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.

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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

 onion
garlic 
olive oil
 diced tomatoes
 chicken broth
 Freshly chopped Basil leaves
 salt and pepper
 heavy cream

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.

For other soups to try during the cold months, check out these delicious options for dinner.
Loaded Potato Soup
Sausage, Potato, and Corn
Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup
Chicken and Dumplings
Taco Soup

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Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup

Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup

Gina Abernathy
Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Heavy Cream make this Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup a true comfort food to warm your bones during the cold months.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

If you like chunky soup, only blend with the immersion blender a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Keyword Creamy Tomato Soup

4 Comments

  1. Yum! I wish I had canned more tomatoes this year. I love to make soup, and I have an immersion blender, so I’m definitely saving this to try later. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I’ve never made homemade tomato soup before but this recipe looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing – I will definitely be trying this one before too long.

  3. Now that it is getting colder, I will definitely make this soup. I have become a bit lazy when it comes to tomato soup and always got it ready made from Tader Joe’s or Whole Foods. they are good but surely not as good as home made. I had a good crop of tomatoes from my garden this summer/fall and I have many pounds frozen. This is a perfect recipe to use all that garden bounty.

  4. Ohhh my goodness, this sounds AMAZING. I just had a grilled cheese for lunch and this would have been a perfect compliment. I will definitely be making this!

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