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Everyday Recipes

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 pounds tomatoes - cored, peeled, and quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 sprigs fresh basil for garnish


  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Stir in onions and cook until tender. Mix in tomatoes and chopped basil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 15 minutes.
  • Transfer soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Return to the pot, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, and gradually mix in the heavy cream.
  • Pour soup through a strainer before serving.
  • Garnish each serving with a sprig of basil.
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup