Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

SURPRISE — another soup! No, no, no. I meant…SURPRISE! Another amazing soup!

The other night I had a craving for tomato soup. And not the kind in a can. I really wanted a bowl from Panera but also didn’t feel like getting out of my pajamas to go get it…with two kids. So instead I did a quick Pinterest search, put a call in to the hubs for a grocery pick up and within 15 minutes of him arriving home we had the most amazing tomato soup…for the next few days! I didn’t invent it — just copied it from a Pinterest recipe and had to re-share!  

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

From The Pinning Mama


1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 14 oz can chicken broth {or 2 cups}
2 Tbsp sugar
⅓ cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
15-20 Basil leaves, chopped


In a large pot combine the tomatoes, broth and garlic. Bring to a boil and let boil for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sugar and butter and mix until they are dissolved, melted and well combined. Very slowly (!!!!!) pour in the heavy cream while simultaneously stirring until all the cream is combined and the soup is creamy. Stir in the basil. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese!




  1. Rachel Emily
    December 14, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I was just thinking yesterday that probably 75% of the soups I have ever made have come from your blog, lol! This looks like another winner! Love me some tomato soup!!

  2. Monica
    December 14, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Yum! I will have to try this soon! I also really want to try your baked potato soup, that sounds delicious! If you ever have just a teeny bit more time (still like 30 minutes total though 🙂 and want a tomato soup that is amazingly rich w/o any heavy cream in the ingredients – so super healthy! – this is my absolute favorite –

  3. Queen In Between
    December 14, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Oh heavens….looks amazing!

  4. Unknown
    December 14, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Definitely going to try out this recipe. I recently visited North Carolina and i'm sure a recipe from someone local to the carolinas will not disappoint.

  5. Alyx
    December 14, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    ooooh my goodness this looks AMAZING. Today is a soup kind of day, too! I might just have to make this for dinner tonight!

  6. Ranie
    December 17, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Looks Delish. Will definitely try out this recipe

  7. Meghan
    December 18, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Could you post the recipe for the chili pork tenderloin that you posted on the Instagram story?

  8. Sara Elizabeth
    December 27, 2016 / 12:39 am

    I totally need to make this!! I've been craving this lately, but I prefer the fresh stuff… and this promises not to disappoint!

  9. Ericka
    December 27, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Yum! Definitely trying this. I love tomato soup but can never find a good recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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