Creamy Tomato Soup I

As it gets colder and colder, I find myself wanting soup more and more often.  My favorite (well, my two favorite) soups are potato and creamy tomato.  I’ve never made creamy tomato soup on my own, unless you count adding heavy cream to a saucepan full of canned Campbell’s tomato soup.  And I don’t count that.  I had pinned several different recipes for creamy tomato soup on Pinterest, but I ended up making up my own recipe because I needed to use ingredients I already had in my pantry.  While this wasn’t my favorite creamy tomato I’ve ever had, it was still very enjoyable and hearty.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup dried basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar (not pictured below)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Dice up your onion.  I ended up not using the whole onion, mostly because neither Mister Spice nor I are onion fans.

Coat a medium or large sauce pan with olive oil, then cook onions until tender.

Add minced garlic, tomatoes, broth, sugar, and basil.

Stir well, then cover and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Then, remove lid and add half and half.

Next, blend to desired consistency.  If you don’t have an immersion blender, GET ONE! But for today’s purposes, you can remove portions of the soup in batches and blend in a blender.  I used my immersion blender and had lots of fun!

Serve with a bit of mozzarella cheese and saltines, or whatever it may be that you like to top your tomato soup with!


I give this recipe 4 out of 5 herbs, merely because it isn’t as perfect as I had wanted it to be; however, it was Mister Spice-approved and very filling!  Good for your next snow day.

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3 comments on “Creamy Tomato Soup I

  1. You have an immersion blender… I’m so jealous!! 🙂

    So, I love this recipe! I only eat tomato soup from a can (sigh). Actually, I don’t even eat it, I only dip my grilled cheese in it. Probably

  2. Yikes, my computer freaked out and sent that comment before I was done! 🙂

    Anyway, I was saying I probably don’t like it just because it comes from a can… but I’m pretty sure I’d love this!! 🙂

    • Immersion blenders are SOO fun and I know mine will come in handy when making potato soup later this winter. And yes, this soup is much better than what we can find in a can 🙂

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