Really Easy ‘Free’ Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

Ever since I started following Weight Watchers years ago I have been pretty good at finding recipes that are healthy and quick to make as well as fit in with the Weight Watchers plan – although I don’t follow it strictly anymore.

Tomato and Basil Soup is something that I have made religiously for years now. It’s ‘free’ on Weight Watchers Simple Start and also Filling & Healthy plans meaning you can eat as much as you like – until you feel full. I like to have it with Warburtons Thins to dunk but it’s equally as good by itself.

Really Easy 'Free' Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

It’s a great alternative to a roasted tomato basil soup and is just such an easy tomato soup to make. You can add some tomato paste to make it thicker, add some garlic, switch the basil for a sprinkle of chilli flakes to add some heat and use fresh basil instead of dried if you have any to hand. You could even add some sun dried red peppers to the mix – you’ve got to love tomato based soups. And, if you’re not following a diet plan serve it alongside grilled cheese sandwiches. The perfect delicious lunch!

This is such an easy alternative to using fresh tomatoes but when I have more time I love to roast tomatoes, onions and garlic cloves in a little olive oil before adding some vegetable broth and blitzing to make an amazing fresh soup. Instead, when I have little time and want something quick, simple and delicious this is the recipe I choose.

Here’s our Really Easy ‘Free’ Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe:

Prep Time: 0 mins Cooking Time: 15 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 500g passata
  • dried basil or basil leaves to taste

Recipe

  • Put the chopped tomatoes and passata in a pan and bring to the boil. Add the dried basil – I usually give it a really good sprinkling but add as much as you like – you can never really add too much!
  • Boil for ten minutes or until it’s hot throughout and then remove from the heat and blitz with a hand blender or immersion blender.
  • Serve immediately but can also be frozen and lasts for a couple of days in the fridge.

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Really Easy ‘Free’ Tomato and Basil Soup

Tomato and Basil Soup is something that I have made religiously for years now. It’s ‘free’ on Weight Watchers Simple Start and also Filling & Healthy plans meaning you can eat as much as you like – until you feel full. I like to have it with Warburtons Thins to dunk but it’s equally as good by itself.
Course lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 800 g chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g passata
  • dried basil to taste

Instructions

  • Put the chopped tomatoes and passata in a pan and bring to the boil. Add the dried basil – I usually give it a really good sprinkling but add as much as you like – you can never really add too much!
  • Boil for ten minutes or until it’s hot throughout and then remove from the heat and blitz with a hand blender.
  • Serve immediately but can also be frozen and lasts for a couple of days in the fridge.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

2 thoughts on “Really Easy ‘Free’ Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe”

  1. Ooh that’s a nice simple recipe. I hate bought tomato soup, much prefer to make it myself so I’ll be trying this. Although I have no idea what passata is so I’m off to look that up!

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  2. I used to make soup all the time but I haven’t done it for ages. This one looks yummy though – you can’t beat tomato soup! If you fancy one that’s a bit more filling (I don’t know how it would do on the Weightwatchers front though) just add a tin of butter beans. When you blend it they make the soup go a bit creamy and it does fill you up more too.

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