Tomato Basil Soup Mix

Makes 4 servings

We love this soup. It’s easy. It’s flexible. It tastes like something from a fancy bistro yet comes together in 10 minutes. It is easy to store a pantry pack for quick meals.

This soup is packed with the bold tomato flavor you love without any artificial colors or flavors. Seasoned with basil and just a hint of rosemary it’s delicious at any time of day or night and the perfect ingredient in a variety of family favorite recipes ( see “Condensed Soup Version” below).


Pantry Pack—Dry Soup Mix

Makes 1 Pantry Packet

1/2 cup tomato powder
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon (regular or low sodium)
2 tablespoons dried, chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried, minced garlic
2 teaspoons of dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a pint Mason jar, combine all ingredients.
  2. Store in a cool, dry pantry or cupboard. Storage life, if stored correctly, is 6 months.


To Prepare Soup:

2 tablespoons melted butter (or substitute fat)
1 pantry packet Basil Tomato Soup Mix
2-1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in tomato soup mixture and water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  3. Pour into bowls or mugs and add Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


Condensed Soup Version

tomato-basil-oregano-1To use this soup as you would canned condensed soup (like Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato with Basil and Oregano) decrease the amount of water to 1-1/4 cups.

Conventional Tomato Version

Replace Tomato Powder with 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce to the original pantry pack recipe. Add additional items to make soup, decreasing water to 1 cup.

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6 thoughts on “Tomato Basil Soup Mix

  1. Martha says:

    I’m wondering about adding dry milk powder for cream of tomato soup. Whaddya think?
    Love the recipe!!

    1. Admin says:

      Sure you can. Let me know how it works out 🙂

  2. I definitely want to try this. This was a horrible year for tomatoes in my garden, so I’m hoping next year is better.

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  3. Pam says:

    Thank you!

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