Friday, January 31, 2014

Easy Tomato Basil Soup and Homemade Bread Recipe

I posted some pics of this tomato basil soup on Instagram and got a few requests for the recipe, so here it is. :)

It's so easy and good! I personally think it tastes just like the one at La Madeleine. 

Here's what you'll need:

I'll post the full recipe at the bottom of the post.

First, you'll want to puree 3 cans of diced tomatoes in the blender.

Wash about a dozen fresh basil leaves and set aside a cup of tomato juice. (you're going to puree these together later)

Then put the remaining 4 cups tomato juice and pureed tomatoes in 6 qt. stock pot and simmer for 30 minutes over medium to low heat. You can see I also have my butter out to soften.

After it simmers for 30 minutes, you'll want to puree the basil leaves and one cup of tomato juice (that's them in the blender above) and add that mixture to the pot, along with 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and a stick of butter. Then just stir over low heat until butter and cream are incorporated. This makes about 6 bowls. 

homemade bread in two hours

I also made homemade bread to go with our soup. Yum! The recipe can be found HERE. It makes the most wonderful bread in about 2 hours, start to finish. 

homemade bread ready in two hours

This soup is so, so good! 

How much you puree the tomatoes is a personal preference. We like ours pureed a lot. (my kids won't eat it if there's chunky tomatoes in it) 

Just look at the butter melting on that fresh bread! 

easy tomato basil soup recipe

Here's the recipe:

Three (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
Five cups tomato juice
12 Fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
One stick butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Puree tomatoes in blender. Put pureed tomatoes and 4 cups tomato juice in 6 qt. pot. Simmer 30 minutes over medium low heat. After it simmers for 30 min., puree the basil leaves with one cup tomato juice, then add to pot along with cream, butter, and pepper. Stir over low heat until butter and cream are incorporated.



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  1. It looks soooooo yummy....perfect for a day like today :o)
    Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Yum! That looks so good and not too difficult. Your homemade buttered bread looks good too. I'm such a bread person! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Boy-oh-boy- does THAT sound good! YUM!!!! xo Diana

  4. Yum, one of my favorites and I love fresh basic too!

  5. This sounds great...I've only had it in restaurants. I'm definitely trying it and I 'm looking up the bread recipe. Thanks, Lisa!


  6. That recipe sounds delicious, I cannot wait to try, I usually buy the Costco tomato basil the idea of making my own and it looks so darn easy, I can't wait to try, thanks for sharing the recipe...

  7. Mmmmm, that soup sounds perfect on this cold wintery day Lisa! Too bad, I'm not talented with bread making though. I will try your soup soon, thanks for sharing!!!! And thank you for your support during the last week or so, your kind words mean a lot to me and I'm sure my friend too!

  8. I always thought tomato soup was supposed to taste like the stuff in the can (only used that for other baking). Then I had it at a restaurant and realized it could be really delicious! I've not found a recipe that compared to the restaurant version but I'm going to give yours a try. It looks and sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. I know! I always thought the stuff in the can was just how it was supposed to taste. Then I had some at La Madeline restaurant and was blown away at how good it was! I think this recipe tastes just like the La Madeline one. Let me know if you try it. :)

  9. Oh sounds sooooooooooooo good. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. This looks delicious! I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  11. This is one of my favorite soups. Thanks for the recipe.


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