I don't think there's anything more comforting than soup with a grilled cheese. It covers all areas of warmth, cheesiness, veggie goodness, and plain deliciousness. For today's post, we have an easy tomato soup recipe with grilled cheese croutons!
For the tomato soup, you will need:
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1-2 carrots, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 cans of diced tomatoes
A pinch of salt, and dried Italian seasonings
Optional: 1/2 cup of cream or almond milk for a creamy soup
For the grilled cheese croutons, you will need:
Bread of your choice (I used a multigrain bread)
Cheese of your choice (I used daiya sliced cheddar "cheese")
Butter for bread (I used vegan butter)
To start, place all of the soup's ingredients in a pot (except for the creamy addition if using). Let the veggies cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat. Once everything is heated through, use an immersion blender or a blender to mix up the soup to a smooth consistency. Place back into the pot, and heat through for another 20-30 minutes to let the flavours develop together. If you want to add the cream or almond milk, add now, and stir well.
Before you serve, make your grilled cheese. Heat up a pan on medium heat, and butter both pieces of bread. Put one slice butter side down in the pan, place cheese on top, and other piece of bread (butter side on top). Flip when the bottom slice is golden, and grill other piece of bread until same golden brown. Cut your grilled cheese into same squares and top your bowl of soup with them!
This soup is so easy to make, is light on the wallet, and the grilled cheese croutons add such a nice touch. It's delicious, can be vegan, and is a great lunch or dinner any day of the week!