The BEST Tomato Basil Soup
Adapted from All Recipes
Serves 4 - easily doubles for more
- 1 28oz can whole, peeled tomatoes in juices
- 4 cups tomato juice (I used Campbells that came in a giant can)
- 14 leaves (about 1 package) fresh basil leaves, washed & the stems trimmed off
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- salt & pepper
Place tomatoes & juice in a large pot over medium heat. Simmer for at least 30 minutes- you can do longer if you have time. Start the timer once the mixture is at a full simmer. Do not cover.
Carefully pour mixture into a blender. You may need to blend in batches depending on the size of your blender & how much your mixture has simmered down. Add basil & blend until smooth. Return mixture to pot over low heat.
Add cream & butter and stir until butter is melted. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately ( do not allow mixture to boil once dairy items are added).
Enjoy with grilled cheese!