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December 7, 2023

What’s Cooking – Homemade Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

First and foremost, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Joye Beasley, our Senior Compliance Specialist in the Travel Division. Joye has shared her favorite homemade tomato soup recipe, and we couldn't be more excited to pass it along to you!

Butter Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


  • 1 (28 ounces) can whole peeled tomatoes, San Marzano brand preferred
  • 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk, plus more as needed
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons Lemon Basil Pesto


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large Dutch oven or oven-safe stockpot, combine the tomatoes, quartered onion, butter, fresh thyme leaves, and a pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Roast the mixture until the onion becomes soft and fragrant, which should take about 20 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the roasted tomatoes and onion to a blender or food processor. Add the milk and blend until the mixture is completely smooth, which usually takes 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Return the blended mixture to the Dutch oven and warm it through over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the Lemon Basil Pesto. If desired, you can thin the soup with more milk. Don't forget to taste it and adjust by adding more pesto, salt, and pepper as needed.
  7. Enjoy this delightful soup with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich!

We'd like to once again express our gratitude to Joye Beasley for sharing this superb tomato soup recipe. It's not only delicious but also a heartwarming reminder of the wonderful connections we have within our team. Happy cooking, and may your homemade tomato soup be a source of comfort and joy!