Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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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 with Sausage in a white bowl with a spoon on the side.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Sometimes you just want to relive the flavors of your childhood, but with a bit of a grown up twist. Last week I posted about these amazing Grown Up Margherita Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Today, this creamy tomato basil soup is my version of grown up tomato soup, and it is WAY better than anything you can buy in a can! You can make this with or without the sausage, both ways are good! This is great with a grilled cheese sandwich, we like to dip ours in the soup, it may sound weird but it is so good!

Comfort Cuisine

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.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage in a white bowl with a spoon on the side.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage

5 from 6 votes
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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 774kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 32gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1920mgPotassium: 738mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1282IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 610mgIron: 4mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    The soup is so amazing, I absolutely love it! Sometimes I leave the sausage out and sometimes I add it, either way it’s delicious!