You could have seen me on ABC 4's Good Things Utah making this soup in 2005.
I was a finalist in a soup contest and they had me come on the show to demo it!
It's that good!
Tami's Tomato Basil Soup
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Butter
1 small white onion chopped
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 14.5 oz cans Italian diced tomatoes
1 can or jar of 26.5 oz spaghetti or marinara sauce ( I use Hunt's Traditional)
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp sugar
Sautee the onion in the oil, butter and basil until wilted. Add diced tomatoes, sauce
and broth. Simmer for 30 min. Puree in a blender or hand immersion blender works best.
Before serving add cream and sugar.
* If you don't have heavy cream or want to cut on the calories use half and half or milk. You can also leave out the butter, but why?
* This recipe came from a more complicated version that I simplified it and made it my own! I have made many variations and this is the easiest and yummiest!
* My family loves to add a dollop of cottage cheese to our bowl! Try it, you'll be surprised!
* Pipe a heart out of sour cream for an extra cute valentine touch!