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Easy and Tasty Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Easy and Tasty Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Course Soup
Cuisine international
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 300kcal


  • 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can of stewed tomatoes
  • 2 tbls tomato paste 1 10 oz can of chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 onion, chopped


  • Place the basil leaves and the Parmesan cheese and stewed tomatoes into a blender. Puree on high (30 seconds) or until the basil shows as specks in the soup. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in 3qt pot. Add onions, garlic and oregano and saute for 3 or 4 minutes. Don't let the garlic burn. Add basil, tomato paste and tomato mixture and chicken broth to pot. Bring to a slow simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over the soup and some chopped basil. This soup is great with some nice garlic bread. Easily made with a French baguette split down the middle, buttered, sprinkled with garlic powder and topped with Parmesan cheese, then under the broiler for about 3 or 4 minutes. Voila!