Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall!!

As promised, I am back to post a soup recipe for the first day of Fall 2016!

You can always find my tried and true recipes over on the right column, just click posts that have recipes, I have clam chowder, cheeseburger soup, gazpacho, ham potato, plus plenty of other good things I have labeled as recipe posts.

So this soup recipe is for tomato basil soup, it goes great with grilled cheese sandwiches;


  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (Splurge on the best brand- San Marzano)

  • 1 11.5 ounce can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail : V-8 juice- I like the spicy!

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth

  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips, use to your liking I usually do 10 and taste, they can be powerful sometimes.

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 

  • I know the butter and cream is a bit much, I like to think I am balancing that out because of the V-8 juice!


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted. Serve with a Caesar salad or grilled cheese sandwiches!

1 comment:

Sara said...

Yummy!! Happy fall to you too! I wish you a fall full of delicious soups!