Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Canned Tomatoes

This Tomato Basil Soup (with Grilled Cheese) is my new comfort food favorite. The tomato soup is creamy, flavorful, and smooth and pairs perfectly with this easy grilled cheese! Don’t have basil? Omit it for the ultimate pantry staple soup.

healthy tomato soup recipe

Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Canned Tomatoes

I’ve had a lot of good tomato soup in my day, and this one is up there with all of my favorites. It’s rich and creamy, without any added dairy! The extra aromatic veggies add so much flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make with pantry staples! You will love this soup time and time again.

fresh tomato soup recipe

Do I need fresh tomatoes for tomato soup?

In a perfect world we’d have all these fresh tomatoes, but depending where you live and the season, it isn’t always a reality! You can make delicious (and easy) tomato soup without fresh tomatoes, and with canned tomatoes!

No basil? No problem!

You can omit the basil if you don’t have any fresh!

quick tomato soup recipe with canned tomatoes

What should I serve it with or garnish with?

  • My favorite is GRILLED CHEESE!
  • Croutons
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil

Want other comforting soup recipes? Try these favorites:

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

5.0 rating
1 reviews

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 40 minutes

Author: Lexi


Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese


  • Add oil or butter to your soup pot. Add in garlic, onions, carrots, celery, and cook for about 5-7 minutes over medium-low head, until onions are translucent and veggies are flagrant, but not browned.
  • Add in the tomatoes, spices, and vegetable broth. Save additional basil for garnish.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Transfer soup to a high-speed blender, add basil, and blend until smooth. You can use an immersion blender but it will need extra blending! Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve hot.
  • Make sandwich bread if making your own and let cool. Slice bread and place 2 slices of cheese in the centered. Brush bread with additional butter. Heat butter in a skillet and place grilled cheese in the skillet. Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes, covered, on each side until cheese is melted and bread is crispy.

  • Nutrition

    Loading nutrition data...

    This post is sponsored by AllModern. All opinions are 100% my own and I only work with brands that I 100% stand behind and personally use.

    What is your favorite comfort food dish?

    December 11, 2016

    You Might Also Like

    Join The Discussion

    5 Responses

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    How to Make a Parchment Paper Sling

    How to Make a Parchment Paper Sling

    Want to know the secret to perfectly cut brownies or bars? We’re showing you How to Make a Parchment Paper
    7 Tips for Having the Best Beach Day Ever

    7 Tips for Having the Best Beach Day Ever

    Nothing says “summer” quite like going to the beach — whether you’re packing up the family for a week in
    How a Nutritionist Decodes a Nutrition Facts Label

    How a Nutritionist Decodes a Nutrition Facts Label

    A nutrition label can be a useful tool to evaluate how healthy (or not) a food can be, but it

    Subscribe to Lexis Clean Living

    Join our email list to get instant updates and weekly summaries of our top content and special exclusive offers along with our free clean eating kickstart guide!

    This website may at times receive a small affiliate commission for products that we shared with you in our posts. Although we may receive a commission for linking certain products, there’s no additional costs to you and all of our opinion and suggestions are 100% our own and unbiased. That’s our promise to you!

    Prep Time
    Cook Time
    Total Time

    Author: Lexi



    Recipe Notes

    AdBlocker Detected
    Some elements of this website will not work correctly while your adblocker is enabled. Please disable your adblocker and reload the page.