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Tomato Basil Soup in a Bread Bowl

Comfy food is acceptable any time of year! At our house, we eat a soup and a sandwich year round even when it’s very hot outside. It’s a great way to have your kids eat their vegetables. This delicious Tomato Basil Soup recipe and very creamy and tasty. Your guests will love the soup presentation in a bread bowl. Enjoy!

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Tomato Basil Soup in a Bread Bowl

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 – 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 -15 oz cans of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 fresh bunch basil, washed and torn into small pieces
  • 4 bread bowls

The Tomato Basis Soup is so easy to make! This is how you do it:

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SOUP DIRECTIONS

Pour olive oil into a large pot heating until hot on medium heat. Add your onions and cook until soft about 5 minutes. Toss in the minced garlic and continue to cook while seasoning with salt and pepper stirring occasionally. Add can of crushed tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil then allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Next, transfer your soup into a food processor blending until smooth. Return pureed soup back to pot, again on medium heat. Lower the heat and allow to simmer while adding the heavy cream stirring to incorporate the two together. Add about ½ of the chopped basil. Let this sit and simmer for another 15 minutes or longer if you prefer a thicker soup.

BREAD BOWLS:

Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Remove the bread top, then hollow out the middle with a fork or your fingers, leaving a thick bread shell.

Scoop the soup into each bread bowl and garnish each with remaining basil.

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Tomato Basil Soup in a bread bowl

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Delicious Tomato Basil Soup Recipe In A Bread Bowl

Lyne Proulx
This Tomato Basil Soup recipe and very creamy and tasty. Your guests will love the soup presentation in a bread bowl.
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Canadian, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bunch fresh basil washed and torn into small pieces
  • 4 bread bowls

Instructions
 

Tomato Basil Soup

  • Pour olive oil into a large pot heating until hot on medium heat. Add your onions and cook until soft about 5 minutes. Toss in the minced garlic and continue to cook while seasoning with salt and pepper stirring occasionally.
  • Add can of crushed tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil then allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Next transfer your soup into a food processor blending until smooth.
  • Return pureed soup back to pot, again on medium heat. Lower the heat and allow to simmer while adding the heavy cream stirring to incorporate the two together.
  • Add about ½ of the chopped basil. Let this sit and simmer for another 15 minutes or longer if you prefer a thicker soup

Bread bowls

  • Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around.
  • Remove the bread top, then hollow out the middle with a fork or your fingers, leaving a thick bread shell.
  • Scoop the soup into each bread bowl and garnish each with remaining basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 12gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1361mgPotassium: 727mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1412IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 14mg
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. oh my my mouth is watering. This looks so delicious. I love the idea of having it in a bread bowl as oppose to dipping bread in your soup. What a fabulous recipe especially for this time of year

  2. This sounds so delicious and I know it’s a must try for me.I love tomato soup and am anxious to try this recipe with the basil in it.

  3. I’ve always loved dipping bread in soup . Been meaning to try a bread bowl . Awesome recipe , going to try it , thanks 🙂

    • You can use milk, but the soup won’t be as creamy and the consistency might not be as thick and more liquidy. You might need to add flour? You would need to try it to see if you like it.

    • Not sure how to do this… you need a decent amount of thick bread for the soup not to go through, so I would say make your grilled cheese on the side or it will be huge bread slices with the soup in the middle of the grilled cheese:)

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