Healthy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

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Healthy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Healthy and flavorful tomato basil soup made in the Crock Pot.  This Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup is the ideal easy vegetarian and vegan comfort food to warm up with on a chilly evening.

Tomato basil soup in a white bowl.

Hi everyone! I pulled the Crock Pot out yesterday to prepare this cozy soup and it was like I reunited with an old friend.  I really believe that the slow cooker is the perfect solution to dinner time drama.  Just pull it out early in the day and throw all the goodness in a pot and get an amazing meal like this Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup without much fuss.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

  • My Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup is comforting on a cold winter day, yet delightfully tomato-y even in the middle of summer.  It’s the perfect year-round soup.
  • By the time you come home, the house smells divine and your meal is almost complete.  This Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil soup recipe uses a little whirl of the immersion blender to finish it off. Easy, peasy!  
  • Soooo much amazing basil flavor…

Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup in a white bowl with basil garnish on top.

Healthy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients

You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make at home with just a few ingredients.

  • Canned whole tomatoes: You can also use fresh tomatoes, but I love how canned tomatoes are easy to pick up at any time of the year.
  • Celery: Finely chop for more even cooking and for easier blending.
  • Carrots: Finely chop for more even cooking and for easier blending.
  • Sweet onion: Adds mildly sweet flavor.
  • Vegetable broth: A great base for the soup that also adds flavor.
  • Garlic: Adds flavor that perfectly compliments the veggies in the soup.
  • Basil: Adds a sweet and pungent flavor that works well in tomato-based dishes like this tomato soup.
  • Bay leaf: Adds a subtle bitterness that prevents the soup from feeling “heavy”.
  • Salt and pepper

Tomato Basil Soup in the Crock Pot.

How do you make Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup?

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a Crock Pot or slow cooker.
  2. Cook the soup on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. When the veggies are soft and tender, the soup is done.
  4. Blend with an immersion blender (or blender) until the desired consistency is reached.
  5. Garnish with extra basil and parmesan.

Easy Vegetarian Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup in a white bowl.

How do you freeze Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup?

Allow the soup to cool before ladling it into freezer-safe containers or freezer bags, just make sure you don’t add any dairy before freezing it. Soup can be frozen for 4-6 months, and then thawed overnight in the refrigerator.

Tips for Making the Soup

  • If you don’t have an immersion blender a regular blender will work well too. Just blend in batches and be careful with the hot liquid.
  • You can add sour cream or plain Greek yogurt at the end as a garnish or blend it into the entire batch.

Easy Vegetarian Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup in a white bowl.

This tomato basil soup tastes so much better than the can in your pantry, it’s ridiculous.

I even packed some extra vegetables in the soup for nutrients.  Just don’t tell!  It will be our little secret as you make and recreate this sweet summer taste all year long.

Serve alongside a salad or even grilled cheese.

Enjoy!

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Easy Vegetarian Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup recipe

Healthy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Julie Wunder
Healthy and flavorful tomato basil soup made in the Crock Pot. Easy vegetarian and vegan comfort food to warm up with on a chilly evening.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Crock Pot, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • Crock pot

Ingredients
  

  • 3 28 oz cans whole tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups finely chopped sweet onion
  • 32 oz 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 4 cloves
  • 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, additional for garnish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, white if you have it
  • Parmesan Cheese shredded, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients in a large Crock Pot or slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours
  • When finely chopped veggies are very soft and cooked through the soup is done
  • Finish soup with an immersion blender or put in small batches in the regular blender
  • Garnish with additional basil and parmesan

Notes

  • You can make the soup creamier by adding sour cream or plain Greek yogurt at the end as a garnish or blend in well with entire batch. This makes a big batch and freezes well.
  • Allow the soup to cool before ladling it into freezer-safe containers or freezer bags, just make sure you don't add any dairy before freezing it. Soup can be frozen for 4-6 months, and then thawed overnight in the refrigerator.
  • If you don't have an immersion blender a regular blender will work well too. Just blend in batches and be careful with the hot liquid.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1489mgPotassium: 562mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 3880IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 2mg
Keyword soup, tomato
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By | 2020-09-05T07:47:03-04:00 September 5th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Soups|15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Deborah Brooks September 18, 2020 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I am so excited for soup season and tomato soup is always my favorite

  2. Leslie September 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    There’s just nothing better than a good, classic, tomato soup recipe! This is the ultimate comfort food!

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  6. Carol October 18, 2016 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I made this today and it is absolutely delicious, and I haven’t cared for tomato soup since I was a kid.
    I didn’t look up what packed basil leaves meant until after I dumped in 1/4 cup of dried basil (the stuff in he spice aisle). After I checked a conversion chart (2:1), I scooped out about half of it.
    I mixed in 1-1/4 (16 oz) cartons of sour cream at the end and used the immersion blender (which I bought just to make this recipe!) to blend it in.
    My granddaughter is a vegetarian and it can be challenging making meals for her. She loved this, as did my husband. Thanks!

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Oh no! Glad you got some of that dried basil out in time. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Kristi Byers May 29, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Have you tried this recipe as a cold soup and if so how was it?

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  10. andrea September 10, 2014 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Definitely going to try this one!

  11. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction September 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    So much better than from a can! This looks great!

  12. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Tomato basil soup is my favorite! I can eat it year round.

  13. Blane Sherer September 4, 2014 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Looks good. I’ll try it.

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