Hey friends! I’m back today to share a really good soup recipe with you. I thought I had shared this before, since I found a copycat recipe years ago for this, but looking online recently I found a really simple one and this one’s really good too. I’m talking about Le Madeleine Tomato Basil soup (found this recipe on Genius Kitchen online, click that link for recipe). It’s SO good and one of my favorite soups ever. When I go to the restaurant, I always have to get it because I love it so much. So making it at home is cost saving and delicious too. I can’t get mine as thick as their version, but it tastes so good, I’m fine with that part.
I love Red Gold tomatoes and have been buying them ever since I went to a brand event with them a few years ago. We did a taste test of canned tomatoes and I was convinced after doing the taste test that Red Gold has excellent tomatoes and they are very cost effective too at my local Kroger. Just thought I’d pass that along.
The soup has just a few ingredients with canned tomatoes being the main one, of course. With the addition of chicken broth and cream, it’s so delicious!
This recipe makes a large quantity of soup so be prepared for that. It definitely feeds a crowd and it’s great left over and warmed up on these cold days of winter. Edited to add: it is 4 cups pureed tomatoes and 4 cups broth (either vegetable or chicken broth). I used all chicken broth in mine, but you can use whatever you like.
Again, let me just say, I’m not a real food blogger. I don’t style all my food posts and get out the big camera and light equipment. I just cook the food that we’re eating and snap a pic to share with you, so I hope you enjoy. When I get excited about a recipe, I want to pass it on! The basil just makes it so tasty. I love this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich or just bread to dip in the soup if I’m just eating the soup. I made a batch and ate on it several days and then froze a couple of containers for later. Mark liked it too but not as much as I do, but he’s not a big soup fan. Soup in the winter is comfort food for me and this soup is that all the way! I can’t ever get it as thick as they do but it would probably take corn starch to thicken it up and I really don’t care if it’s thicker or not. The taste is outstanding!
Give it a try and let me know what you think.