Creamy Tomato Soup

A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I was currently eating my very first grilled cheese/tomato soup combo.  There was shock and disbelief that I made it 35 and a half years before dipping my first grilled cheese into some Campbell’s tomato soup.

Of course I loved it.

For some reason I had been under the impression that I hated tomato soup. I’m not sure where I got this idea other than I don’t like raw tomatoes. But tomato soup doesn’t taste like taking a bite out of a raw tomato.

Anyway, since I thought it was tasty, I was determined to make my own tomato soup.  Not that anything is wrong with Campbell’s, but homemade is always better than something out of a can.

So I scoured Pinterest for a recipe and I stumbled upon something that I pinned long ago…something my friend Nichole posted on her blog.

This week I decided we needed an easy dinner on Halloween so I made tomato soup by adapting her recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup, and Cortney whipped up some grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 2oz butter
  • 1 small yellow onion (sliced)
  • 3 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cream

Directions

Step 1
In a large sauce pan, over medium-high heat, melt the butter and saute the onion and garlic until translucent
Step 2
Add the water and reduce by half.
Step 3
Add the tomatoes and cream and reduce by half.
Step 4
Remove from heat and use an emulsifier, blender, or food processor to blend until smooth.

I think grilled cheese and tomato soup might be my  new favorite thing.  I can’t believe I waited so long to try it!  Mmmm!

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Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. My children, well 2 of them anyway, and myself could live off of both of those. I cannot believe you went that long either!!

  2. I haven’t made my own before, but grilled cheese and tomato soup are two of my favourite comfort foods! I have passed that love on to my oldest. My youngest does not appreciate the beauty of soup yet. 🙂

  3. I used to eat this tomato soup with melted cheese on top, when I was a student in England – it was my favorite meal ever!! Your recipe looks awesome.

  4. I loathe tomatoes & tomato soup, but my husband would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxox

  5. I need to try this! I love tomato soup and grilled cheese, but I have never had them together (and I’m almost 42, so you’re doing good 🙂 )

  6. Okay, this sounds awesome. And we had the exact same dinner last night (but from a can. Sigh). Can’t wait to try this!

  7. Oh we have a lady here in Charlotte who makes the best tomato bisque ever ever ever and she wins awards for it. I LOVE it with a grilled cheese. I too am surprised you went so long! Welcome to the club!

  8. I was under the impression that I also hated tomato soup for at least 20 years. Turns out I do not hate tomato soup…quite the opposite in fact. You should try eating sliced tomatoes again too because it turns out I don’t hate them either.

    I’ve been on the hunt for a homemade tomato soup recipe for years and still haven’t found one that’s comparable to Campbell’s. Your recipe is on my list to try now.