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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

This Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is chock full of nutrients and big, bold flavors. It’s both skinny AND rich at the same time. Perfect with crusty bread and a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan. 

roasted tomato basil soup

We’ve said our farewells to all the crops. Goodbye, Sweet Corn from our favorite local farm.

Adiós, Hearty Basil Plants from our little herb garden.

Sayonara, Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes that sprouted in our garden out of nowhere.

I’ll miss the Hulk-sized zucchini that transformed into glorious  One-Bowl Zucchini Carrot Bread. And lush homegrown kale that evolves beautifully into Kale, Brussels, and Cranberry Salad.

I’m just about to pluck off what remains of our heady, aromatic basil leaves and dry them for the fall-winter seasons. By the way, if you have any clue at all how to successfully grow basil in a pot indoors, please tell me now. All past indoor basil attempts have been grand ol’ disappointments. Calling all winter herb experts: help me out.

If the boys and the bulldog haven’t already munched the last of the cherry tomatoes, I may toss them into one final Bruschetta (Tomato Basil) Pasta before the yard is cleared out for the season.

So. Here’s one of our favorite ways to use up all the remaining tomatoes and basil. It’s fresh, cozy, and ultra comforting.

Hello to the most tantalizing Roasted Tomato Basil Soup ever slurped…

We aren’t shy with our garlic here. You’ll use 10 fresh garlic cloves. But really, who’s counting? Feel free to use even more if you’re a garlic fiend like I am.

Loads of fresh tomatoes combine with fire-roasted canned tomatoes to provide that ultra robust flavor. Pack in the basil, just pack it in. It might seem like 3 cups is a lot because it is. But trust us on this one; that basil melts magically into the soup. It’s key, so don’t skimp on the basil.

Once your lovely tomatoes are nice and roasty, it’s a dump-and-simmer deal. Roughly 30 minutes later, you’ll have a mouthwatering soup that’s ready to be blended into the smooth, velvety pot of goodness it was destined to be.

Here’s where you’ll want an immersion hand blender; it eliminates the need to fuss with transferring soup to a blender or straining hot liquid. Pretty much makes your soup-life so. much. easier. Plus, it’s weirdly fun to use.

But maybe don’t wear your favorite white shirt while making [or eating] this soup. Just a suggestion.

roasted tomato basil soup

This roasted tomato basil soup is both skinny and rich. It’s comforting and cozy. Healthy yet flavorful.

Imagine all that in a single bowl.

And yes to lots of crusty bread and generous shavings of fresh parmesan 😇

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

5 from 3 ratings
This Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is chock full of nutrients and big, bold flavors. It's both skinny yet rich at the same time. Perfect with crusty bread and a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amy Dong


  • 2 ½ lbs fresh, ripe tomatoes (any variety), sliced in half
  • 4 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz each cans fire roasted tomatoes with juicees
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 6 cups good quality chicken stock, vegetable stock, if you want it vegan
  • 1-2 tsp sugar, depending on sweetness of tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 400F with rack on middle position. In a large rimmed sheet pan, combine the tomatoes, 2 TB olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in an even layer for 45-60 min or until edges are nicely roasted.
  • While tomatoes are roasting: In a heavy large pot, add 2 TB olive oil and heat over medium until hot. Add onions and sauté 1 min. Add garlic and sauté another minute. Add the fire-roasted tomatoes with juices, stirring to combine. Add fresh basil, oregano, and chicken or vegetable stock. Stir to combine well.
  • Add your oven roasted tomatoes (and any liquid that may be on baking sheet) Bring to a low boil. Low boil for 30 minutes uncovered. Use an immersion hand blender to puree soup until it's the texture you desire. Add 1-2 tsp sugar to taste, if needed. Add additional kosher salt and/or black pepper as needed.
  • Serving ideas: freshly shaved parmesan cheese, additional leaves of basil, and crusty bread.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1298mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2083IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian American

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    • phyliciamarie

    It looks so hearty and yummy! I love tomato soups so this one I would love to try! it’s a skinny version of the usual tomato soups I’ve tried too.

    • What Fatemah Says

    I have to say I am pretty impressed by your food photography dear, make me hungry now!

    • Shub

    Heavenly! I love tomato basil soup and now I know how to make it too. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • fabiolazefi

    Omg! I am hosting a dinner on October 14 and I was thinking to make potato and leek soup but this sounds delicious! Thanks for the idea.

    • Courtney Klimka

    OOh that looks so delicious!! Tomato and basil is one of my absolute favourite flavour combinations and I LOVE it in soup form. I love that this recipe can be made vegan.

    • Fred

    I love tomato soup. My daughter loves everything tomato. I think this recipe will be very welcome here in our household.

    • Elizabeth O

    This tomato basil soup looks so delicious and tasty. This is perfect for winter. Will definitely try this recipe and I can’t wait.

    • Techfern Web Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful post.. YUMMY.. its a perfect place where i learn how to became a chef !! As i am foody.. so for me its a perfect site..!! Bookmarked

    • franckxethee

    The different bowl of soups looks really rich in taste. It can really be a good partner for a sumptuous meal.

    • nicoleflintkontrol

    This looks very hearty and comforting! Great for a Fall/Winter day! I love anything with tomatoes in it.

    • nicoleflintkontrol

    I love anything tomato! This would definitely be great for a cold day! Looks very hearty.

    • TheMrsTee

    You have officially made me want a big ol’ bowl of tomato basil soup! This looks so delicious. Tomato soup is one of my favorites but I don’t think I’ve ever had it like this before – I need to though!

    • Berangere Gr

    I am a big fan of our recipes, and hop I just pinned this one because it looks so GOOD! I don’t have tomatoes where I live 🙁 So I am keeping this for our next move!

    • Liza Perry

    Seriously your pictures are everything in this post! They are mouthwatering! Adding the cheese and I wanted to eat my laptop haha
    Thanks for sharing!

    • keisha1989
    • 5 stars

    This roasted tomato soup looks soooo good. I would love to have a bowl right now. I am glad you shared this recipe with us. The creamy chicken wild rice soup is also very interesting. Once I get the ingredients i will try both receipts.

    • Alicia Taylor at

    I’m definitely going to make this! I have a whole freezer full of fresh tomatoes I put away over the summer – and a ton of fresh, homemade veggie broth. It’s one of my hubby’s fave – along with a grilled cheese.

    • Hunter S. Jones
    • 5 stars

    Oh!!! I love, love your blog! Your recipes are so delish. Thanks for sharing your secrets with us. I’m going to try the chicken wild rice soup tonight. Yum!

    • Sin Yee

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I wanted to make this roasted tomato basil soup this coming weekend for dinner actually. Well, I don’t have to google now, just bookmarked! Thanks! 😀

    • Sadhna Shanker

    Wow loved the recipe. and will check out your blog for other recipes. Thanks.

    • debalino @sassandsmalls
    • 5 stars

    This would be all gobbled up by my husband and daughter, if I make any of these soups. But that Nacho chicken soup.. WOAH. I need that in my life 🙂

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