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 @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles 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 @ Cookin' Mimi said...

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

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

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