Tomato-Basil Soup

  • flygirl516 Posted: 03/04/12
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    I don't usually like the flavor from canned tomatoes, but I loved this soup! Very quick and easy, especially with an immersion blender. Made it with grilled cheese instead of toasting bread. Delicious!

  • julesds Posted: 02/16/12
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    perfect recipe for tomato soup. i am going to try it tonight with tomatoes that are not roasted as some of the people in my house are not into the "smokey" flavor it adds.

  • icancookthat Posted: 02/21/12
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    This soup manages to seem light and creamy at the same time. The basil flavor is so nice in it too! I left mine slightly chunky to give the bread something to grab on to. To see my post and step by step photos of the recipe, check out my post at http://www.icancookthat.org/2012/02/tomato-basil-soup.html

  • bookbabe Posted: 03/20/12
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    Good soup but I felt like something was missing. I think I didn't add enough basil. I might add some tomato paste as well. Using the hand blender made it easy to do! All in all a good recipe.

  • Monica3 Posted: 03/01/12
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    Super delicious! And it comes together fast using a hand blender. From start to table, it must have taken me 20 minutes. I used about an extra 1/4 cup of basil. I also bought regular diced tomatoes instead of fire-roasted, and the recipe was still delicious.

  • JillyBurke Posted: 03/02/12
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    Delicious and comforting on a winter's night. I also used the hand blender which made things much easier.

  • daneanp Posted: 02/20/12
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    This was pretty good but I didn't blend it well enough because I tried using a FP vs blender. Next time, I'll go with the blender. Both DH and DD asked if there was bacon in the soup; this was probably the fire roasted tomatoes. It had a good flavor and it seemed creamy enough. I'll make it again, it was very easy and would also make a good base for adding other things to - shrimp would be great!

  • moosehick5989 Posted: 04/02/12
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    I thought this soup came out amazing! Super creamy, flavorful, & low fat! Perfect with a small panini for lunch!

  • lrose17 Posted: 02/21/12
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    Loved it! It was so easy and quick to make with just the right amount of everything. A great weeknight meal.

  • jladybug671 Posted: 02/21/12
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    I plan to make this soon. I probably will use evaporated milk since I don't think I have cream cheese on hand and add butternut squash. I couldn't find fire roasted tomatoes, so Italian stewed will have to do. I do have French bread with roasted garlic and other herbs to go with it. Maybe use in a grilled cheese?

  • kaxel1075 Posted: 03/09/12
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    This was great!! I am a huge tomato soup fan, and this is one I will make over and over again.

  • nottymotty Posted: 01/01/13
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    Don't usually like tomato soups but the hubby does, so I made this for him. This one was REALLY good! I can't wait to have the leftovers with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch tomorrow.

  • trbdjb Posted: 11/12/12
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    Really great for a cold day. Very filling

  • grammyrose2 Posted: 12/15/12
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    Way to much garlic for my taste.

  • Mary1941 Posted: 01/29/13
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    In reading these posts I had to double check to make sure we were talking about the same soup recipe. I clipped my from Cooking Light magazine which did not list the last four ingredients but they really had no bearing on the overall results of this soup. I made it exactly according to the printed instructions, except I chopped my onions. A waste of time and ingredients. A huge disappointment. The soup had a curdled texture, the fresh basil added nothing to the overall flavor which we thought was way off anyway. It makes a large batch but I ended up dumping all of it. We each tried about 1/2 cup to see if we could determine what was missing with no luck.

  • avivaleah Posted: 10/18/12
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    I made the soup, not the bread. This was a good, solid, and easy soup to make. I used less oil, an extra clove of garlic, 1/4 cup dry basil since didn't have fresh, an extra 1/4 tsp. salt. Also, I used 1/2 cup whole milk and 1 1/2 cups skim milk. An immersion blender saves a lot of time and mess for the blending part.

  • Phillygirl2 Posted: 02/10/13
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    Delicious! Left off the bread to bring calorie count down to 228. Perfect with a side salad for lunch.

  • juliekrueger Posted: 01/21/13
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    This was a simple recipe to make but I found it lacking in flavor. I added a can of tomato paste, more salt and pinch of crushed red pepper. This made all the difference and everyone loved it!

  • KCSeattle Posted: 10/08/13
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    Really good and very filling. I paired this with caramelized sweet onion and gruyere grilled cheese sandwiches. Very easy.

  • AndreaGarza Posted: 08/06/13
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    Served this up for a quick lunch today for myself, my 12 and 14 yr old sons, my husband, and a friend. ... Everyone ate it up. I made minor changes that probably will change the overall taste though .. I did not have fire roasted tomatoes so I just used regular diced tomatoes (canned) and added a small can of tomato sauce that already had italian spices in it. I used 2% milk because that is what I had, used dried crushed basil seasoning, I used that pre crushed/diced jarred garlic. I used a whisk at the end to get the little bits of cream cheese clumps that stayed after blending. I served it with a slice of toasted bread with butter and powdered garlic. I'd make it again in a heartbeat. Simple, and tasty. I think this would also work with only 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of chicken broth if you want to cut back on the calories. Probably you could cut back the cream cheese by half too to lose some more calories but still keep the "taste" and creaminess.

  • MaryEliz Posted: 01/28/14
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    I can't believe all of the 5 star ratings for this soup. Yes, it was fine, but nothing to stop the presses over. A five-star dish is something I would be served in a good restaurant. This is not that dish. I made it exactly as written and found it to be a bit heavy on the basil and over all tasted like canned tomatoes. It was ok, not awful, but not any where in the league of food to be served at a special affair.

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