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Cream of Tomato Basil Soup

Cream of Tomato Basil Soup recipe

Blending the ingredients before they become hot makes cooking tomato soup from scratch in 20 minutes, even easier.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups College Inn® Chicken Broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) Del Monte® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • Croutons, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and stir until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Blend tomatoes and cooked onion in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Return to saucepan.
  3. Add broth, tomato sauce and basil. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cream.
  5. Add sugar to taste, if desired. Heat over low heat about 1 minute, or until hot. DO NOT BOIL.
  6. Serve with basil and garlic croutons, if desired.

Serves 6 | Prep Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 10 min.

Reprinted with permission from Del Monte.


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