Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Cook 35 mins
Total 35 mins

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is so easy to make and is absolutely delicious. The fresh garlic and basil add tons of flavor to this homemade tomato soup. It’s great with some crusty bread!

Love homemade tomato soup? Check out my Panera Creamy Tomato Soup Copycat Recipe too!

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

It’s Totally Tomato Tuesday!

What’s that? Well, it’s a flashy title I just made up to catch your super short attention span. I need you to be as excited about this gorgeous soup as I am! And sadly inventing a scratch and sniff screen is out of my expertise…so I had to fall back on silly alliteration.

I made this soup almost a year ago and it quietly disappeared in the archives. Sometimes that happens with recipes and I am usually ok with it. But this Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup did not deserve to die a quiet death! So it’s back for a second time with a much easier to follow recipe. 🙂

Tomato Soup Recipe

This Is One Of My Favorite Homemade Tomato Soup Recipes

I make this soup all.the.time. Seriously, I have 4 bags of it in my freezer right now! I always make a double batch so I have plenty left over to freeze and eat for lunches throughout the week. I almost always serve it with crusty french bread or a hot grilled cheese sandwich…but it is also just as good all by itself.

I can go on and on about this soup…but this is all you need to know…

1. It’s spicy and full of flavor from those 6 cloves of garlic and 20 leaves of basil.

2. I love it so much, I have now blogged about it twice.

3. It takes a total of 35 minutes to make and is ass friendly! This baby rolls in at 204 calories a bowl!

Yield: 4 servings

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

This easy to make Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup has tons of flavor from the fresh garlic and basil. This homemade soup goes great with some crusty bread and can even be frozen for later!

Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 (14 ounce) cans of hunt's fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat, pour in the olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add the chopped garlic (except for 1 clove) and sauté with the onion for 2 minutes.

Next, add the cans of fire roasted tomatoes (including the juice) to the pan and cover for about 15 minutes, stirring as needed. Add the chicken stock and half & half and bring to a simmer. Cook uncovered, for 10 minutes or until it has thickened.

Add the remaining chopped garlic clove, crushed red pepper, fresh basil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Lower your heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes more.

Using an immersion blender (or carefully transfer soup to a blender), puree soup until there are no large chunks of tomato left. Serve immediately with a hunk of warm french bread and get to dipping!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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30 Responses
  1. Shandra

    I made this tonight and it was WAY too spicy. I think next time I will try it with less crushed red pepper. I sadly had to throw it out. 🙁

  2. Sarah

    I am making this today for the third time in as many months. It’s been part of dinner in the past, but this time I’m taking your advice and making it just to freeze. A great ass-friendly lunch, and really quite filling! Thank you for this great recipe!

  3. Elaine

    I am so glad to get this recipe. Last night I had the best bowl of tomato soup I have ever had in my 68 years. Served at a favorite Italian restaurant and called Fire Roasted Basil Tomato Soup. It’s not on their regular menu so I am delighted to get your recipe and will be trying it in the very near future. Thank you!

  4. Laura B.

    I just made this tonight and it’s DELISH!!! I plan on having it hang in the fridge for a few days and have for dinner this week w/ grilled cheese sammies. I think it’s going to be even better after it sits for a bit. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Alaina @mommysmenu

    oh my god! I was so sick all week and made this the day you posted it for my fiance and was AMAZING! It made me so warm and hit the spot perfectly..thank you thank youu!

  6. Windy

    This is Perrrrfeeeect. I keep the hunts fire roasted tomatoes in the cupboard for when I make chili in the crockpot. So making some of this and freezing it!!

    Thank you for rebloggin’!

  7. DessertForTwo

    I love love love homemade tomato soup. It just can’t be beat. Thanks for the remidner that I need to make some stat! I’d love to try your fire-roasted version!


  8. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    I can see why you have bags of this in the freezer, it looks SO good! I love tomatoes, I eat them everyday but it’s been so long since I made a tomato soup. I can’t wait for winter to come here because I want to try this.

  9. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Is it still ass friendly if I soak all the soup up with a giant loaf of bread? Because I need to do that immediately.

    1. Jessica

      No, I have not. I don’t think it would be very good without a little bit of cream of some kind…. Let me know if you do try it without the cream and if you like it!

  10. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    I hate how some amazing recipes go and die in the archives…this looks way too good for that!

  11. Cassie

    I can’t believe how simple this sounds. Making it for sure, especially because of the whole ass-friendly thing. I’ve been eating too many cookies! Love this!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two

    this looks too gorgeous to eat! although, now i want to face plant into it and slurp it all up!!

  13. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    Tomato soup has got to be one of my absolute favorites. I like to keep it on hand in the freezer, too! I’ll be trying this recipe when it’s time to replenish 🙂

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Oh that soup looks killer! I love tomato soups that are HEARTY like yours and with a ka-ka-kick!

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