la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup Recipe – Knockoff

February 11, 2013 by 13 Comments

I have tried so many Tomato Basil Soup recipes and nothing compares to the recipe my sweet friend was given by her sweet friend!  And guess what — I was told I can share with you, too!  Have you ever had la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup!?  It’s totally my favorite and this knockoff is so similar it’s like I’m eating out in the comfort of my home.  And it’s SUPER EASY to make — a tried and true recipe that my family loves!

La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup - BarnsandNoodles

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la Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Barns and Noodles
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Serves: 6-8
Have you ever had la Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup!? This is a total knockoff of la Madeleine’s rich creamy flavor! It’s the perfect comfort food, a tried and true recipe that my family loves!
  • 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes
  • 32 oz. tomato juice
  • 20 basil whole leaves
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper
  1. In a large pot bring whole tomatoes and tomato juice to a boil.
  2. Add basil and continue boiling for 20 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool a bit, then puree tomato basil mixture in the mixture –hold the lid.
  4. Pour puree back into large pot.
  5. Add butter, cream, salt, and pepper.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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13 Responses to “la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup Recipe – Knockoff”
  1. Judith - Texas says:

    This is similar to the soup I’ve been making for the past 10 plus years – truly a delicious soup – but it’s not called La Madeleine’s – don’t remember where I got the recipe. Enclosing the recipe as it is a little different re spices and the addition of diced tomatoes:

    Tomato Basil Soup
    Serves 8

    4 cups canned whole tomatoes – crushed
    4 cups tomato juice
    1 8oz. Can diced tomatoes (drained)
    12 to 14 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish (optional)
    1 cup whipping cream
    1 stick (1/2 cup) sweet unsalted butter, softened
    Salt to taste
    ¼ tsp. Cracked black pepper
    Herbs de Provence – 1 level tsp to start
    Garlic powder – 1 level tsp to start

    Combine crushed tomatoes and tomato juice in saucepan; add herbs de provence and garlic powder; simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Cool slightly and place in blender or food processor with the basil leaves. Process to puree – this will have to be done in batches.

    Return pureed mixture to saucepan and add diced tomatoes, cream and butter; check to see if more herbs de Provence, and garlic powder are needed plus add salt and pepper; stir over low heat until cream and butter is incorporated into mixture. Ladle soup into soup bowls/mugs. Garnish with fresh basil leaves (optional)

    Try this version for a comparison. I normally serve with soup with homemade Dill Bread. Enjoy – Judy B.

  2. Angela C says:

    Yummy, this looks awesome 🙂

  3. Shannon says:

    This look wonderful! I can’t wait to try this on a cold & snowy day. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from the Chef In Training link party:)

  4. Kelly says:

    Yum, one of my favorite soups! Thanks for sharing!

  5. The Other Me says:

    looks so easy and so good. thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Megan says:

    Sounds so delicious!

  7. Susi says:

    Now if you can add the recipe for their ceasar salad, I will be in heaven!

  8. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    Hope to see you there 🙂


  9. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    YUM! I love your pictures too! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  10. Emily says:

    This looks sooo good. I just shared on my FB page 🙂

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