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Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup (vegan)

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup is a delicious vegan creamy soup recipe perfect for any time of the year! Easy to make and so tasty!

Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup - a dairy-free, gluten-free recipe made with all whole food ingredients!

I think you have really great taste.

I’m totally batting doe eyes at you right now.

Sometimes, you do things like pin the Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup that I included in my 35 Crock Pot Recipes Roundup last week 500 bajillion times, and it makes me realize: I want that soup now. It monkeys with my brainsicles. If they (you) want it, I want it. They (you) have really great taste.

Stop it, you wizards.

You pin my roundup recipes – – – > I want to make the recipes – – – > I make the recipes – – – > I eat crock pot tomato basil soup = ∂²R/∂Q².  Whoa, I lost myself for a second.

Back to my story.

Your pinning behavior has been determining my behavior. You pin yummy things and then you pin fashionista swagger things and x leads to y. . .

. . .which leads to me signing up for Stitch Fix. And now, I not only rely on you to tell me what tastes good, but I rely on someone else to clothe me, too. This is your brain on pinterest. No, it’s my brain on pinterest. I’m so easily influenced.

1010111100011101. Okay, no…that’s just your brain on binary.

Anyway, I decided to make the tomato basil parmesan soup. But haste: I’m a stubborn little hoss and can’t seem to follow a recipe to save my life. Believe that. I add and subtract and pretty soon, I’m left with a recipe that pretty much bears no resemblance to the original.

I took the dairy out of the original recipe, making this a vegan soup because you like vegan food and so do I. Many, many nods of agreement.

I used almond milk instead of cream. Almond milk? You ask. Does the soup taste like almond milk? You ask. No, it doesn’t. Stop acting a fool. You’re just gonna have to take a flying leap of faith that the soup tastes like tomato and basil.

Easy Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup


Let me tell you something that may straight up lose you. I believe in sautéing before crocking. OH! Our relationship is on the fritz! I tell you to crock pot and then I tell you to sauté?? Crock pot purpose = defeated? Julia: 0, Skillet: 1?? No. Sautéing makes crocking a tastier experience. So you do a little sauté foreplay and then you get down to the crock and what comes out is a lovely fall soup.

All of that to say. Crock pot tomato basil soup. That’s what I said.

Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup - a dairy-free, gluten-free recipe made with all whole food ingredients!

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup is rich and flavorful yet light!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
6 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons basil paste, or 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  • Add oil to a skillet and heat to medium. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sage, oregano, thyme, and salt, and sauté another 2 minutes.
  • Pour the sautéed vegetables into your crock pot along with the remaining ingredients for the soup and secure the lid.
  • Slow cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Pour the tomato basil soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve with crusty rustic bread or a freaking delicious sandwich.


Serving: 1Serving - Calories: 137kcal - Carbohydrates: 19g - Protein: 3g - Fat: 6g - Fiber: 4g - Sugar: 11g
Course: Soups, Stews, & Chilies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot tomato soup, tomato basil soup
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Julia
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Sunday 2nd of July 2023

When do you add the almond milk to this recipe?


Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Hi Wendy! My apologies for the unclear instructions! I fixed the recipe so it makes much more sense now. You add the sauteed veggies to the crock pot at the same time as all of the liquid (including the almond milk or coconut milk), then slow cook it. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Thursday 10th of October 2013

Hahaha! Girl, you are hilarious! Love the "that's just your brain on binary" Lol

I have to agree that sautéing before crocking does lead to more depth in flavor and I love using almond milk in all of my recipes that call for milk or cream. I have a touch of lactose intolerance so while I can enjoy foods with milk in them, I don't usually keep it on hand since I'm not going to just pour myself up a big glass of lying in the floor in the fetal position! Ha!

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

Saturday 5th of October 2013

I am in awe of your awesome food photography skills! I'm definitely trying to improve and when I see photos like this it just inspires me even more.

This recipe also looks delicious :)


Sunday 6th of October 2013

Jan, you're so sweet! I'm still figuring photography out, myself and find that time spent behind the lens is the best way of piecing together how it all works :) That and editing software, lol! Have a great weekend!


Friday 4th of October 2013

I am such a sucker for tomato soup, you got me. I'm curious to see what you think of stitchfix! Show us the goods lady! :)


Sunday 6th of October 2013

I'm curious to see what they send me too...I'm pretty picky, plus my ass is an anomaly, so I'm not sure they're going to be able to find jeans that fit me correctly. ;) I'll do a Stitch Fix post once I receive my goods.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

Friday 4th of October 2013

Stop acting a fool--ha! That made me cackle. I use almond milk in soup all the time. It's delicious! And bring on the crock pot recipes--I looooove them!

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