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Copycat Zupas Tomato Basil Soup

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!

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



  • 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


  • 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


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.