Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tomato Basil Pasta Soup

Lucky you, do I have a recipe for you!

This is my all time favorite soup recipe, Tomato Basil Pasta Soup.

I've been making this soup for years and I promise you, it will clear your sinuses on a cold winter's day and warm you up. It's just a tad spicy--not too much for the little ones. My kids love it.

The pasta, I think, is what makes it palatable for the kids. Seriously, what kid doesn't love pasta?

Have you ever wondered how to peel a tomato? Here's how you do it.

Cut a cross in the top of the tomato, submerge it in boiling water for about 2 minutes, and it will slide right off. It's the neatest thing.

I made lots of this soup to freeze when had to get our tomatoes off the vines before the frost hit. I kept some for myself and shared some with my friends and neighbors.

Now that you have a great recipe for tomato soup, go make oodles of it and freeze some for another meal or two. Just don't include the pasta in the portion you're going to freeze. You can add it once you reheat the soup.



  1. mmmmm, I love tomato soup! I'll have to try this one.

  2. Jill will you please email me? i have a question about digital scrapbooking.

  3. I had some extra tomatoes left over so I decided to make a batch of this soup. My only regret is I do not have any more tomatoes to make more. It tasted and smelled so good. I did freeze most of the batch for later use. Thanks for the tip and the great recipe.