If you’re in search of a quick and delicious supper, this easy tomato basil soup recipe ticks all the boxes. Using just four ingredients, it’s on the table in 30 minutes.
This easy tomato basil soup recipe couldn’t be simpler. I got the recipe from the cooks at St. Mary’s in Sewanee, Tennessee many, many years ago. I love to serve it with toasty grilled cheese sandwiches for a perfectly soothing meal at the end of a long day.
All you need is four ingredients to make this creamy tomato basil soup: a can of tomato soup, a can of diced tomatoes, basil pesto, and milk. Simply add the ingredients to a saucepot and let them simmer. In 30 minutes it’s ready to serve to your hungry family as the main dish. Or perhaps it will become your new favorite weekday lunch?
This soup is delicious with lots of tomato flavor. It’s also light, healthy, and vegetarian. It’s no tomato basil bisque, which uses cream to make it thicker, but it ticks all of my boxes! Plus, there’s no need for an immersion blender or roasted tomatoes like other tomato soup recipes out there. It’s the definition of easy, which is just how I like it.
- Can of petite diced tomatoes
- Pesto sauce
- Tomato soup
- Milk (I’m using whole milk but you can use whatever is in your fridge).
How To Make My Easy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
Pour the tomato soup into a saucepot. Fill up the soup can with milk and add that.
Pour in the can of diced tomatoes, juice and all.
Add a tablespoon of pesto sauce.
Stir that up and heat over medium until heated through.
Oh my goodness, you’ll never believe something this simple can be this good.
Hope this tomato basil soup warms you right up!
Store soup leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftovers for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating quickly on the stovetop.
- Garnish your bowl of hot soup with cracked fresh basil leaves, garlic croutons, or fresh parmesan cheese.
- If you want to use instead of the can, you’re going to need to roast a handful of or plum tomatoes in and then blend them to make a homemade version of . Then you’ve got yourselves .
- Instead of whole milk, I’ve heard this works well with .
- For added flavor, add a teaspoon of or chopped fresh basil to the .
What can I pair with a bowl of tomato basil soup?
This soup goes great with its best friend, i.e. a grilled cheese sandwich or some homemade cheesy garlic bread, but you can pair it with a whole bunch of other food. Try it with an Italian salad. Cook up some ravioli and add it to the bowl. Tuna salad sandwich lover? Dunk it in this beautiful bowl. Or simply dip in a slice of crusty bread. The possibilities are endless. Feel free to dunk.
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- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 an petite diced tomatoes undrained, 15-ounce
- 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- In a saucepot, place the tomato soup, tomatoes, and pesto sauce.1 can tomato soup, 1 an petite diced tomatoes, 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
- Fill the tomato soup can with milk and pour that in as well.1 1/4 cup milk
- Stir and heat over medium until heated through. Enjoy!
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For a long time I have looked for a quick tomato soup like what I remember from my mom. This sounds like it! Thank you so much
Yummmm! I substituted Fire-Roasted Tomatoes for the Petite Diced Tomatoes & topped each serving with garlic & cheese croutons. A simple, delicous tomato soup turned fancy! Thank you, Christy, for the wonderful recipe.
Yummy Karen, that sounds wonderful!!!
YEA! SEWANEE’S RIGHT!!!!! Christy, that is my Alma Mater, and my daughter is a freshman there this year! Until you experience Sewanee, as you say, it draws you in and makes you never want to leave. YSR!!!
I am from a small town about 15 miles from the foot of Sewanee. Sewanee is beautiful no matter the season. When it snows, it looks like a Winter Wonderland. Very cozy place to get away from the big city. I highly recommend a visit!
I am so glad I found your blog. I love your down home good old southern recipes. I enjoy reading your stories and what is happening in your life. Thank you so much for sharing your get-away spot in Tenn. It is beautiful. You have a lovely family and I can sense you are a lovely person with a heart of gold. Thanks for making our lives a little bit more enjoyable by posting on your blog daily.
Patty, you made my heart sore and my cheeks blush! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so glad that you are enjoying SouthernPlate. I am so lucky to have such great readers as yourself!
So very nice and calming. There is a place in Texas called Salado, in Central Texas. Wonderful B and B there. My huband and I used to go just to relax at the mill and waterfalls. Shopped around and looked around, so nice. My husband passed away but I still stop by and now the memories we made are more special and I am so glad for them.
Salado sounds lovely! I am so sorry about your husband Virginia, but glad you have such lovely memories.
So I think my little corner of Southern California, Mission Viejo, is the prettiest city in the USA. And then I see your pix of absolutely lovely Tennessee… wow! Thank you for your family weekend post! It was sweet and calming.
I am glad you enjoyed it Traci! I am going to have to check out Mission Viejo.