Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

My friend Marianne is a genius in the kitchen.  She has been one of my favorite sources for new recipes, especially since we both love to bake.  I still haven’t forgiven her for moving to Alaska, but that’s another story.

While she’s busy being a pastor’s wife in Alaska, I’m still here in Texas making her fabulous Tomato Basil Soup.  In the slow cooker.

Tomato Basil Soup.  Slow Cooker.  What’s not to love about this pair?

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup MamaGab

Ingredients:

2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes

2 14 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes

3 Cups chicken broth

2 Tbsp dried basil  (I used fresh basil from our garden, so convert this to 6 Tbsp fresh basil if you prefer).

6 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp salt

1/4 Cup melted butter

2 Cups heavy cream (or milk if you prefer–I’ve even used skim.  It changes the texture but lightens it up if you’re watching calories).

1/2 Cup parmesan (or 4 cheese Italian mix)

 

Directions

Blend the canned tomatoes together in a food processor or blender.  Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and let it cook on low for a few hours.  We love this with homemade french bread or my dinner rolls.

In a hurry?  Simmer the first 6 ingredients for 30 minutes and then slowly stir in the dairy ingredients, stirring constantly until melted and creamy.

This recipe is linked up at Weekend Potluck!

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  1. This sounds to die for delicious! I’m so glad I saw it under your comment on my blog because I raced right over to see the recipe. Yum!
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  2. I typically by the Amy’s Organic tomato soup because I always feel like other tomato soups don’t taste right. I love that this recipe can use all fresh ingredients and I can control the sodium intake. I will definitely put this on the menu.
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    • Yes, I love tomato basil soup, but almost every jarred soup out there has a funny taste. I think it’s the preservatives. Amy’s is a good choice for that reason. But this stuff is amazing and so easy that you won’t want to buy it anymore.

  3. I am in love with my slow cooker so I think I’ll have to try this! Thanks for the recipe.
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  4. Oh my gosh I love tomato basil soup so much! I’ve never made it in the slow cooker though. I need to try this!
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  5. There is something so comforting about tomato soup, with a unfriendly virus taking over our house this past week, this recipe is a must make.
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  6. I would LOVE to sit down under a warm blanket and dip a gooey grilled cheese sandwich in this soup.
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  7. Tomato soup is my favorite! Can’t wait to try your version in my slow cooker!! Thank you and pinned!
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  8. Oh I am pinning this for later! I love tomato soup!!
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  9. Love the fact that this is cooked in the slow cooker! Super delish and perfect for days like this!
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  10. Love the idea of adding basil. Sounds good! Here from SITS 🙂
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  11. This sounds so good I am going to go make it right now before I go to work to have for supper tonight. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. I love tomato and basil together!! And in a slow cooker recipe – perfection!!
    Found you at the mixing bowl party!!
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