Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tasty Thursday #74: Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Welcome back to Tasty Thursday!!

In the end of July, my husband went out into the field for two weeks. I took advantage of this time and decided to make things that he hates, while he was gone. As a child, I never liked canned soup, but since I'm older and figured out that homemade soups are the bomb dot com - I've been wanting to test out a few of my least favorites. This tomato soup was so much better than the stuff in the can! I loved the croutons too!

What you need:
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. EVOO
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 14 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 slices bread
  • 3 slices American cheese
  • Spreadable butter

On a foil-lined sheet, place tomatoes. Drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake at 400* for 30 minutes.

Melt butter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until transparent.

Then add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

Stir in diced tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, broth, and thyme.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 40 minutes.

Prepare one grilled cheese sandwich with bread, cheese, and butter. 
Let cool slightly and cut into cubes.

Puree in a blender or food processor and return to pot. 

Stir in heavy cream.
Serve topped with grilled cheese croutons.

Recipe from Semi Homemade Mom

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Christine said...

Yum I love grilled cheese and tomato soup. I also have a ton of tomatoes coming my way so this is perfect! Is it fall yet?

Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

That soup looks fantastic!! Thanks for hosting!

Micha said...

Homemade tomato soup is so much better than any canned version I've ever had.
Thanks for hosting.

CJ @ Morsels of Life said...

Thanks for hosting! Looks like your linkup is growing. :) I'm liking how you combined grilled cheese and tomato soup into one!