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Tomato Soup Recipe: Creamy Tomato Basil

This is an original recipes that got such accolades after our Tomato Garden Party that I had to give it its own post. Everyone who has tried this recipe has told me they find themselves licking the bowl. Not a pretty image I know, but it does say one thing, damn good soup.


2 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 (28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes) If you can find the canned Jersey Fresh Tomatoes it ‘s worth the extra effort.
10 cups tomato juice
1 head of roasted garlic
2 cups packed sweet basil leaves, torn or chiffonade
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add tomatoes and juice and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Add basil and garlic and puree with stick blender. Stir in heavy cream and butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Yummo! Serve with lots of crusty bread for dipping.