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Tomato & Basil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Tomato and Basil soup is a popular classic. It is so easy to make – either in a soup maker or in a pot on the stove, blending once cooked.

tomato and basil soup in soup maker

Some people prefer to remove the skin from tomatoes before souping them, but I don’t find it necessary when using a soup maker. The motor is so powerful that it blends the soup until it is completely smooth, and doesn’t have any bits of skin left.

If you don’t have any shallots, 1 onion will be perfectly fine too.

Since buying my Morphy Richards Soup Maker I have used it several times a week. Some weeks, every single day. I have been experimenting with many different recipes – mainly to put in my soup maker recipe book – but it’s also the perfect excuse to have soup almost every day!

Related: Spicy Tomato Soup

tomato and basil soup ingredients

If you enjoy this soup you might be interested in joining my Soup Maker Recipes group over on Facebook. Come on over and say hi!

Happy souping 🙂

tomato and basil soup

tomato and basil soup

Tomato & Basil Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish


  1. Add all the ingredients (except the basil) to your soup maker. Stir ingredients together. Make sure you don't go over the MAX line. If you are not above the MIN line add some more hot water to top it up.
  2. Put the lid on and select the smooth setting.
  3. Once the program has finished, take the lid off and add the chopped basil leaves. Blend on the manual setting for about 20 seconds.
  4. Garnish with some chopped basil.


Did you make this recipe? Let me know in the comments!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90

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Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Omg this soup is my favourite one .thanks

Liana Green

Wednesday 17th of March 2021


Maggie Jackson

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I have a Morphy Richards Compact Soupmaker - which I love. But my Tomato Soup was a disaster. Followed the recipe but my soup was full of bits of tomato skin - which makes me shudder! Had to strain it through a sieve before I could eat it. Where am I going wrong here? I didn't think from the photos that you had skinned the tomatoes, don't really want to be bothered with doing that to be honest. Bought some passata and then discovered MR dont recommend the use of that in the soupmaker (why not?) so back to trying to sort this recipe out. Any help much appreciated.

Liana Green

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Hi Maggie - you shouldn't need to sieve it - I don't have the Compact model but I regularly use fresh tomatoes in the other Morphy Richards Soup Maker models and there isn't a trace of skin once it's finished. I've never peeled the skins (I agree - I can't be bothered with that either!) Is the soup maker blending ok with other recipes? No bits left?

As for MR not recommending the use of passata - it can burn on the bottom of the soup maker when there isn't enough stock/non tomato based liquid in with it. I've never had this problem before but I know other people have.

Are you part of my soup maker FB group? There are quite a few members with the compact model that might be able to help. You can join here:

I hope that helps Maggie, let me know if not!


Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Hey, could be my soup maker, but mine just isn’t going smooth, I’ve got it on now on a second smooth setting. Fingers crossed

Liana Green

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Hi Gemma - what soup maker do you have?

Richard Reed

Saturday 22nd of August 2020

Hi. I’ve just made your tomato and basil soup in the soup maker my son bought me for Christmas, I’m sorry to say it lacks something, the tomato taste isn’t as good as say a tin of hienz, I used all the ingredients in your recipe, then after the disappointment I added a couple of spoons of tomato paste and blended it again, still not up to my expectations, I even used the best tomatoes (expensive) ones in Tesco, perhaps you could suggest something. Regards Richard. PS. I have a glut of courgettes in my garden, any suggestions.

Liana Green

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

Hi Richard - sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this soup. Do you mean it doesn't taste of tomato enough? If so, perhaps try adding more tomatoes, use on the vine tomatoes (if you're not already), or even try it with tinned tomatoes. You could also try using a different stock (I find stock pots are better than stock cubes for taste). It won't ever taste exactly like 'Heinz' as you are using fresh ingredients. Some people like to add a little sugar to get it more like Heinz - maybe you can try that? Hope that helps :)


Wednesday 19th of August 2020

What is your definition of a medium tomato, either by weight or diameter

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