Classic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup



Classic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a timeless classic that warms the soul with its rich flavors and comforting aroma. This recipe combines the freshness of ripe tomatoes with the earthiness of basil leaves, all brought together in a velvety, creamy base. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or an elegant appetizer for a special occasion, this soup has you covered.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté until translucent.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic, stirring constantly until it forms a roux.
  4. Slowly whisk in the vegetable broth and heavy cream, ensuring there are no lumps.
  5. Stir in the diced tomatoes and fresh basil, and let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes until it thickens.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Classic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for any season. Its luscious blend of ripe tomatoes and aromatic basil will leave your taste buds craving for more. Serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a slice of crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Nutrition: Calories 320, Fat 24g, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 5g

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a timeless classic that warms the soul with its rich flavors and comforting aroma. This recipe combines the freshness of ripe tomatoes with the earthiness of basil leaves, all brought together in a velvety, creamy base. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or an elegant appetizer for a special occasion, this soup has you covered. Make it today and savor the goodness of homemade tomato soup at its finest.

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