Tomato soup is such a comfort food for me! I’m in love with it, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Just imagine being snuggled up next to a bowl of freshly made, homemade, hot, tomato soup with some warm sourdough bread while there is a chill in the air. Who wouldn’t enjoy that? It’s creamy, cheesy, and perfectly tomatoe-y, if that’s even a word! Top it with lots of basil…mmm…mmm…my favorite!
With the perfect balance of ingredients, it makes for a completely irresistible bite. Every single time! Also, being made with only a few ingredients and how quick it can be made, you’ll want to pass on buying the canned soup. This tastes a million times better! The soup itself is one hundred percent delicious, but I occasionally like to make breaded chicken, or a grilled ham and cheese to go along with this meal. I like to dip both in the soup just like you would bread. I just love it, everything about it!
Tomato soup became one of my favorite meals while I was living in Napa, CA. My husband and I went out and experienced a lot of different restaurants. That is what Napa is all about – the best foods and wines around. However, we went to a restaurant called Bistro Jeanty that is relatively famous for it’s Tomato Soup. I remember it being nothing short of amazing. It was served with a dome of puff pastry on top. If I could have eaten it every day I most certainly would have!
But because I couldn’t, I told my husband he had to make it! He did go to culinary school, after all, and does most, if not all, of the cooking in our house. He took on my Tomato Soup challenge and made it even better than I could have imagined! It was just as good, if not better, than Bistro Jeanty. If you like Tomato Soup – you’ll love this recipe! You must give it a try.
My husband made it just last week and my girls could not get enough. I wasn’t sure how they would like it, but they tasted it and fell head over heels in love. Dipping the bread was a huge highlight. Tearing it apart and dipping each little piece was so much fun for them. So much so, that they ate the leftovers for lunch the next day and dinner.
Putting it Together
It is a pretty easy recipe that consists of tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and some salt and pepper. That’s it!
Start by opening the cans of tomato sauce and pour into a fairly large pot.
Garlic is then added next. My husband purees it into the tomato sauce with a stick blender, however, feel free to use a food processor or just chop it up super fine.
Next chop up the basil. I like the texture it offers when it is chopped pretty course, but feel free to chop it as large or as small as you would like.
The basil is then added to the tomato sauce with the parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, olive oil and heavy cream. All the while, it is heating up over medium heat. Continue to simmer on medium-low heat for another 10-15 minutes to meld all the flavors together and heat through thoroughly.
Then… serve it hot with your favorite bread! You’ll see just how amazing it is and will want to add it to your recipe book.
- 4 15 Ounce Cans Tomato Sauce You can also use 2 - 28 Ounce Cans too
- 1 Quart Heavy Cream
- 1 Small Package Basil
- 5 Each Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
- 1 1/2 Cups Parmesan Cheese Finely Grated
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- To Taste Salt
- To Taste Pepper
Open and add cans of Tomato Sauce into a pot
Chop Basil and place into pot
Chop Garlic super fine and place into pot
Add Parmesan Cheese
Add the quart of Heavy Cream
Add Olive Oil
Add Salt and Pepper to taste
Stir all together and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes
Serve hot with your favorite bread
Happiness is hot soup on a cold day
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