Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage – Well, I really thought soup season was over. But alas, we had another rainy, cold weekend here in ATL. Hopefully, it was the last!! It did, however, allow me to make a delicious pot of soup on Friday afternoon.

This was probably the easiest soup I’ve ever made. And one of the tastiest! I actually made it as soon as I got home from school and ate it right up!!

I’m not usually a huge fan of sausage in general, but it definitely worked well in this soup.

I used Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil sauce and it paired very nicely! Any changes are noted in red. In a way, I hope your weather allows you to enjoy this soup!

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage

Creamy tomato basil soup with sausage

Picky Palate


  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (stacked, rolled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 26 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce or homemade sauce
  • 1 14.5 oz diced tomatoes, partially drained
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 1/2 Cups half and half
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


1. Place olive oil and onion into a medium sized dutch oven over medium heat.

2. Add sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic.

3. Stir in basil leaves, pasta sauce, tomatoes, water, half and half, salt and pepper.

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4. Cook until warm then reduce heat to low.

5. Simmer until ready to serve.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage

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