The BEST Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Like I mentioned in my latest Sunday Lately post I can’t believe that I hadn’t shared the recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup on here! I’ve been making it for years but I guess I just never got around to it.

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This soup is amazing. It’s very simple and easy to make and so, so delicious. We always at least double the recipe so we can freeze it and it freezes really well. And if you grow tomatoes and basil in a garden like we do it’s a great way to use up all that produce when it explodes on you like our tomatoes and basil are doing right now. (Seriously you want some tomatoes?)

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe from Annie’s Eats

Ingredients
– 3 lbs. ripe tomatoes halved with seeds scooped out
– ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. olive oil (eyeball it)
– 1 tbsp. kosher salt (eyeball it)
– 1½ tsp. black pepper (eyeball it)
– 2 tbsp. butter
– 2 cups chopped onion
– 6 cloves garlic, minced (I put in WAY more. Always more garlic. ALWAYS.) 
– ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (eyeball it – depends on how spicy you like it!)
– 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes
– 2 cups fresh basil leaves, torn
– 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
– 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock (swap for vegetable broth to make this truly a vegetarian meal)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. Halve and de-seed the tomatoes. Spread the tomato halves out on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with ¼ cup of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss around to combine and roast the tomatoes for 45 minutes.

2. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the butter and heat until the butter is melted. Add the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly soften about 7-10 minutes. Add in the canned tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil, thyme and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, 40 minutes.

3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until completely smooth.I love using our immersion blender. It’s so much fun! Enjoy!

Random fact: I love using our immersion blender. It’s so much fun! You could probably add croutons or cheese to this soup but it honestly doesn’t need it – it stands on its own. I’ve eaten it twice since making it and then froze the rest for later and also for fear that I would eat the entire pot! (That I had doubled in the first place!)

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Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Bookmarked!!
    Tomato soup is my favorite <3

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