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Pair this easy Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with a classic grilled cheese sandwich, and you can enjoy the ultimate comfort meal without a lot of work!


Soup season is here again — yea! Well actually, it’s just beginning, but I’m still excited about it. I really love soup, and honestly, there’s nothing more comforting than diving into a steaming bowl of soup when it’s cold outside.

So the other day, I was kind of stumped about what to make for dinner. We had been having a lot of chicken lately, and the kids were starting to rebel. And, I couldn’t find any other meat on sale.

It had been raining all day, so it seemed like the perfect time to make a pot of tomato soup and a few grilled cheese sandwiches to go with it. I’m not a huge fan of grilled cheese, but the kids and the Hubs are. And it goes really well with tomato soup, especially homemade creamy tomato basil soup!


I grew up on the canned version, but it’s so easy to make your own. I have a recipe for regular tomato soup, but I wanted something a little different and even easier.

This recipe for creamy tomato soup uses jarred spices, so there’s no chopping, dicing or anything else required. You just open a can of crushed tomatoes, add some chicken stock, spices, dried basil, cream and a touch of lemon, and you’re good to go.

When the soup is done, you make the sandwiches, and dinner is served! I like to add some shredded Parmesan cheese, and the kids love adding small crackers over the soup.

It’s fresh, tangy, creamy and just plain good eats!


How to Make Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

4.67 from 3 votes

Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

By: Dee
Creamy homemade tomato basil soup you can make in a few minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 28- oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
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  • In a large pot, add the tomatoes, chicken stock, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil, and cook over medium heat until warm
  • Stir in the basil and lemon juice, cover, and cook until hot and almost bubbling
  • Reduce heat to medium low, stir in the cream, and cook until warm
  • Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desires, and serve immediately


Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 601mg, Potassium: 519mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 595IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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You can serve this creamy tomato basil soup as is, or you can use an immersion blender or regular blender to give it a smoother consistency. I don’t mind having bits of crushed tomatoes in my soup, but the kids like theirs to be as smooth as possible. So, I’ve made it both ways, and both are equally delicious!

This soup is perfect for easy weeknight dinners or a simple weekend lunch. My family loved it, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Happy cooking!



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  1. Anne says:

    This is the best tomato soup I’ve ever made! I like throwing in some green chiles for a slight kick!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That sounds like a nice addition!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    I just pinned your fabulous Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, it is one of my favorite soups, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  3. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says:

    Tomato basil soup is my favorite! This looks so delicious and easy too!

    1. Dee says:

      It’s super easy, or should I say souper easy? 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Hi Dee!
    This is my favorite soup of all times!
    I think your grilled cheese looks quite tasty too!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Michelle! The grilled cheese is perfect with the soup. 🙂