Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese
This tomato soup and grilled cheese recipe is the epitome of comfort food! Whether you enjoy dunking your grilled cheese into the soup or sipping your soup from an oversized mug, this recipe will warm you up from the inside out.
Introduction: Warm, velvety, and oh-so-satisfying, our Easy Creamy Tomato Soup paired with a classic Grilled Cheese is the perfect combination for a cozy and delicious meal. This timeless duo is a go-to for chilly evenings or when you simply crave a comforting bowl of goodness. Let’s dive into the steps of creating this culinary masterpiece.
For the Tomato Soup:
- 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
For the Grilled Cheese:
- 8 slices of your favorite bread
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- Prepare the Tomato Soup:
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic, sautéing until fragrant and translucent.
- Pour in the crushed tomatoes and vegetable broth, stirring well. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, add sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Allow the soup to simmer for 15-20 minutes, letting the flavors meld together.
- Slowly stir in the heavy cream, ensuring it’s well incorporated. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from heat and let it cool slightly before using an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.
- Ladle the creamy tomato soup into bowls, garnish with fresh basil if desired, and set aside.
- Prepare the Grilled Cheese:
- Lay out 8 slices of bread on a clean surface.
- Spread a generous amount of softened butter on one side of each slice.
- On the unbuttered side of 4 slices, evenly distribute the shredded cheddar cheese.
- Place the remaining slices of bread on top, buttered side facing out, creating 4 sandwiches.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sandwiches and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Remove from the skillet and let them cool for a minute before slicing.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Ladle the creamy tomato soup into bowls.
- Place a slice or two of the deliciously melted Grilled Cheese on the side or atop the soup for an extra indulgence.
- Serve hot and savor the delightful combination of creamy tomato soup and gooey grilled cheese.
Conclusion: Indulge in the warmth of our Easy Creamy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese – a classic pairing that never goes out of style. Whether you’re seeking comfort on a rainy day or looking for a quick and satisfying meal, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite. Enjoy the creamy richness and melty goodness of this timeless duo!