Tomato Basil Soup with Brie Toasties

    25 min

    This is a quick, yet delicious recipe for a creamy and rich tomato soup, which is served over a Brie in rye bread toasty. If you prefer, you can serve the toasties on the side.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 115g Brie cheese
    • 4 slices rye bread
    • 800g tomato puree
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 115g cream cheese, cubed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Spread the Brie cheese onto two slices of bread and top with remaining slices. Place on a baking tray and toast in the oven for about 8 minutes, turning once halfway through. Cut in half and set aside.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the tomato puree, crushed chillies, black pepper, basil and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
    3. Whisk in the cream cheese until well blended, then stir in the milk. Heat through without bringing to the boil. Stir in the fresh basil and remove from the heat.
    4. To serve, place each sandwich half into a separate bowl. Ladle soup over each one into the bowl. Serve immediately.

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    This was good, fast and easy. I used two 14oz cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes because I did not have puree on hand and the texture was great.  -  17 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used the variation given by the last review, 2 14oz cans tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes instead of the puree. It Was EXCELLENT!!  -  13 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was absolutely delicious! It is very similar to the tomato basil soup you get at La Madeleine which I love. I used the 1 can of diced and 2 of sauce and when it was almost ready I used a hand blender to mash the diced tomatoes up a bit more. It turned out thick and hearty and the flavor was amazing!  -  10 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)