Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 40 mins

This easy Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is loaded with flavor thanks to the canned fire roasted tomatoes. Serve it with a salad or a warm grilled cheese for a comforting and filling dinner!

White rectangle plate topped with a sandwich alongside a white bowl filled with red tomato soup topped with a green basil garnish on a dark background

We recently went to dinner at Carrabba’s with some friends and I had their Tomato and Basil soup. I am usually not a huge fan of tomato soups…but this one is different. It is packed with flavor and has a great consistency! Jorge loved this soup and ate an entire bowl (along with that sandwich you see next to it)! Another plus is this soup was very easy to throw together and does not have to sit on the stove simmering for a long time either. 

Yield: 4 servings

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

White rectangle plate topped with a sandwich alongside a white bowl filled with red tomato soup topped with a green basil garnish on a dark background

This easy Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is loaded with flavor thanks to the canned fire roasted tomatoes. Serve it with a salad or a warm grilled cheese for a comforting and filling dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans of hunt's fire roasted tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 20 fresh basil leaves (rolled and cut into a chiffonade)

Instructions

  1. In a heavy pot over medium-high heat, pour in the olive oil and saute onion until is translucent. Add the chopped garlic (except for 1 clove) and saute for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the cans of fire roasted tomatoes (including the juice) to the pan and cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the lid and add the chicken broth and half & half. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue simmering to reduce the liquid in the soup, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining chopped garlic clove and fresh basil (reserve some for a garnish) and season to taste with salt and pepper. Lower your heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes more.
  5. Using an immersion blender (or carefully transferring soup to a blender), puree soup until all big chunks are gone. (You can puree your soup until completely smooth, but I prefer a little texture still to mine.)
  6. Serve with a small sprinkle of the reserved basil as a garnish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 247mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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Comments

31 Responses
  1. Debbye

    Just tried this last night. The taste and texture were great, but it was far too spicy for a tomato soup.  I will be making this again, but I will reduce the amount of crushed red peppers in the next batch.

  2. Stacie

    Made this soup tonight and it was unbearably hot using a whole tablespoon of red pepper flakes and I like spicy…born and bred Texan! Added more half and half and cooled it off somewhat with a dollop of daisy but seriously. Will make it again but with maybe a teaspoon!

  3. katie

    I made this over the weekend, and it was sooooo good! But HOT!!!! definitely making again soon, but cutting down the peppers. Yum 🙂

  4. Mia

    I just finished a bowl of Carrabba’s Tomato & Basil soup and was struck with grief that I was finished with the last spoonful. I immediately ran to the Internet to try and find the recipe and pulled this up. You can BET that I am trying this. I LOOOOOVE tomato soup and the one from Carrabba’s was one of the best I have ever had. I hope this is close and thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Leah

    Made this for a co-worker soup-group. What a hit! I doubled the recipe to feed 8-10. Modified the red pepper amount slightly but this now set the standard for my tomatoe basil soup making! THanks!

  6. Katie

    this looks great and relatively healthy compared to other tomato soup recipes! I have to ask, what is the sandwich that you served next to it – that looks delicious too!!

    Love your blog, thanks for the inspiration!

  7. arlene

    just came across your blog a few days ago, had to make this soup!!! it is fantastic, just had it for lunch with a grilled pimento cheese sandwich…yummmmmm……
    thanks for the recipe, its a keeper!!

  8. Theresa

    I tried this recipe last night and it was delicious, but HOT! I’m going to make it again, but with only 1/2 the red peppers. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. miryam

    I have been looking for a tomato basil soup recipe for my mother in law that gets it a this fancy supermarket for a lot of money. This recipe looks simply, tasty and nutritious so I am going to give it a go. Thanks for posting and visiting my site.

  10. Nama

    Hi Jessica! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I LOVE tomato soup. With a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk. The perfect lunch! I’ll definitely have to try your recipe out! And I’ll definitely have to visit your blog now. Your recipes looks delish!

  11. emiglia

    Hi there! I found you on Tastespotting and love your blog. I’ll definitely be hanging around.

    Also, this tomato soup looks divine.

  12. Nicole

    I love a good spicy tomato soup and the recipes are hard to come by. Thanks for sharing this one I will definitely give it a try.

  13. Susi

    This sounds incredibly easy and super delicious. I’m making note of this recipe for the next time my kids crave tomato soup!

  14. Becca

    I was recommended to visit your blog by Melissa (For the Love) and am so glad that I stopped by! I love it! And I’ve been looking for a tomato basil recipe, can’t wait to try this one.

  15. ErinsFoodFiles

    WHOA! I just had Fire Roasted Tomato Soup from a nearby coffeeshop for lunch today, and I KID YOU NOT, I said to myself “I need to find a recipe to replicate this deliciousness. Insane.

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