Friday, November 11, 2011

Tomato Basil soup-Crowd Size

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.

 6 cloves garlic(or 3 tsp jared minced garlic)
Olive Oil
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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  1. This looks so good. I love tomato soup.

  2. Yum! Tomato basil soup is my favorite!

  3. Yummy- I love Tomato Basil Soup but don't have a good recipe yet- thanks for posting.

    Just to let you know I featured this recipe on my blog today-

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  6. this looks so nice. will have to try it

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    Hope to see you there again tomorrow

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