Fresh, delicious and really quick to make. 30 minute tomato basil soup is comfort food in a snap that used fresh tomatoes and basil with a long, slow-cooked taste.
The seasons are changing and it’s time to start thinking about the cozy comfort foods for the fall and winter seasons, which also means it’s time to start eating soups (or if you’re like me you’ve been eating them all year long).
Second to chicken soup (or first for some) I think tomato soup is the most comforting of soups. It’s what I always asked for when I was feeling under the weather when I was growing up. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you can open a can of soup, you can MAKE THIS SOUP. Make a big batch over the weekend, freeze it or keep it in the fridge for those late work nights. You’ll be glad you did.
This soup is about as fresh as you can get and it comes through because of the use of fresh tomatoes.
To give the soup thickness and texture I added cannellini beans. 99% of the time I’m a huge advocate of using dried beans, but this is one of the times I opt for canned over dried because of the soft texture of the canned beans they blend up easier.
But wait, we’re not finished… This is a popular comforting soup and what goes better with tomato soup than ANYTHING? Grilled cheese! This meal would not be complete without it, I’m bringing you a triple grilled cheese. Two cheeses on the inside and one on the outside. Whaaat? Yes! I had this meal twice in one day because it is one really great meal (or two in my case).