(This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own)
I love homemade tomato basil soup. Especially when I know I’m going to have a hot sandwich with it. In fact, after I’ve had a homemade, delicious version of tomato soup, I can barely bring myself to have the canned variety. It just isn’t the same any more. This homemade tomato basil soup recipe is the bomb! You will love it!
The recipe that I’m sharing below is a homemade tomato soup recipe that is totally from scratch. It was AMAZING! I received a new Bellini Kitchen Master (if you’ve ever heard of the Thermomix, it’s a much more affordable version of that) to try out and see what I think of it. Making the tomato soup in that small appliance was awesome!! Because the Bellini Kitchen Master does all of my chopping AND cooking, I was able to make the whole recipe in that one prep bowl. I’ll tell you more about it below.
Homemade Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
First off, let me tell you a little about the recipe. It’s super simple and uses all natural ingredients with no sugar added, so it’s really healthy, too. If you’re following a healthy diet, you should be able to use this recipe. It’s purely vegetables (or fruit, depending on what you call tomatoes,) and spices. We do add some heavy cream to it, but if you’re counting calories and/or fat grams, you could use a lighter version or leave it out if you prefer. This homemade tomato basil soup recipe should even work for low carb diets. A cup of tomatoes has 6 grams of carbs, so keep that in mind while calculating.
For this particular recipe, you can watch exactly what I did with it in the video towards the bottom, but basically, it goes like this.
- I peeled the onion and garlic. The garlic I threw into the bowl in whole cloves, but the onion, I chopped into large chunks. Quarters would work just fine, too.
- Then, I chopped it, in the prep bowl for 10 seconds. This was a good consistency. If you prefer even smaller onions pieces, you could do it for 15-20 seconds.
- Next, I put in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and turned the machine on speed 2 for 8 minutes. This continually stirred my onions while it was cooking them, but didn’t continue to chop them because the blade wasn’t going fast enough. That step alone was such a time saver! I didn’t have to stand over the stove while I was sautéing the onions and garlic!
- Next, I added the 2 cans of tomatoes and cooked them with the onions and garlic for 20 more minutes. Once again, I set it to speed 2, so it would continually stir the whole time it was cooking. (The higher the speed, the faster the blade spins).
- After it was done cooking, I added the broth, heavy cream and spices. I started with just the 1.5 oz of fresh basil, that I had chopped up, but later realized I wanted a lot more basil, so I added 3 more tablespoons of dried basil and that made it amazing!
- After all of that, I turned the machine on 2 again for a minute, just to stir it. If you want less of a chunky soup, put it at speed 7 for 1 minute.
- Then, I gobbled it all up, lol, because it was the best tomato soup recipe I’d ever had!
What is good to eat with Tomato Basil Soup?
Grilled cheese of course. We love to make what we call Gourmet Grilled Cheese.
How we do that is:
- Buy a specialty loaf of bread, like french bread, or something even fancier.
- Cut it into slices.
- Put your favorite kind of cheese, plus cream cheese on the inside.
- You can also add sautéed vegetables or even a slice of meat if you want. Anything you add, just enhances the amazing flavor!
- Butter the outside pieces of the bread, and toast it in a skillet or on a griddle.
- Eat it along side the tomato soup OR even dip it in the tomato soup.
OK, I know you love just how easy this sounds, let me tell you a little more about the Bellini Kitchen Master
This machine is awesome. I must admit, I was a little intimidated by it right at first. It seemed like it had so many things to remember. But, once I dove in and tried a few recipes, suddenly I realized how easy it was and how it made my life easier in the kitchen, not harder. It can do so many different things!
- blend (It can replace your blender for sure!)
- steam (it comes with a steamer basket that can steam vegetables or even fish while it’s cooking something else in the prep bowl)
- stir (I love how it stirs while it’s cooking)
- whip (think whipped cream)
- crush ice
- grind (nuts, flax seeds, rice, etc.)
- heat (you can totally heat up leftovers in this!)
- cook (up to 212 degree temperature, that you can set so that you always know what temp it is cooking at)
- chop (yep, like a food processor)
- knead (Oh yes, it can even knead your bread dough!)
- Cook meat (you just have to cut it up into smaller chunks)
And you wanna know what the kicker is? It’s really easy to clean, too! They even show you how to run a self cleaning session by putting some water and dish soap in it and turn it on for a set amount of time and it cleans that prep bowl right up for you. Awesome, right?!
If you’re interested in finding even more out about the Bellini Kitchen Master, see their page that also includes recipes. Or, you can even check it out on Amazon! (The Bellini Kitchen Master is very similar to a Thermomix, but much more affordable!)
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See the recipe made in the Bellini Kitchen Master right here:
Homemade Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
- 2 medium yellow onions peeled and cut into large chunks
- 4 cloves of garlic peeled and ends chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes with liquid
- 3 tbsp basil
- 1.5 oz fresh basil chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- salt & pepper to taste
- Place the chopping blade in the work bowl.
- Chop the onion and garlic in the work bowl on speed 6 for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with the scraper.
- Add olive oil. Cook at 212˚ F on speed 2 for 8 minutes, with the measuring cap removed from the lid.
- Add tomatoes. Replace the measuring cap and cook at 195˚ F on speed 2 for 20 minutes. Add basil, broth and heavy cream. Remove measuring cap and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Replace the measuring cap in the lid. Process at speed 7 for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.