Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1onion, thinly sliced
  • 15baby carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce (such as Hunt’s®)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (such as Hunt’s®)
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in both amounts of tomato sauce, chicken broth, basil, and oregano. Increase heat to medium and simmer until soup is reduced, 10 to 20 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Add cream. Continue to puree in batches until smooth, transferring creamy soup to another pot.

  • Step 3

    Heat soup over medium-high heat until hot, about 5 minutes more.

  • Cook's Note:

    The basil/oregano ratio is always 2:1. Additionally, the blending step can be a little messy with the hot soup.

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