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My Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is not only less expensive than canned soup, it’s also better for you! Skip the premade stuff and make this easy homemade soup recipe!
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Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup, it has become a favorite around our house. We especially like to have homemade tomato basil soup on Sunday evenings after a busy weekend and is perfect on a cold day too. Actually, one year we had it on Super Bowl Sunday and for a few years there, it was a tradition that my daughter especially looked forward to. I originally shared this recipe with you all back in 2014 but I’ve updated it with new photos and few more details on the recipe.
This Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is truly that… so easy to whip up in minutes. I tweaked a recipe inspired by Jenny Hobick’s Everyday Occasions blog to create my version of this classic soup flavor combination.
Once you try this recipe, you may never go back to the premade canned stuff!
Budget Friendly Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
We actually love the soup from LaMadeleine also but at nearly $13.00 for three 15 oz. jars, making your own Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is a lot cheaper too. Plus, when you make your own, you have the flexibility of choosing the type of tomatoes you want. Maybe you’ll used organic canned tomatoes, canned tomatoes from your garden or other organic ingredients.
A little heads up…the garlic can sometimes be a little overwhelming (but we love garlic!). So feel free to cut back on that to suit your family’s taste. Also, if you prefer a creamier soup, once you’ve cooked the soup, you may want to puree it even further. I will sometimes add at least half of the soup mixture to a blender, puree for a minute or two and then add it back to my saucepan to warm it through just a bit longer.
We love to pair it with a tasty grilled cheese sandwich or maybe a garden salad. It’s a delicious vegetarian meal option too! If you want to go all out on tomato basil combos, be sure to check out my Simple Caprese Panini (with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella) Sandwich. Of course, it’s also tasty with our favorite oyster crackers too. My kids prefer that the most.
Give this Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup recipe a try and let me know what you think!
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Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes can, undrained
- 14 ounce petite diced tomatoes can, undrained
- 2 cups chicken broth may substitute vegetable broth for vegetarian version
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup milk 2% will give you a creamier soup but even a skim is ok!
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded, optional
- In large saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat one about minute, until golden but being careful not to burn the garlic.
- Add the crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes. Add broth, salt, pepper and sugar.
- Bring soup to a boil then simmer on medium for 10 minutes.
- Turn heat to low and stir in milk, basil and parmesan. Top with shredded parmesan if desired.
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