Tomato & basil soup

Preparation 2 minutes. Cooking 5–10 minutes.

With thanks to Nutricia Clinical Care for permission to reproduce this recipe from its leaflet Fortisip Quick Soup Recipes.*


  • 1 tin of condensed cream of tomato soup (295g/10.5oz)
  • Single cream or creme fraiche (150ml/0.25 pint)
  • Pesto (1 tbsp)

To serve (per serving)

  • Croutons (28g/1oz)
  • Sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2–3 fresh basil leaves

Serves 2

* The supplement Fortisip can be used in place of cream in this recipe, if it has been prescribed.


  1. Pour the tomato soup into a pan.
  2. Add the cream or creme fraiche and pesto and heat gently, stirring constantly. Don’t let the soup boil.
  3. Pour into soup bowls and sprinkle each one with croutons and grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve with basil leaves.

You can use the supplement Fortisip (neutral flavour) instead of cream, if it has been prescribed.


Suitable for:

  • people with a dry or sore mouth
  • people with problems chewing or swallowing
  • people with loss of taste or smell
  • people with loss of weight or appetite
  • quick and simple recipe

Nutritional information (per portion)

Energy 440kcal; Protein 7.7g; Total fat 33g (of which saturates 12g); Carbohydrate 30g; Fibre 1.7g