Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

The taste is so fresh and delicious, you will want to serve this soup year-round. This goes perfectly with grilled cheese.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Make a roux with the butter and cornstarch in a large stock pot or Dutch oven; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Place the tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic in the blender and process until smooth. Stir the tomatoes into the hot butter mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, and add the milk and cream. Reduce heat and keep over low heat for 3–4 minutes; sprinkle with salt and pepper.