How to make it

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan or dutch oven.
  • Add the onions and saute until translucent.
  • Dump in two 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes.
  • Now, get out your potato masher, and squish those babies even more. We like the soup chunky, if you don't feel free to get out your hand blender and puree.
  • Pour in a 46 oz. bottle of tomato juice, the best you can lay your hands on. Add the sugar to taste, very important, if you don't, your soup will be acidy. Add the soup base, salt, pepper and dried parsley and basil, if you are using them.
  • Heat on medium JUST until it starts to bubble.
  • Add in the cooking sherry and heavy cream. Stir til smooth, add the fresh basil, and enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    moka_mami ate it and said...
    I added fresh basil, sea salt, white wine (in addition to the sherry), garlic, and dry oregano. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned and I added a little canned tomato sauce. Served with Garlic provalone french bread and this meal is the absolute BEST! Take it from someone who usually passes on tomato soup...You will not be disappointed,
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  • pascale 10 years ago
    onegypsy, your soup sounds fantastic. I've been concocting a bunch of soups lately and will have to try this one soon.
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  • onegypsy 10 years ago
    I would think... dip the tomatoes in hot water then cold, peel, dice.... and saute with the onions..then use more tomato juice if need be? I am so envisioning a deep purple tomato soup... can't you just see it?
    I love posting comments, I always get a lil extra thrill hitting the 'submit' button.
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  • baron_grayson 10 years ago
    Now I need to learn how to make this from fresh tomatoes. If I don't kill my plant I should be rolling in them this summer...
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  • cookinggood 10 years ago
    Hi onegypsy, I've been looking for a great Tomato Basil soup recipe. This one looks great.
    Thanks for the post.
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  • onegypsy 10 years ago
    Fair warning, I have screwed myself forever out of the simplicity of canned tomato soup... my kids love this. In all fairness though, this is almost as quick as that canned stuff, and the ingredients easy enough to have on hand. I am fighting with my cat over a basil plant, in the hopes of having fresh basil all the time, she however, seems to think it is her snack.
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  • baron_grayson 10 years ago
    I'm looking forward to trying this...and I like that option of sending this recipe to my phone. Makes for much easier shopping. I always forget wha to buy when I'm out....~furrows brow~
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  • suestonebender 10 years ago
    Ooo! One of my favourite comfort foods. I cannot wait to try this.

    Add this to the group, bella! My mouth is watering ...
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