Tomato Basil Soup
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5 from 1 vote

Simple Healthy Tomato Basil Soup

Few things beat a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for a cozy meal on a cold day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lunch, grilled cheese, healthy tomato soup, soup, soup and sandwich, tomato soup, winter meal
Category: mains
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 97kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 28 oz cans
  • 16 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil on medium to high heat in a large soup pot or cast iron dutch oven.
  • Add chopped onion and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add minced garlic and stir to combine for about a minute or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir to combine and reduce heat. Let simmer for 10- 15 minutes.
  • Add chopped basil and stir to combine. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add half and half and remove from heat.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy! Grilled cheese optional, but encouraged. 🙂


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
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