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A bowl of Creamy Tomato Basil and Italian Sausage Soup with a spoon.

Creamy Tomato Basil and Italian Sausage Soup

An easy and creamy tomato soup made with fresh basil and tender Italian sausage.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade tomato soup, how to make tomato soup, soup tomato
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 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 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Place olive oil into a medium sized dutch oven over medium heat. Cook sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil leaves, pasta sauce, water, half and half, salt and pepper. Cook until warm then reduce heat to low. Simmer until ready to serve. It's that easy!