A few weeks ago my hubby and I went out to dinner. He ordered tomato-basil soup. As usual, I asked for a bite, and then was immediately sorry, that I hadn't ordered it too.
My family was coming to dinner a few nights later, and I wanted to make something yummy. I combined a few different recipes and did some multiplication to make it crowd-size. This would be perfect for any big family gatherings.
1 #10 can tomatoes
1 tsp sea salt
4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tb chopped fresh basil (or 3 tsp dried)
6 tsp better than bouillon
2 cups H2O
Brown the garlic in olive oil. Add everything else, but the cream. Simmer 20 minutes. Add cream to finish. Garnish with fresh basil.
Easy Peasy and so yummy. I was worried it wouldn't go over w/ the kids-but it was a hit. They all emptied their bowls and went back for seconds-that never happens.
Tips: If you want it smooth-stick it in the blender before serving.
You can substitute milk or fat-free scour cream for the heavy cream.
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