My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's®)


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) cancondensed tomato soup
  • ¼ cup bottled marinara sauce
  • ½ (10.75 ounce) canwater
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or more to taste
  • 6Italian-style seasoned croutons, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic in hot oil until tender and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir


  • Step 2

    Stir condensed tomato soup and marinara sauce into garlic; slowly add water. Mix oregano and black pepper into soup; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until flavors blend, about 15 minutes. Stir basil into soup. Ladle into bowls and top with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

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