Favorite Basil-Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 18fresh basil leaves, or more to taste, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Stir tomatoes and chicken brother together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Stir basil and sugar into the tomato mixture; reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the basil is wilted, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir cream into the tomato mixture; add butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  • Cook's Note:

    If I don’t have whipping cream I have used skim milk and have still had great results.

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