Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is a wonderful, heart-warming soup! During these cool fall days a batch of Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup will tantalize your taste buds with the savory tastes of basil, oregano, and bay leaf blended with the flavors of tomatoes, carrots, onions, and celery in a delicious cheesy broth.

I was searching last night on the Internet for a good Tomato Basil Soup recipe. I checked out several on Pinterest but they seemed pretty much the same old thing and I was looking for something a little different. I found 2 worthy recipes! I’ve already posted my Roasted Tomato Basil Soup and I’m quite hard pressed to decide which of these two I prefer. They are both excellent soup recipes. I would certainly consider making each of them for company.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup has a creamy base with half-and-half and Parmesan cheese added into the base. It also has more vegetables and they are not pureed and put back into the soup, so it’s a chunky soup. Both completely different tastes, both absolutely wonderful!

I have Karen Peterson at Utah.TodaysMama.com to thank for this fantastic recipe. You will want to try this easy crockpot recipe–it’s amazing. This would be a great recipe to take to someone who needs a meal along with some bread or rolls and maybe a pie or cake. It’s very filling and satisfying.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup can easily be made gluten free if you choose to use gluten free flour instead regular all-purpose flour. If you’re looking for an amazing soup to make on cool fall nights, Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup can’t be beat! I guarantee, you and your family will consume this delicious soup down to the last drop!

When I initially posted this recipe in October 2012, my pictures were still taken with an iPhone 3 which is quite inferior for food photography. I’ve been remaking all those first year pictures so that I could retake the pictures with my Canon.

I recently remade this delicious soup (November 2015) for a friend from church who recently had back surgery. I took him and his family a batch of this spectacular soup along with some Easy French Bread and Pecan Cheesecake Bars–three of my favorite recipes!

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Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is one of the best slow cooker soup recipes you’ll ever eat!

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

I served Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Easy French Bread.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Garnish Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with parsley, Texas Toast Caesar Croûtons, chives, Parmesan cheese, and/or chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Empty diced tomatoes into the crockpot. Add celery, onions, carrots, bay leaf, basil, oregano and chicken broth. You can substitute vegetable broth if you prefer. Stir ingredients in crock pot. Cook in crockpot on low for 5-7 hours.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

30 minutes before soup is done melt butter in saucepan. Add 1/2 cup flour and whisk to combine. Use a gluten free flour if you want a gluten free recipe. 

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Cook and stir roux continuously with whisk for 5-7 minutes. Remove bay leaf from crockpot. I checked the seasonings in the crockpot and they had dissipated considerably so I added 1 more tablespoon of basil and oregano. Add 1 cup tomato soup mixture to roux and stir.

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Work the tomato sauce into the roux.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Add 3 more cups of tomato soup mixture to roux and stir to combine.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Add the roux into the tomato soup mixture. 

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Add a cup of Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and 2 cups of half-and-half or cream. Stir to combine.

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Heat through an additional 30 minutes. Here’s what this delicious soup looks like now.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is so delicious – even finicky eaters will enjoy this soup.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is a great soup to make when you’re short on time because most of it is made in the crockpot. Then you only have about 15 more minutes of preparation time to get it to the finishing stages.

 

Here’s the recipe.

TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP

(Recipe adapted from Utah.todaysmama.com)

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Amazing soup recipe that's made in the crockpot. This one is not pureed so it maintains its chunky form. While completely different from many traditional Tomato Basil Soup recipes, this one is one of the best you'll ever eat.
Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings
Ingredients
CROCKPOT VERSION TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP:
STOVE-TOP VERSION TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP:
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings
Ingredients
CROCKPOT VERSION TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP:
STOVE-TOP VERSION TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP:
Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
CROCKPOT VERSION: TOMATO BASIL VEGETABLE SOUP:
  1. Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to a large slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours, until flavors are blended and vegetables are soft.
  3. About an hour before serving prepare a roux.
  4. Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add flour.
  5. Stir with a whisk for a few minutes.
  6. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.
  7. Add another 3 cups of hot soup and stir until smooth.
  8. Add the roux back into the slow cooker.
  9. Add Parmesan cheese, half and half or cream, and salt and pepper.
  10. Add additional basil and oregano if needed.
  11. Cover and cook on LOW for another 30 minutes or so until ready to serve.
STOVE-TOP VERSION TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN SOUP:
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart soup pot.
  2. Add celery, onions and carrots.
  3. Sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add basil, oregano, bay leaf, tomatoes, and chicken broth.
  5. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender (15 minutes).
  6. While soup simmers, prepare a roux.
  7. Melt butter over low heat, add flour and whisk until combined.
  8. Whisk and cook for a few minutes so flour browns lightly.
  9. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.
  10. Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth.
  11. Add roux back into soup pot.
  12. Simmer until soup begins to thicken.
  13. Add Parmesan cheese, half and half or cream, salt and pepper.
  14. Simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: Garnish soup with chives, more Parmesan cheese, fresh, chopped basil, and Texas Toast Caesar croutons, if desired.
NOTE: The slow cooker dissipates the effectiveness of spices, so add more if necessary.
Recipe adapted from Karen Petersen, Utah: Today's Mama.

 

 

[b]Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup[/b]
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://utah.todaysmama.com/2012/03/20/tomato-basil-parmesan-soup-in-the-slow-cooker-or-on-the-stove-top/” target=”_blank” title=”tomato basil parmesan soup”]Utah.TodaysMama[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Amazing soup recipe that’s made in the crockpot. This one is not pureed so it maintains its chunky form. While completely different from many traditional Tomato Basil Soup recipes, this one is one of the best you’ll ever eat.
Ingredients
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup flour (or use gluten free flour)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups half and half or cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to a large slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours, until flavors are blended and vegetables are soft.
  3. About an hour before serving prepare a roux.
  4. Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add flour.
  5. Stir with a whisk for a few minutes.
  6. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.
  7. Add another 3 cups of hot soup and stir until smooth.
  8. Add the roux back into the slow cooker.
  9. Add Parmesan cheese, half and half or cream, and salt and pepper.
  10. Add additional basil and oregano if needed.
  11. Cover and cook on LOW for another 30 minutes or so until ready to serve.
Notes
Garnish soup with chives, more Parmesan cheese, fresh, chopped basil, and Texas Toast Caesar croutons, if desired.[br][br]The slow cooker dissipates the effectiveness of spices, so add more if necessary.

 

[b]Stove-Top Version of Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup[/b]
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://utah.todaysmama.com/2012/03/20/tomato-basil-parmesan-soup-in-the-slow-cooker-or-on-the-stove-top/” target=”_blank” title=”tomato basil parmesan soup”]Utah.TodaysMama[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Amazing soup recipe that’s made in the crockpot. This one is not pureed so it maintains its chunky form. While completely different from many traditional Tomato Basil Soup recipes, this one is one of the best you’ll ever eat.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes with juice (you can use canned)
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup flour (or use gluten free flour)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups half and half or cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart soup pot.
  2. Add celery, onions and carrots.
  3. Sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add basil, oregano, bay leaf, tomatoes, and chicken broth.
  5. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender (15 minutes).
  6. While soup simmers, prepare a roux.
  7. Melt butter over low heat, add flour and whisk until combined.
  8. Whisk and cook for a few minutes so flour browns lightly.
  9. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.
  10. Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth.
  11. Add roux back into soup pot.
  12. Simmer until soup begins to thicken.
  13. Add Parmesan cheese, half and half or cream, salt and pepper.
  14. Simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Notes
The slow cooker dissipates the effectiveness of spices, so add more if necessary.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is a great soup to make on cool fall or winter nights when you want something to warm you up. Serve with Easy French Bread or the bread of your choice.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy, cheesy #soup is amazing. You won't want to stop after eating the first bite! Plus it's so easy because it's made in the #crockpot! #tomatoes #cheese

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup is a keeper. You will make this over and over again once you sample it the first time.

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    Chari November 23, 2014 (2:46 pm)

    Wonderful recipe! Easy to make and tastes fabulous right out of the pot! Thank you!

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      Teresa November 23, 2014 (4:25 pm)

      Thank you so much, Chari. I’m glad you enjoyed it. We loved this recipe too.

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    thepinkgourmet January 3, 2013 (9:55 am)

    This looks really good. Great for this type of winter weather.

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      Teresa January 3, 2013 (12:26 pm)

      It has the most fabulous taste. Try it sometime.It’s really wonderful.

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    Lindsey January 3, 2013 (9:15 am)

    I’m making this as I write to go with some cottage dill bread in my bread maker! My house smells divine! Thank you for the recipe! I LOVE a good pot of hearty soup during our cold Saskatchewan winters, and this one sounds especially nutritious and yummy.

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      Teresa January 3, 2013 (12:28 pm)

      We absolutely loved this soup recipe. I hope you enjoy it. The Cottage Dill Bread sounds wonderful too. I would love the recipe.

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    cindy knoke November 3, 2012 (9:30 pm)

    Teresa this looks delicious and so healthy!

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      Teresa November 3, 2012 (9:45 pm)

      It is one of the best soups I have ever tasted. You will love it!

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    trkingmomoe October 6, 2012 (5:49 am)

    Wonderful blog as always.

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      Teresa October 6, 2012 (1:30 pm)

      Thanks. I really love this recipe. It turned out so well. We’re going to have it again tonight!

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    Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist October 5, 2012 (11:00 am)

    Oh, wow, this looks amazing! I love all the step-by-step pictures, Teresa. Thank you for sharing.

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      Teresa October 5, 2012 (1:48 pm)

      I didn’t realize until just a few minutes ago that the featured picture never showed up with the post! I think I spend more time editing these posts than writing them in the first place! Oh, well!

      Thanks for your sweet comments. I do hope they are helpful for some. People like you who have been cooking for years probably don’t really need the step-by-step instructions, but there are so many young girls and women [and guys] growing up these days without the benefit of someone teaching them so they need the instruction they receive from the pictures. Plus this generation has grown up with so much technology that they need pictures or they won’t even try a recipe in many cases.

      Ok, back to the soup! It was delicious. I had a bowl for lunch today. Yum, yum. It is SOOOO fantastic. Actually, both of the tomato basil soups were delicious. I liked both of them so much better than the LaMadeline’s version. Try them sometime. I bet they will be a hit with your family, too. And, neither was labor intensive.

      I think they would be perfect with garlic bread, or a cheesy garlic bread, homemade rolls, or my Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits! I think I could eat those biscuits every night for dinner! [Unfortunately, if I did I would weigh 500 lbs!]

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