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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe (One Pot, 30 Minutes)

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Quick and easy tomato basil soup recipe, made with simple ingredients in one pot on stovetop. This 30 minute weeknight meal is rich, creamy, packed with herbs, spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 308
Author Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely minced
  • 1/2 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 2 cans Crushed tomatoes 28 oz. cans
  • 3 cups Chicken broth Or vegetable broth, Low sodium
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 15 Basil leaves Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1-2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream Can be adjusted based on your preference


  • Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick pot.
  • Add onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant. 
  • Add crushed tomatoes (don't discard the juice!), broth, oregano, rosemary, thyme, 10 basil leaves, paprika, red chili flakes, sugar, salt, pepper.
  • Bring soup to a boil and then let it simmer for at least 15 minutes without lid. 
  • Add remaining basil leaves and use an immersion blender to puree everything until smooth. 
  • Stir in heavy cream and garnish with more basil, parmesan cheese and/or croutons. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1049mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3.1mg