Reviewers either loved this or hated it, so I was a bit hesitant to try it since I tend to be someone who doesn't like "cheap-out-of-the-can" flavor. I'm so glad I did. While I thought it was okay for a quick soup, my guests all loved it. I tripled the recipe and only used half the amount of tomatoes called for. (I used the petite diced tomatoes.) I also used basil paste (in the produce section) in the soup itself and chopped fresh basil for a garnish (along with fresh parmesan and freshly ground pepper).
This was one of the easiest and best received menu items at my ladies luncheon. I also made for my parents and they loved too!
Not bad. I suggest draining the diced tomatoes and using less than the recommended amount. The juice from it soured the flavor a little bit. I feel like this recipe has potential. homemade, cheesy croutons would be a great addition.
I served this at a luncheon. It was easy to prepare, well received and delicious.
Wonderful and followed recipe !
This soup was so quick and easy to make! It was super tasty and was great with grilled sandwiches. Would definitely make again, especially for a hassle free weeknight meal. Made exactly as recipe stated.
I tend to go back to this recipe. Simple, easy and a delicious tomato soup. Doesn't taste like canned to me. Fresh basil is a must.
It's fine I guess. Perhaps if you have a fondness for that cheap-out-of-the-can flavor you enjoyed as a child. I don't, so I will not be making this one again. Check out Ina Garten's Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup if you're looking for an actually good tomato soup recipe. You get what you pay for.
I love tomato bisque! This was so easy, too. I used half and half instead of buttermilk and dried basil from my mom's garden. Also drizzled a little balsamic reduction before I served with crusty bread and olive oil for dipping.