Tomato Basil Soup Recipe Has a Twist You'll Fall in Love With

How's that polar vortex treating you? Are you a little bit chilly, perhaps? That must mean it's time for soup! Because seriously, what's better than hot soup to warm you up when it's cold outside? An electric blanket and whiskey, that's what, but as this is a recipe post, and not a recipe for disaster post, let's sick with the soup, mmkay?

And this tomato basil soup with tortellini is ridiculously easy, so you don't even have to unsnuggle yourself from your mountains of blankets for very long at all. I'm going to call that a cold-weather winner.


Tomato & Basil Soup with Tortellini via Michael Verhoef

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 28 oz can whole tomatoes, roughly chopped, juices reserved
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 pound small cheese tortellini, cooked
  • 1/3 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • Crusty bread, to serve


1. Heat oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute until fragrant.

2. Add tomatoes and their juice, stock and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes until tomatoes have broken down and mixture is the consistency of a chunky soup. Adjust seasoning to taste.

3. Divide tortellini among serving plates and ladle in soup. Top with basil and parmesan. Serve with crusty bread.



Image via Michael Verhoef/Flickr

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