If you're in the mood for something warm and comforting, this creamy tomato and basil soup is just the thing. Made with fresh, ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil, and a creamy texture, it's the perfect meal for a chilly day.


  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and place them cut-side up on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast the tomatoes for 25-30 minutes, or until they are soft and slightly caramelized.
  5. In a large pot, heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat.
  6. Add the onion and garlic and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the roasted tomatoes and broth to the pot and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it is smooth.
  10. Stir in the heavy cream and chopped basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve hot, garnished with additional basil if desired.


  • If you don't have an immersion blender, you can transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth, working in batches if necessary.
  • For a vegan version, use vegetable broth and omit the heavy cream.
  • This soup pairs well with crusty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.


This creamy tomato and basil soup is a comforting and satisfying meal that is easy to make and perfect for a chilly day. With fresh ingredients and a creamy texture, it's sure to become a new favorite in your household.

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