Homemade Tomato Soup

Tomato soup with a grilled cheese is one of my all time favorite meals. I usually just eyeball it because it’s hard to mess up when it comes to these flavors, but when I made it last week I measured things out so I could share the recipe with y’all!


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • Medium onion, diced
  • 3 cans of diced or pureed tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 leaves fresh basil (+however much you want to use to garnish)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup cream (heavy or whipping)


  1. Sautee onions in butter
  2. Add tomatoes with their juice, salt, pepper, and fresh basil
  3. Blend mixture in a blender or using handheld blender in pot
  4. Reduce to a simmer and add baking soda, OJ, and cream
  5. Simmer for 15 min
  6. Garnish with fresh basil


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  1. Lauren,
    I have watched you since day 1 on the bachelor wnd have always loved and admired you! Cant say enough how much I love you and Chris and look up to you two as a couple ! Wish you only the best and plan to make all your yummy recipes 🙂