The simplest tomato soup is bursting with tomato flavor and is also rich and creamy. It's best when served with fresh bread or grilled cheese for dipping.
Recipe instructions Tomato Soup
Heat butter in a big pot at medium temperature while blending canned tomatoes, and puree them until smooth (you may prefer leaving some small chunks to have more texture in your soup).
Next, saute garlic for 30 seconds and add it to the pot with the tomato and chicken stock.
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Finally, mix in half of the basil and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
Divide the mixture into bowls and add cream, if desired. Finally, sprinkle the remaining basil on top.
Serve while still warm.