Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Tomato Basil Soup is a wonderful comfort food anytime of year. This recipe for chunky tomato basil soup will quickly become a favorite.


Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe | Add a Pinch

Tomato soup is well-known as a comfort food. It’s rich creaminess just soothes me from the minute I take a bite and this chunky tomato basil soup takes that comforting classic to a whole new level.

My obsession with this soup began sort of innocently. My mother and I visited a restaurant in Atlanta one day for lunch and enjoyed their delicious tomato basil soup. It was pureed to perfection. I recreated their tomato basil soup at home over and over and then one time, I didn’t puree it nearly as much as I should have. And I loved it even more! Now, you can certainly puree it as much as you like just to make sure that it fits your preference perfectly.

Now that I have created it just like I like it, it’s hard for me to imagine going back to any other tomato soup recipe. This one is just right!

Here’s how I make it.

Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Chunky tomato basil soup makes a favorite soup recipe. Made of tomatoes, chicken stock, and basil, this homemade tomato soup recipe is a must-make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 6 cups peeled chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • pinch of salt


  • Place tomatoes and chicken stock in stockpot.
  • Throw in basil leaves and simmer over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Use a hand-held blender in your stockpot and blend for a few minutes, leaving chunks in the soup.
  • Add in cream, butter and pinch of salt and allow to simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.



10 comments on “Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe”

  1. I adore homemade soups. And tomato basil is near the top of my list of favorites. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  2. one of The Professor’s favorite meals – evah! and i happen to prefer chunky tomato soup!

  3. I have all of these ingredients, so I definitely need to try this. This soup will go perfectly with the grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve been eating every day!

  4. LOVE Tomato Basil Soup – definitely adding to my recipe collection!

  5. Wish I could just pull up a chair and sit right down at that lovely table! Looks DELISH!!!!

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  8. Basic beginner question…do I take the seeds out of the tomatoEs first?
    AND…I cannot wait to try this…LOVE TOMATO SOUP!!

  9. Tomato Basil Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich……Yum!!!!!!
    Pinning it!!

  10. Hello what Type of tomatoes do you use thank you !!!

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