Winter calls for a warm, hearty soup, like this delicious version of Tomato Basil Soup from the Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, Tennessee!

Tomato Basil Soup


1 Qt Heavy Cream (“Mom” prefers organic half & half)
1 15oz can of crushed or diced Tomatoes
1 15oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 Qt Water
1 Tbsp Chicken Base
1/2 Cup of Dried or Fresh Basil
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Cup Graded Parmesan Cheese
1 Tsp Granulated Garlic


Bring water to a boil and add Chicken Stock. Add Tomato Sauce, Tomatoes, Basil, Salt & pepper. Thicken with a Roux or Cornstarch. Cook until thickened. Turn off heat and add cheese.

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