This Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with sausage rivals the best restaurant tomato basil soup. The sausage and seasonings give it a rich and hearty flavor.
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Ever wonder why some people refer to certain foods as “comfort food”? Or maybe you have some foods that just hit the spot when you need them. Whether you’re seeking comfort from a common cold, something to help you de-stress, or some other reason, soups are often thought of as comfort cuisine. But why? Most often comfort food is something that provides some sort of nostalgic or sentimental value. Maybe your mom always made a certain meal when you were sick. Or maybe your grandmother’s mashed potatoes were the only thing that could keep you from melting down over a bad grade. These all fall into the category of comfort foods, which are often additionally characterized by high calories, high carbs, or something that is simple to prepare.
More Soup for You
Since soup definitely falls into the comfort food category, you might want to keep a few more of these recipes on hand, next time you’re in need.
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is the classic comfort food. Good for the body and the soul.
- Broccoli Cheese Soup is warm, inviting and loaded with cheesy goodness.
- Easy Cheesy Loaded Potato Soup has all your favorite potato toppings in one delicious bowl.
How To Make Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
- Combine the butter and flour in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Gradually add the chicken broth letting the mixture thicken as you add more.
- In a blender add the two cans of tomatoes (don't drain) and the basil and oregano. Pulse it just a few times (you don't want the tomatoes totally blended). Add this tomato mixture to the sauce pan. Now let it all simmer over medium heat for about 15 min.
- Meanwhile shape the italian sausage into small meatballs and thoroughly cook them in a fry pan, then move the sausage to a plate lined with paper towels and pat off excess grease.
- Turn the heat on the soup to low. Whisk in the parmesan cheese and half and half, then add the sausage and let it cook on low for about 5 more min, stirring occasionally.