Tomato-Basil Soup

  • jjfadoosh Posted: 03/09/09
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    Seriously folks? The best tomato soup ever? This is nothing but a bowl of tomato basil pasta sauce. Actually, it would have been delicious as a sauce on angel hair. It needed a creamy or Parmesan element to it. I honestly would rather the good old fashioned Cambells before I ever cook this again.

  • wildfire Posted: 11/16/09
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    This recipe has became a standard in our house so much the ingredients are always in the cupboard. This soup is always a weekly meal at lunch and dinner and never any leftovers. The girls at my G/f work are always asking for it too.

  • DanniNicole Posted: 11/05/08
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    This recipe is not only SO simple it is absolutely delicious and very healthy! Some of the best tomato soup I have ever had and my family loved it! I can't wait to make it again!

  • Buklbny Posted: 10/23/09
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    This was a great recipe, but I followed some of the suggestions of the other reviewers. I made the following changes: cut the 3 cups of broth down to one cup of chicken broth and one cup of 1% milk, added the two cans of diced tomatoes (I used the fire-roasted variety) before the puree, and the last can after to make the soup a bit chunky, and added about 1/3 t. of cayenne pepper. This made the soup WONDERFUL - I don't think I would have liked the original recipe as well - thanks to all the reviewers for their brilliant suggestions!

  • SarahGaeta Posted: 10/22/10
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    Very tasty, easy to make. I substituted 1 cup of Half/Half for 1 cup of the broth to make it a bit creamy. Even my 5 year old had seconds!

  • EllenDeller Posted: 03/14/09
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    Delicious with these changes: used only 2 cans broth and 2 cans tomato. Added black peppercorns, and at the end, scallions, and parsely. Thickened with 2 tsp. cornstarch mixed in 2 TB dry vermouth. Served with a Kashi mediterranean pizza for a great quick dinner.

  • Daniellelee Posted: 02/07/11
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    Easy and tasty. Only thing I changed: adding a little whipping cream at the end. Great with grilled ham and cheese.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 10/22/09
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    I found this recipe to be bland in flavor and unpleasant in texture. It may work better served cold as a gazpacho if you like that sort of thing but I definitely would not recommend as a hot soup. I ended up throwing most of this away.

  • kimlunte Posted: 02/19/10
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    Very easy to make, but not much flavor.

  • angela8beth Posted: 04/18/10
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    Good base recipe. I sauteed a chopped onion along with the garlic before adding the tomatoes and broth. For the tomatoes, I used a 28 oz can of Muir Glen Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (the BEST canned tomatoes out there), and a 28 oz can of tomato sauce. Turned out great.

  • Scrupples Posted: 10/17/10
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    My granddaughter made this and said it was too "basily". Two cups sounds like a lot to me also. Does all of the two cups go into the making of this soup? She said she wouldn't make it again.

  • viburnum Posted: 11/07/10
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    This recipe was a good start. My only complaint is that made as is, it's extremely bland. I added a bunch of spices and some sugar to make it palatable for my husband and I, but after these additions, it was a tasty soup.

  • mindianna Posted: 12/23/10
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    I recently purchased the Cooking Light Dinner Tonight cookbook and this is the first recipe I tried. It was definitely a hit :D Cheese Toast was lovely as a side as well. If you've never made Boursin Cheese the following recipe is simple and tasty: 2 sticks of butter 16oz cream cheese 1/4 tsp basil 1/4 tsp marjoram 1/4 tsp dill 1/4 tsp thyme Melt butter and cheese and combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and chill in the fridge for 12 hours.

  • autumn8674 Posted: 09/16/11
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    Have made this many time and absolutely love it.

  • CookCrazy411 Posted: 10/01/11
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    Very simple to make and very good. After reading the reviews, I made a couple of changes that made a big difference. In place of the 3 cans of tomatoes, I used 2 cans of fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic and one can of diced tomatoes with red pepper. I only used 1cup basil. I served it with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches on crusty Italian bread. My husband and I loved this soup.

  • crysmys Posted: 10/13/11
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    More of a bisque than a soup.. but very good. Will reduce the basil next time -- there WILL be a next time. Served with CL's Turkey and Cheese Panini. A delicious dinner.

  • ThomasDJ Posted: 11/22/11
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    I loved it. It was fast and easy and best of all delicious!

  • Sekgrewal Posted: 04/01/12
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    Easy, fast and yummy. Used 28oz San marzano tomatoes and 1.5 cup low sodium veg broth. Added red chili flakes. A bit salty as tomatoes had salt, though I didn't add extra. Would add less broth to make a bit thicker next time.

  • CynOMara Posted: 01/05/14
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    I'm surprized by what some have said about this Super Easy and Delish recipe. My husband and daughter complain I never make it enough. Full of flavor and so quick and light.

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