Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup

Published on Oct 15, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Tried and Tasty

Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Enjoy the comfort of Cafe Zupas right in your very own kitchen. With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party! | Tried and TastyI am a huge Cafe Zupas fan and have so many favorites. Along with my Copycat Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup I was equally excited to make and share this Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe! This soup is phenomenal. If there’s one thing I wish we would have grown this year in our garden, it would be basil. We just don’t seem to have good luck with some herbs and that is one of them. This recipe calls for a whole lot of basil and I happily obliged. The smell of fresh herbs is one of my favorite smells. The pesto base for this soup is rich, beautiful, and wonderfully aromatic.

What I love about being about to make your restaurant favorites at home is that not only can you control the ingredients, you know exactly what goes in to your food. There’s just something about being in control when it comes to what you eat. This tasty soup is made with delicious wholesome ingredients (made even better with the help of butter of course!). Just before serving I threw together a batch of homemade croutons to garnish, you’re welcome to add Parmesan crisps, Asiago cheese, or tortilla strips. This would also be fantastic with a grilled cheese sandwich. Beware, this recipe feeds a crowd – make this for your next dinner party!

Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Enjoy the comfort of Cafe Zupas right in your very own kitchen. With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party! | Tried and TastyCopycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Enjoy the comfort of Cafe Zupas right in your very own kitchen. With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party! | Tried and TastyCopycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Enjoy the comfort of Cafe Zupas right in your very own kitchen. With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party! | Tried and TastyCopycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup // Enjoy the comfort of Cafe Zupas right in your very own kitchen. With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party! | Tried and Tasty

Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 27 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 538 kcal
Author: Yvonne

With this fantastic Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup recipe you can have your favorite soup anytime you want without so much as stepping one foot outside. This recipe feeds a crowd, make this for your next dinner party!

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Ingredients

Pesto

  • 2 c. 4 oz. fresh basil
  • 1 c. pine nuts
  • 1 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt

Soup

  • 6-7 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 14.5 oz. cans stewed tomatoes, unseasoned
  • 1 quart half & half

Instructions

For the pesto

  1. Wash & dry your fresh basil. Add to a blender or food processor with pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic & olive oil. Blend until a smooth paste is formed.

For the soup

  1. In a large stock pot, melt your butter. Add celery & onions, cook just until translucent. Add in dried oregano. Stir in pesto and tomatoes.  

  2. Transfer to your slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6.

  3. With an immersion blender, blend soup until creamy. Just before serving add in your half and half, mix well to combine.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from It's The Life

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 907mg39%
Potassium 645mg18%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2415IU48%
Vitamin C 19.4mg24%
Calcium 365mg37%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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7 comments about “Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup

  1. Chantelle

    I wonder what the time to cook would be if I made this in the pressure cooker. Or do you think it is better in the slow cooker?

  2. Angela Jeffcott

    Making this tonight for probably the third time since you posted it! I half the recipe for our family and it’s always a hit. Tastes just like Zupas. With a grilled cheese and some orzo I’m in soup heaven. Thanks for this recipe!

    1. Yvonne

      Angela, that is fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! I’m so glad you love it – one of my favorites for SURE!

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