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Creamy Pesto Tomato Soup

Classic tomato soup gets a fun makeover with the delicious addition of pesto! This smooth and creamy soup is amazing with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional basil and shredded Parmesan cheese for topping optional


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high, bring crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, pesto, and garlic to a slow simmer.
  • Stir in cream and basil and stir frequently until bubbly. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle hot soup into serving bowls and garnish with additional basil and Parmesan cheese if desired.


Store soup in refrigerator up to 3 days.