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This isn't your average grilled cheese and tomato soup. Carrian ingeniously turns grilled cheese into croutons and slow roasts the tomatoes for a deep, rich flavor. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese “Croutons”

Tomato soup gets a makeover

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a staple that reminds us of being kids. There’s something about a big bowl of warm soup with a crusty sandwich on the side to dunk in (always cut into triangles) that brings us back to a much simpler and more care-free time. Well, this recipe takes us there but gives the traditional combo a much-needed facelift by bringing together the classic caprese ingredients – tomato, basil, and mozzarella – in a unique way. Tomatoes are first slow-roasted to concentrate their flavor, then only partially pureed so the soup is creamy and smooth while still having body. The ingenious part of this recipe is using mozzarella instead of American in the grilled cheese and cutting the sandwich into little croutons which float on top of the soup. Stir in a heap of fresh basil at the end and you’ll have a warming meal that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy.


Carrian Cheney

Food Blogger & Writer

Carrian Cheney from Sweet Basil

I believe that food should be an experience and not merely a means to survive. When people join together in the kitchen to create with real, quality ingredients and a point in the right direction, anyone can be successful in the kitchen. They not only eat better, but relationships are strengthened.

We met Carrian serendipitously through Twitter (where many great relationships begin) and boy, are we glad we did. Other than being sweet as can be (seriously, she rocks), she’s a wonderful writer who shares her comforting and delicious recipes with us on her blog, Sweet Basil. Her writing is the type that you read and feel as if you’re getting to know her instantaneously. With her recipes, she invites us into her home as part of her family and inspires us to put quality, real food on the table each and every day.

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