Rich Tomato Basil Soup Copycat {la Madeleine' Is My Favorite}


la Madeleine' Tomato Basil Soup Copycat

Today it is raining like crazy here in Northeast Texas.  We experienced a dangerous drought this Summer and early Fall, so we are not complaining.  Today is a perfect day for soup and my Tomato Basil Soup is a quick and  hearty tomato soup to warm you up.

la Madeleine' Tomato Basil Soup Copycat

My favorite place to eat Tomato Basil Soup is at a la Madeleine' Country French Cafe --  so much so that I had to find out how to make it.  I found this copycat recipe that is the closest to la Madeleine's  so far.  Their Signature Tomato Basil Soupe is available at Sam's, and I must say I do buy it occasionally, but it is pretty pricy and doesn't go very far --  so this soup is a fill in until I make it to my favorite eating place.


Tomato Basil Soup Copycat
Slightly Adapted from:  Houston Press Blog

Ingredients:
4 cups tomatoes, peeled, cored, and chopped  (I used  4 cups canned whole tomatoes, crushed)
4 cups tomato juice (or mixture of tomato juice and vegetable juice)
12-14 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (I used1 tablespoon of basil paste -- you can find this in the fresh produce isle with the fresh herbs)
1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter, sliced
1/4-1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
salt to taste

Directions:
Combine tomatoes and tomato juice (or tomato and vegetable juice combination) in a saucepan.  Simmer 30 minutes.

Add basil leaves and puree in food processor (or you can use a hand held blender/mixer) until smooth and thick, not watery.

Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, stirring constantly over low heat until creamy smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.

Cook's Note:   I like using a food processor to puree, because you can better control how evenly it purees.


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20 comments :

  1. Oh Yum!! I love la madeleine soup! thanks for sharing- must try it...

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  2. I love tomato soup, but won't eat a raw tomato! Tomato soup and a grilled cheese, always a winning combo! It looks delicious!

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    1. Kathleen ~ that is the way my G'daughter is...she will not touch a tomato, but loves Tomato Basil Soup and has to have a grill cheese sandwich with it! Love that girl...

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  3. I, too, love La Madeleine's tomato basil soup. I've seen the recipe but have never made it. You're giving me the inspiration!

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  4. Sounds wonderful! Love tomato soup. Pat

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  5. Oh yum! this looks quick and easy and delish!

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  6. Hi Kay,
    I head for La Madeleine every chance I get and always have the Tomato Basil with a salad, I love this soup. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Oh Yum! Never heard of the soup and your recipe looks really good. So does your grilled cheese sandwich! Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Tomato basil soup + grilled cheese = my FAVORITE cold weather meal! I have never tried to make my own, but I think I will be adding these ingredients to my shopping list for today :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. YUM!! Saw you on country mama cooks!

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  10. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm - this could be my all time favorite meal - so satisfying and delicious
    Mary x

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  11. There's nothing that comes close to a hearty homemade soup. This looks delicious! When I think about it, I'm not sure that I've ever eaten a bowl of tomato soup without a grilled cheese sandwich to go along with it. Yumm!

    Thanks for the delicious recipe and thanks for the pin too!

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  12. This looks so delicious. Perfect for a fall day. Come visit us. We have a terrific molten cocoa cake recipe and fat free sweet potato souffle to share.

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  13. Definitely my kind of soup!
    Tomatoes and basil - wonderful combination
    I'd eat a bowl of this soup anytime

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  14. This is one of my favorite soups! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fab! I hope to see you again this weekend! :)

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  15. I like Tomato Basil soup, but my hubby loves it! I have to make this for him! Patsy

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  16. I love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it?
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=23692
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---

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  17. this looks so delicious I hope you'll add this and any of your other posts to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe was featured on Today's Menu Round Up
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    Please go grab a "featured" button.
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    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday #26!
    ---Sheryl---

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  19. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it. I am a new follower via the hop (Facebook). I would love it if you had a moment to visit and follow my blog. Donna

    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

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