Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic and Basil is super flavorful! It is made with roasted garlic, fresh basil and fresh, ripe tomatoes.
I had a ton of fresh tomatoes from my garden this year, so what does one do with all those tomatoes? Make the ultimate comfort food, of course, tomato soup! This homemade tomato soup recipe may take a bit more time to prepare, but it pays off with exceptional taste. The roasted garlic and basil add sensational flavor to this recipe. In addition to enjoying a delicious homemade soup, you will have the comfort of knowing this soup has no additives or preservatives. Wow! an ingredient list you can pronounce! You may want to double the recipe as it tastes even better the next day.
How to make Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic
- Start by roasting the garlic. Watch this video for easy to follow steps for roasting garlic.
- While the garlic is roasting prepare the fresh tomatoes by peeling them. Here is a great video to show you an easy method for peeling fresh tomatoes.
- To put this soup together, heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the onions and sauté. Stir in the tomatoes, roasted garlic, chicken broth, and fresh chopped basil. My recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock tastes awesome in this recipe, but store-bought will work as well.
- Simmer for 40 minutes, then using an immersion blender puree the soup.
- Add cream and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
What to serve with creamy homemade tomato soup?
- The ultimate comfort food combination is tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. My Taco Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich would taste fantastic with this tomato soup recipe.
- Butternut Squash Scones are great for dipping.
- Toasted crostinis with parmesan cheese is what I served with tomato soup with roasted garlic and basil when I did these photographs.
I love soup and here are some more great recipes to try.
- Hearty Tortellini Soup
- Easy Hamburger Soup
- Ham and Bean Soup
- Mushroom Soup
- Italian Turkey Burger Soup
Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic and Basil
An aromatic combination of roasted garlic,fresh basil and garden fresh tomatoes for a delicious homemade tomato soup recipe.
- 10-12 fresh ripe tomatoes
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1 bulb garlic roasted
- 6 leaves fresh basil finely chopped
- 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper season to taste
- ½ teaspoon salt season to taste
- Heat oven to 350º F
- Cut the top off garlic bulb. Place cut side up in baking dish, drizzle generously with olive oil.
- Roast for about 30 minutes. (bulb will be very soft when squeezed).
- While garlic is roasting peel the tomatoes. This is an easy method for removing the skin from fresh tomatoes.
- Start a large pot of water boiling. Place tomatoes into the boiling water and boil for 20 seconds. Remove from boiling water and immediately immerse in bowl filled with cold water and ice cubes. When tomato has cooled a bit, make a slice in the top and pull skin away.
- Chop tomatoes into pieces.
- In large pot heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Add diced onions and sauté medium heat until golden brown.
- Stir in the tomatoes, roasted garlic, broth, and basil.
- Simmer soup for 40 minutes.
- Next using an immersion blender puree the soup.
- Add the cream and simmer for additional 10 minutes.
- Season salt and fresh ground pepper.
Calories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1603mgPotassium: 1062mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2820IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg
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Sounds fabulous. Do you have a certain type of tomato you like to use for this?
Jodie, any kind of fresh ripe tomato will do, my favourite are roma tomatoes.
Does this soup frreze well?
I personally have not froze it, but can't see any reason it wouldn't freeze well.
Can I substitute passata sauce for the tomatoes? If so what amount should I use in replacing 10 - 12 fresh tomatoes?
I use six cans of diced tomatoes and it works very well!
Hey! Looking forward to trying - quick questions.
1- Does it matter what kind of onion is used ?
2- What chicken or vegetable broth would you recommend?
Hi Patty, I used just a regular yellow onion, and for broth I like Knorr ready to serve. Keep in mind some broths are saltier than others, so tasty test to add any salt.
Made this the other day and it was delicious! I used Roma's but they were not the sweetest and ripest so next time, I'm going to try some fresh big boys or whatever are the best at the time. It's August so we should have some good ones at this time. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.
Thank you Diane, yes this is the perfect time of year to make it with garden fresh tomatoes.
Hope you are doing well. I want to try this recipe, but I do not own an immersion blender. How should I proceed? Please let me know. Thanks.
Hi Emmie, an immersion blender will make the soup nice and smooth. You can try whisking it vigorously to break up all the pieces of tomato. Even using blender will work.
I can a lot of tomatoes and sauce....you most likely do not even need to peel the tomatoes. When you use an immersion blender after tomatoes cook the skins will blend just fine. It may make your soup a bit thicker.
If I were to do the garlic then put everything in a crock pot on low before I left for work do you think it would be ok?
What are the things floating on the top in the picture? The recipe sounds fabulous!
Chopped up chives I used as a tasty garnish.