tomato soup & grilled cheese

i believe that there is nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of tomato soup and a crispy grilled cheese, and this recipe will fulfill all of your soup and sandwich needs, i promise!

for the soup you will need:

3 medium-sized vine ripe tomatoes (1.5-2 lbs), quartered

1/2 onion, diced

1 can diced tomatoes (any brand, i used muir glen)

olive oil, salt, and pepper

1 can chicken broth

for the sandwich you will need:

2 slices of bread, i used rosemary sourdough from whole food’s

room temperature butter

cheese of choice, i used mild cheddar


  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. place the tomatoes onto a sheetpan and drizzle with olive oil + season with salt and pepper. roast tomatoes for 1 hr
  3. heat up some oil on high heat and once heated, add in your onions
  4. season onions with salt and pepper and cook them for 7-8 minutes, until translucent
  5. once onions are cooked, pour in the roasted tomatoes (optional: peel them to prevent skins in soup), diced tomatoes, and chicken broth
  6. heat on high and let everything stew together and simmer for 20-30 minutes
  7. blend the soup with an immersion blender- if you like chunks in your soup, ladle a portion of the soup to the side before blending (check chef’s notes if you do not have one)
  8. let soup simmer on medium-low heat until ready to serve and season to preferences
  9. butter both sides of the two slices of bread
  10. place the bread onto a cold pan and then proceed to place the cheese
  11. finish the sandwich by putting the last slice of bread on top and turn the heat to medium + cover the pan
  12. after 3-4 minutes, check on sandwich and cook according to preferences!
  13. enjoy 🙂


chef’s notes:

if you do not have an immersion blender, ladle a portion of your soup to the side and let cool for 20-30 minutes before blending. you can blend all of your soup if you’d like, you’d just have to do it in multiple batches

you can add roasted garlic to the soup with the broth and tomatoes, just roast the garlic with some olive oil, salt, and pepper with the tomatoes (make sure the garlic is wrapped in aluminum foil)



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