chopped Basil leaves
salt and pepper
How to Make Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
Saute onion and garlic in 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, Basil, salt, and pepper.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
At this point, add an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
Add heavy cream and stir well. Heat thoroughly. Serve.
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What to Serve with Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
We paired this soup with a Grilled Cheese sandwich, and it was the perfect side and made the most enjoyable comfort food. You might also decide to serve a side salad or some crusty French bread.
Tips for Making Creamy Tomato Soup
Canned or Fresh Tomatoes will work for this soup, and both will be delicious.
Use fresh Basil. This really makes a difference. Using the fresh Basil gives this soup a fresh from the garden taste even if you use canned tomatoes.
If you like chunky soup, only blend with the immersion blender a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
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Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic finely diced
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 48 ounces chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 16 ounces heavy cream
- Saute onion and garlic in 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
- Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, basil, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- At this point, add an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
- Add heavy cream and stir well. Heat thoroughly. Serve.