5 from 2 votes
Tomato and basil soup in a bowl topped with three croutons
30-Minute Tomato and Basil Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy, healthy and packed with flavor, this creamy tomato and basil soup is a cozy 30-minute lunch or dinner recipe for busy days!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy tomato soup, tomato soup
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can vegetable broth (about 2 cups) (I used low-sodium, but regular is fine too)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream (or sub with half-and-half, or even fat free half-and-half)
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (about 3-5 minutes).
  2. Stir in bay leaves. Add tomatoes, broth, brown sugar, and fresh basil. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Discard bay leaves.
  5. Use an immersion blender (or a regular blender in batches) to puree the soup. Stir in the cream.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Tips For Making Tomato And Basil Soup;

Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Tomato and Basil Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.3g11%
Saturated Fat 3.7g23%
Cholesterol 20.4mg7%
Sodium 108.1mg5%
Carbohydrates 14.7g5%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.