Ingredient List
Tomato Soup:
  • 1 onion, yellow, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 glove minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes with oregano, onion and garlic
  • 14.5 ounce can chicken broth
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)
Grilled Cheese Croutons:
  • Sliced whole wheat bread
  • Sliced cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
Tomato Soup
  • Sauté onion and red pepper in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until softened over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

  • Add tomato paste to sautéed vegetables. Stir until well combined. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Allow mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Using immersion blender, blend soup until smooth.

  • Add half and half and parmesan cheese just before serving.

Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. While pan is heating, butter sliced bread on one side and lightly sprinkle buttered side with garlic powder.

  • Place buttered side down on heated skillet. Place one slice of cheese on unbuttered side and then place another slice of buttered garlic bread, butter side up over the cheese.

  • Grill sandwich until slightly brown and then flip using a spatula in order to grill opposite side.

  • Once both sides are grilled, remove from skillet onto cutting board. Cut sandwich into bite size pieces to make “croutons”.

  • Serve grilled cheese croutons over the top of tomato soup.

  • Warm up with a cup of tomato soup topped with crispy grilled cheese croutons! This homemade tomato soup is packed with red-orange veggies and is the perfect meal for those cold winter nights!

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