Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe – ready in just 30 minutes! This easy tomato soup recipe is loaded with fresh tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and of course fresh basil. The vegetables are blended and added to a creamy broth for the ultimate comfort food.

Serve this soup a classic grilled cheese or our Turkey Bacon Grilled Cheese for a complete meal.

Creamy tomato soup recipe with basil in a bowl, with bread and a spoon on the side.

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Creamy tomato soup recipe loaded with fresh tomatoes, carrots, celery, and onion with a rich broth and heavy whipping cream. The vegetables are sauteed then pureed together with the tomatoes adding an unexpected texture and gives this recipe a tomato bisque flavor. This homemade soup is so easy to make yet so hearty and filling.

After you try this from scratch recipe, you’ll never want to purchase store-bought canned soup again. #YoureWelcome

Creamy tomato soup with basil in a dutch oven topped with fresh basil.

how to make creamy tomato soup-

This soup recipe cannot get any easier and simpler. With the soup completely done in under 30 minutes, it’s a keeper recipe.

  1. Saute vegetables- Saute the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic until vegetables are tender.
  2. Tomatoes- Add fresh and canned tomatoes to the vegetables and cook until tomatoes are tender about 5 minutes.
  3. Blend vegetables- Blend all of the ingredients until well pureed and add back to Dutch oven.
  4. Broth and cream- Add the broth, heavy whipping cream, and fresh basil.
  5. Cook soup- Bring soup to a soft boil and cook another five minutes.
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can I freeze tomato soup?

Yes, you can freeze this soup for up to two months. Add cooled soup to a freezer container. Thaw and reheat to serve.

what to serve with soup?

You can serve this recipe may be enjoyed with a classic grilled cheese, croutons, toast, or crackers.

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Even if you have picky eaters, this tomato soup will become a family favorite! Our children strongly dislike tomatoes and absolutely love the soup.


Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Creamy Totato Basil Soup
5 from 8 votes
Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe – ready in just 30 minutes! This easy tomato soup recipe is loaded with fresh tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and of course fresh basil. Comfort food at its finest.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 29 oz diced tomatoes, 2 cans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste


  • Slice onion, carrot, celery, and quarter garlic; add to a Dutch oven with butter. 
  • Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
  • Chop fresh tomatoes, add to Dutch oven. Add canned tomatoes with juices to Dutch oven. Season with the salt and pepper. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • In two batches, transfer vegetable mixture to a blender, blend until pureed.
  • Return blended mixture to the Dutch oven. 
  • Add chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, fresh and dried basil. Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired. 
  • Bring soup to a soft boil, turn the heat down to low, simmer another 5 minutes. 
  • Serve immediately. 
  • Enjoy, friends!


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2875IUVitamin C: 17.8mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.4mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

NOTE: Original recipe was posted November, 2016 and edited January, 2020 to add video recipe.