Creamy tomato basil soup

Oct 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Skip the fancy night out and get cozy in your living room with your favorite board games. Add a warm meal and a bottle of wine and you'll have an adult version of game night.

Tomato basil soup

No need to dress up for this one — just put on some sweats and light the fire. Unwind by spending the evening indoors, playing board games with your sweetie. There is something about a fun game that makes you forget your worries and takes you back to a time when life was simpler. Some games are more fun with others, so invite over a few other couples and create a friendly competition out of your favorite childhood games.

While you are getting warmed up, this hearty tomato soup will be filling your house with a delicious aroma. Serve it with crusty French bread, a fresh salad and a glass of Merlot.

Creamy tomato basil soup

Serves 4


  • 1 (28 ounce) can of whole stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes with garlic and basil
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Add the ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on high for three to four hours. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Cook for another hour.
  2. Serve topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Watch: How to have a family game night

Start a tradition of family game night in your home. Everyone will enjoy the time together laughing, learning and bonding.


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