Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup (vegan)

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup (vegan) - - - >

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.

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup (vegan) - - - >

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.

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup (vegan) - - - >

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours
Author: Julia


  • 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
  • 3 tablespoons basil paste (or 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves chopped)


  1. 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.
  2. Add the garlic, sage, oregano, thyme, and salt, and sauté another 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the sautéed vegetables into a [crock pot] along with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Slow cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. Pour the tomato basil soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Serve with crusty rustic bread or a freaking delicious sandwich.


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  1. Julie

    I use almond milk in all my recipes calling for milk, since both Jerry and Stephie can’t do milk. Does this make me a vegan? Heck no! Because with this lovely vegan soup, I would be making toasted pimento cheese sandwiches (don’t ask how they can eat cheese but not milk. I don’t understand their stomachs). Point is, that almond milk is the bomb. The end.

    1. Julia Post author

      The funny thing about vegan recipes is I tend to love putting cheese on them. This soup + parmesan cheese = hell yes…I couldn’t be vegan to save my life. 🙂

      1. stephie @ EYHO

        I would like to point out that it’s not that I CAN’T do milk, I just can only do a limited amount of dairy and prefer to save those dairy points for cheese, cheese, and more cheese.

        And ice cream.

        And I totally put cheese on vegan soup allllllllll the time!

        1. Julia Post author

          Cheeese glorious cheeeeeeese! Sorry, I just wanted to chime in. 😉 Vegan food is so great when it’s not vegan! Oh god, I might get in trouble for this one…

  2. Tieghan

    Ha, I still love you even if you are going to make me break out a pan before crockpotting (Not sure that is even a word)! This soup looks worth it!

    1. Julia Post author

      Miriam-Webster needs to add the verb form of crock pot stat! and the noun form. Hello, I am a crockpotter; If you’ll excuse me, I need to get down to some crockpotting. End o’story.

  3. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I’ve been saying this for months, but I’m sooooooo close to caving in to Stitch Fix! Are you gonna show us what you got… 🙂 Until I cave it’s fun living vicariously through other people’s “fixes”.

    This soup = awesome!!

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m supposed to receive my first shipment on 10/22! I’m excited to see what they pick out for me, cause I’m…well…picky. I’m totally going to show you guys what they send me. 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      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.

    1. Julia Post author

      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!

  4. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    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!


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