Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a classic comfort dish, known for its velvety texture and vibrant flavor. This soup combines the tangy sweetness of tomatoes with the aromatic freshness of basil, all enriched with a touch of cream. It’s perfect for a cozy lunch or as a starter for an elegant dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance acidity)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it’s soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and vegetable broth. Stir well to combine.
  4. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Stir in the chopped basil, sugar (if using), salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pot from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a regular blender, blending the soup in batches.
  7. Return the pot to low heat and stir in the heavy cream. Warm the soup through, but do not let it boil.
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with extra basil and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a delightful dish that brings comfort and warmth to any meal. The combination of ripe tomatoes and fresh basil creates a taste that is both refreshing and indulgent. Enjoy this delicious soup with a side of crusty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich for a truly satisfying experience.

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