Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh BasilMy daughter was home from school with a terrible cold so I decided to make a pot of soup. I found this recipe on Suzie the Foodie and decided to give it a try. I loved the flavor the roasted tomatoes and garlic gave to this soup as well as the fresh basil. It was hearty, healthy and very filling. My entire family enjoyed this soup, especially me. I served it with Marjie’s Cool Rise French Bread and my House SaladΒ for a delicious meal.

Roasted Garlic Tomato and Basil Soup:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original Recipe by Suzie the Foodie and Oprah Magazine Cookbook
  • Roasted garlic
  • Roasted grape tomatoes with basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes with basil
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable or chicken broth
  • White sugar, to taste (optional)

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roast the garlic and tomatoes (click links above for instructions).

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat then add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the mixture then add the roasted tomatoes, two cans of tomatoes, basil, oregano, bay leaf, vinegar, and broth. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Let the soup simmer for 2 hours. Remove the bay leaf then blend the soup using an immersion blender until thoroughly mixed. Taste the soup and add sugar if you want your soup slightly sweet, more sea salt, or freshly cracked pepper if needed. You can also add 1/2 cup of milk or cream if you want a richer and creamier soup. If you want a thin soup, pour through a strainer. If you want a heartier soup, leave as is. Serve and enjoy.

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil


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45 Responses to “Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil”

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    Debbi Smith — April 16, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    I love, love, love tomato soup. Sadly, I am the only one in the house who does so I don't make it too often. It sounds delicious!


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    Marjie — April 16, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    I've been looking for a way to make tomato soup without peeling fresh tomatoes! This is beautiful!


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    PeggyR — April 16, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    I've been looking for a good tomato/basil soup recipe. I'll have to try this. I hope your daughter is feeling better!


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    Jason — April 16, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    One of my favorite soups! You are the best mom, Pam πŸ™‚


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    Sushma Mallya — April 16, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    Wow what a beautiful soup, love the flavour of basic and roasted garlic in it…must be yummmm


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    Bit of Butter — April 16, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Mmm, this soup looks lovely! Just stopping by to say hello!


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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — April 16, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    This looks wonderful, a definate try next time we have a cool day. Diane


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    Amanda — April 16, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    Sounds like it would go great with a grilled cheese sandwich.


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    Carmen Rosa — April 16, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    I hope that she is better, this so restorative soap surely that it will help her.
    Good weekend


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    pity — April 16, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    i lve tomato soup, and this one looks so authentic and delicious! wel done, cheers from london


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    Ana Powell — April 16, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Nothing will cure a cold like a good homemade soup.
    Your soup recipe sounds delicious x.


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    grace — April 16, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    believe it or not, i've never made tomato soup with canned tomatoes, which means i've never had tomato soup in the winter or spring. that realization makes me a little sad, so i think your recipe is certainly worth a try!


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    Joanne — April 16, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    I am a huge fan of tomato soup lately, especially since this calls for roasted tomatoes! Definitely on the to-try list.


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    5 Star Foodie — April 16, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    A beautiful color for this delicious tomato soup!


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    Live.Love.Eat — April 16, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    And a wonderful bowl of soup to go with that bread. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!


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    noble pig — April 16, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    I love the color!


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    The Blonde Duck — April 16, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

    I bet it cured her!


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    Jenn — April 16, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    I hope you're daughter gets well soon. Luckily, tomato soup is a perfect cure for colds. Well… also chicken soup. They both go hand in hand. πŸ™‚


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    Kitchen Butterfly — April 16, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    Yay, soup I can make as soon as my passata is ready (shortcuts I know ). It looks smooth and packed with flavour


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    Sandi — April 16, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    That looks lovely Pam….really really nice. I think red photographs really well too.


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    whisk-kid — April 17, 2010 @ 12:50 am

    What an awesome mom! This sounds delicious!


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    Leslie — April 17, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    A perfect bowl of tomato soup. I hope your daughter feels better soon!


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    Talia — April 17, 2010 @ 2:02 am

    Yum! I definitely need a good tomato soup recipe. The last recipe that I used was no good. Thanks for sharing!


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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — April 17, 2010 @ 3:53 am

    What a Mum you are, making something so healthy and delicious for your daughter in her hour of ick. Hope she's feeling well soon.


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    teresa — April 17, 2010 @ 3:55 am

    this is gorgeous, i love the fresh basil in there too!


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    Kerstin — April 17, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    What a lovely soup – I wish I was warming up with a big bowl right now!


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    Amy — April 17, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    This looks so easy to make. I love all things tomato, so this is exactly what I love. Thanks for sharing.


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    Chris — April 17, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    That is a beautiful bowl of soup, it would make me feel better just by looking at it! Hope she's feeling well soon.


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    Jacqueline — April 17, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Mmmmmm, does sound good, I do like a fresh tomato soup.

    Would you like to enter this for this month's No Croutons Required? If you do, just add a link and let me know πŸ™‚


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    fittingbackin — April 17, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    Added to the short list! πŸ™‚

    Where did you get the whole tomatoes with basil? If I can't find them do you think it would be okay to use ones w/out basil? Thanks!


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    Cathy — April 17, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    What a beautiful soup, Pam. Tomato is one of my favorites and I have some roasted ones in the freezer that will be perfect. I can almost taste that intense tomato flavor.


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    Food recipes — April 17, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Tomato recipes of this type are rare so this recipe is so much appreciated. This is a pleasantly spicy – freshly cracked pepper – recipe with lot of herbs. Basil is mainly seen as a condiment but it has many health benefits. It contains antioxidants like vitamins C and A, plus beta carotene which help reverse the aging process.


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    Jen_from_NJ — April 17, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    I have had the oddest craving lately for grilled cheese and tomato soup – a childhood favorite. This looks like the perfect tomato soup. I hope that your daughter is feeling better.


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    ~RED~ — April 17, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    it being a rainy chilly day here in New England , this sounds excellent!


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    Julie — April 17, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    I'm usually not a huge tomato soup fan, but this looks so flavorful, I'd love to give it a try!


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    Valen — April 17, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    This looks super delicious!


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    tasteofbeirut — April 17, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    I love tomato soup but I have never tried one by roasting garlic and tomatoes; I bet it makes these veggies stand out! Great, I will do that next time!


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    Lynda — April 18, 2010 @ 3:06 am

    I've bookmarked this to try- looks delicious Pam!


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    Paula — April 18, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Hope your little sous chef is feeling much better. Your soup certainly would make me feel quite happy with every spoonful! Gorgeous color and terrific recipe. Pam does it again! YUM!


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    Cherine — April 18, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    This is a lovely colorful soup!


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    Nordicblogger — April 18, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    This definitely looks like a soup I want to try!


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    Raina — April 18, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    Hi saw you on Gonna Want Seconds. This soup looks amazing. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks.


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    ~~louise~~ — April 19, 2010 @ 1:15 am

    Gorgeous picture, Pam! I just wanted to jump in that bowl!!! I adore tomato soup and yours looks heavenly:) I bet your daughter felt much better after this…


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