Chilly day comfort food

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich and cup of tomato soup on a chilly evening? I think not.

Tomato Basil Soup
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 - 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 - 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes
2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of heavy cream
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned
parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute - being careful not to burn the garlic.  Add the crushed tomatoes.  Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up.  Add the juice from the whole tomatoes, as well.  Add chicken stock, salt, pepper and sugar.  Cook the soup on medium at a simmer for 10 minutes.  

To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil.  Serve topped with parmesan and pair with a grilled cheese sandwich

Recipe and image via


  1. I can't believe I didn't used to like tomato soup!!! I made it home style last winter and yum! I now have an amazing cream of tomato recipe! This one looks amazing too :)

    1. mmm - sounds delish! I think tomato soup is my favorite now, but I don't think I had it much as a kid either.


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