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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan


  • Author: Tastes Lovely
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 people 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 32 ounces (4 cups) chicken stock
  • (2) 28 ounce cans whole tomatoes in juice
  • 10 basil leaves (about 1/4 cup), chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the chopped onions. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Saute the onion about 8 minutes until they turn translucent, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour, and stir to cook the flour for 1 minute. Will look like a paste. Slowly stir in the chicken stock, whisking the whole time so the flour doesn’t clump. Then add the canned tomatoes, basil, onions and garlic. You can either transfer to a slow cooker and cook over low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours, or cook it on the stove top by bringing it to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 20 more minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, and either use an immersion blender or stand blender (careful when blending hot liquids in a stand blender!). Blend until the soup is creamy. Then stir in the parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Heat soup for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the soup is warm. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve warm.
  4. Leftovers will keep for 1 week in an airtight container. Freezes beautifully. See notes for freezing tips.

Notes

-If you’re planing to freeze the soup, after blending it with a blender, scoop out the amount of soup you want to freeze BEFORE adding the cheese and heavy cream. Will keep frozen in an airtight container for 6 months.
-This is the immersion blender that I use and LOVE! So easy for soups that need to be blended. (affiliate link)