Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Perfect for the cooler days! It is one of my absolute favorite soups!
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2½ Tbsp. chicken base*
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2½ Tbsp. dried basil, about ½ cup fresh basil leaves and chop
  • ½ tsp. pepper, more if needed TT
  • ½ tsp. salt, more if needed TT
  • milk if needed to thin to desired consistency
  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Once melted add garlic and sauté for a minute or two. Stir in flour and make a roux.
  2. Once roux is formed, slowly pour in half and half, stirring as you pour. Stir consistently until it begins to thicken.
  3. Stir in chicken base, diced tomatos, tomato puree, sugar, basil, pepper and salt. Stir until heated through. If needed add milk to soup to thin it out to desired consistency
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