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Soup Recipes

Cream of Tomato Basil Soup


Blending the ingredients before they become hot soup makes cooking tomato soup from scratch in 20 minutes, even easier.

What You Need

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups College Inn® Chicken Broth
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Del Monte® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar, optional
  • Chopped fresh basil, optional
  • Garlic croutons, optional


  1. HEAT olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and stir until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. BLEND tomatoes and cooked onion in a food processor or blender until very smooth.  Return to saucepan. Add broth, tomato sauce and basil.  Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in cream. Add sugar to taste, if desired. Heat over low heat about 1 minute, or until hot.  DO NOT BOIL.  Serve with basil and garlic croutons, if desired.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield)

6 servings




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