ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Main Dish & Side Dish Recipes»
  • Soup Recipes

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Updated on August 13, 2015

Please Rate this recipe!

Cast your vote for Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Not your mom's tomato soup

When I was a kid, few things got me as excited as when my mom would make us tomato soup with grilled cheese. I would slurp down that hot-like-lava goodness, burnt tongue be damned! And that ooey-gooey grilled cheese was only better dipped in the soup.

As an adult, I still love this comfort food classic as much as ever. Here's my spin on it, which just makes it a little more amazing, but no more difficult than opening a can and adding water!

CC SA | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: about 6 servings


  • 2 cans Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 32 oz 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 5 quart soup pot, except cheese. Bring to low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Serve with a nice, crusty, toasted baguette. TIP: Flavors marry more overnight. Make a day ahead and reheat for best results. (Omit cheese the day before and repeat these instructions before serving.)
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories 232
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 33 mg11%
Sodium 1020 mg43%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Recipe by Matthew Ryczko


Thank you for reading!

If you like this recipe, please click here to share it.

I love hearing your feedback, or suggestions for what I should cover next, so PLEASE leave me a comment below.

If you have questions, comment below. I do read and respond! It's always an open discussion in my articles :)

Be sure to follow me on Hubpages for new articles!

You can follow me on Facebook at:

And on Twitter @yourcoachmatt

For more information about personal coaching, book your free consultation from the 'Book Now' tab at


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Matthew Ryczko profile image

      Matthew Ryczko 3 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks, Dee! I 'test kitchened' a stove-top mac and cheese recipe today that will be the next one going up soon :) Maybe I'll do an interesting grilled cheese after that one. Tomato soup definitely needs grilled cheese with it!

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I miss my mom's tomato soup. Your recipe reminded me of how good it can be with a grilled cheese (what about this recipe next?).