The Best Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup made from few simple ingredients. In the fall and winter, we turn to this delicious roasted tomato basil soup made with a combination of fresh and canned tomatoes. To make a heartier meal, serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich or top the soup with croutons, fresh basil, and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.🍅

 Total Time: 1hr 50 minutes      |     Yield: 6 to 8 servings

The Best Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Main Ingredients for the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Fresh basil & Fresh Thyme
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Knorr Chicken Flavor bouillonRoasted Tomato Basil Soup

How do you make the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup?

Roast the tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss together the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes in 1 layer on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.

Caramelize the onions and garlic:In an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, butter, and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown. 

Combine: Add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme, and chicken stock. Add the oven-roasted tomatoes, including the liquid, to the baking sheet. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.

Blend it up:Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée the soup until smooth or desire consistency.

Serve: Ladle the tomato soup into bowls and garnish with fresh basil and croutons, if desired. Enjoy!

How to serve the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Bring the soup back to a simmer, then ladle into bowls, garnish with fresh basil, croutons, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and serve.

What to serve with the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup?

How to store & Freeze the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

  • Store any leftover roasted tomato basil soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Store the leftover soup in a freezer-friendly, airtight container and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, let the roasted tomato basil soup thaw in the fridge before heating it through on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Can you make it ahead?

To make ahead, prepare the soup completely and refrigerate. Then, reheat over medium-low heat, adding water as needed to make the soup the desired consistency.

The Best Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients for the Tomato Soup

  • 3 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes, washed, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 (28 ounces) canned plum tomatoes with their juices or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 sweet or yellow onion ,chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Knorr Chicken Flavor Bouillon or kosher salt 
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 

How to Make Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss together the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes in 1 layer on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.

In an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, butter, and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown. 

Add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme, chicken flavor bouillon, sugar, and water. Add the oven-roasted tomatoes, including the liquid, to the baking sheet. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.

Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée the soup until smooth or desire consistency.*(Alternatively, let the soup cool slightly and purée in batches in a blender.

Be sure to crack the lid or remove the center cap to allow steam to escape.) Taste for seasoning. Ladle the tomato soup into bowls and garnish with fresh basil and croutons, if desired. Enjoy!

The Best Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Notes: 

  • This Tomato soup can be Serve hot or cold.
  • Add a splash of heavy cream for a creamy texture.
  • Store any leftover roasted tomato basil soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Then, reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Store the leftover soup in a freezer-friendly, airtight container and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, let the roasted tomato basil soup thaw in the fridge before heating it through on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Adapted from Ina Garten

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